Today in History: Salvation Army

Salvation Army

Today in History–July 5–the Library of Congress features the Salvation Army, founded on this day in London in 1865 as the Christian Mission.  Methodist minister William Booth and his wife Catherine founded the organization to fight poverty and religious indifference with military efficiency. The organization was renamed the Salvation Army in 1878 and expanded to the United States in 1880; it now serves in more than 100 countries. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below.

Salvation Army images

Salvation Army sheet music

Salvation Army books & other texts

American life histories mentions of Salvation Army

Salvation Army mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection

Pies and Doughnuts for Men Up Front: Salvation Army Provides More Than Spiritual ComfortThe Stars and Stripes (Paris, France), March 29, 1918, Vol. 1 No. 08

More articles related to the Salvation Army in The Stars and Stripes newspaper

Salvation Army historical newspaper coverage

All Hail the Hole-some Treat Library of Congress Wise Guide

History of the Salvation Army Salvation Army International

The Salvation Army National Archives (Facebook)