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

Contact Information

The Citadel Archives & Museum
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
Telephone: 843-953-2569

Important Info: 
The Citadel Museum & Archives are CLOSED INDEFINITELY


We Are Closed Indefinitely

Citadel Archives

The Old Citadel 1857 at Marion Square, Charleston, SC

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.

Our digital collection is housed through the Lowcountry Digital Library and is continually growing.

Researching at the Archives

While The Citadel Archives & Museum is currently closed, Daniel Library staff may be able to assist you with limited research needs on a case-by-case basis (eg. fact checking). The length of time required for the fulfillment of a research request will vary depending on the nature of the request and the staff, resources, and time available. Please note at this time research is a service provided by Daniel Library staff who share other responsibilities within the institution. We cannot offer extensive research services at this time.

To begin the process, please make your research request by phone (843-953-2569) or e-mail ( Once your request has been reviewed, a librarian will contact you to clarify any research needs, determine the feasibility of the request fulfillment, make a research appointment, and/or discuss any associated fees. Fees (for reproductions, photocopies, etc.) may apply depending on the nature of the request.


Citadel Collections at the Lowcountry Digital Library

Citadel Museum

The Citadel Cadets 1861 from Frank Leslie's Illustrated News

The 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.

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