Maud Ballington Booth Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers of Maud Ballington Booth date from 1896 to 1988 and contain correspondence (arranged chronologically) and photographs. The correspondence between herself and author, Susan Welty, is generally of a personal and social nature, occasionally describing lectures or travels for the Volunteers of America. Booth's children, Charles and Theodora, also corresponded with Welty and these letters are included. There is also a speech given by Susan Welty which is a sketch of Look Up and Hope, her biography of Maud Ballington Booth. There are also business letters written to various representatives of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau and others for whom Maud Ballington Booth lectured. These letters discuss schedules, her work for the Volunteer Prison League, and her husband, Ballington Booth.
- Booth, Maud Ballington (Person)
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5 linear feet
Language of Materials
Pioneer social reformer. Correspondence concerning her work for Volunteers of America , Volunteer Prison League, lectures, etc.
Method of Acquisition
The collection was in part given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1991 by Susan F. Welty, and in part purchased over a period of years.
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