Heritage Centre Archives

Heritage image - Salvation Army cadets (Ministers in training)  - dated 1892

Our archive collection includes paper records, photographs and film. Our archive and library catalogue can be searched here.


The aim of the archives is:

  • To store for accountability and historical value the official records of the work of the organisation at IHQ and THQ
  • To allow the International Heritage Centre to fulfil its mission of telling the ongoing story of The Salvation Army


We collect:

UK Salvation Army records

Records of Salvation Army UK Territorial departments (THQ)
Records of Salvation Army UK Social centres
Records of Salvation Army UK businesses, groups or training centres
Records from UK Corps and Divisions
Officer records

Salvation Army international records

Records of Salvation Army International headquarters departments (IHQ)
Records from Salvation Army overseas territories (who are unable to keep their own)
Records of Salvation Army international groups or committees

Personal Papers

We collect personal paper collections of individuals who have a significant association with the life and work of The Salvation Army