Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Booth, Evangeline (fl. 1920) [There is abundant evidence...]

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also request a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.044 Author/Creator: Booth, Evangeline (fl. 1920) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Typed document signed Date: circa 1920 Pagination: 2 p. 28.1 x 21.8 cm

Summary of Content: Commander of the Salvation Army Booth argues that "class consciousness" is giving way to "service consciousness." She comments on the Church's strengthening appeal and its readiness for service. The speech began a fund-raising effort within the church for a million dollars.

People: Booth, Evangeline

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraCharity and PhilanthropyWoman AuthorWomen's HistoryReligionFinance

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources