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The Archives & Museum is the repository for historic material pertaining to The Citadel as an institution.
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Museum and Archives Closed Indefinitely

About the Archives and Museum

The Citadel Cadets 1861The Citadel Museum

Citadel Museum represents the history of The Military College of South Carolina from its founding in 1842 to the present. Arranged chronologically, the permanent exhibits feature the military, academic, athletic and social aspects of cadet life.

The past is brought to life with photographs from the Archives highlighting the exhibits. Memorabilia from special events, biographical sketches of the presidents of the college, as well as cadet uniforms and arms are displayed. Through a self guided tour, the visitor experiences the essence of each era in The Citadel's history.

A handsome display of Citadel rings from 1895 to the present is a focal point in the foyer of the Museum. Citadel men who lost their lives in wars since World War II are memorialized in photograph albums also in the Museum's foyer.

The Citadel ArchivesThe Old Citadel 1857

There are over three hundred collections in the Archives which pertain to the history of The Citadel or have military significance. The time span of the collections is from 1842 to the present. Holdings include personal papers, letters, diaries, reports, minutes, speeches, and Citadel publications. Visual images include photographs, postcards, engravings, films and videotapes.

Collections include the military papers and photographs of the notable World War II General Mark W. Clark; the letters of the Confederate General Ellison Capers, an 1857 graduate of The Citadel; and nineteenth and twentieth century cadet diaries and speeches.

Finding Aids

Please see the The Citadel Archives: A Guide to Collections.


    Contact Information

    The Citadel Archives & Museum
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC 29409
    Telephone: 843-953-6846
    Fax: 843-953-6956

    Important Info:

    The Citadel Museum & Archives are CLOSED INDEFINITELY. 

    For more information, contact:

    David Goble, Library Director at 843-953-1267.


      Daniel Library, The Citadel | 171 Moultrie Street | Charleston, SC 29409 | 843.953.6845 |

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