National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Washington Gladden Collection

(Microfilm Edition)

Ohio Historical Society

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Washington Gladden (1836 –1918) was a leading American Congregational pastor and early leader in the Social Gospel movement. He was a leading member of the Progressive Movement, serving for two years as a member of the Columbus, Ohio city council and campaigning against Boss Tweed as acting editor of the New York Independent. Gladden was one of the first leading U.S. religious figure to support unionization of the workforce; he also opposed racial segregation. He was a prolific writer, with 40 books to his credit, as well as a number of hymnals. The papers and collected items are personal and official correspondence, reviews and clippings, stories and essays, and one of the largest and most complete collections of sermons by any American clergyman.

52 reels, 235-page guide


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Washington Gladden.


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