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

Contact Information

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

Important Info: 
The Citadel Archives is CLOSED INDEFINITELY


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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 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

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