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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


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Occasional visitors are allowed to park on the Avenue of Remembrance located directly in front of the Library. If parking there is full, Public Safety can direct you to another appropriate parking spot.

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Citadel Archives

The Old Citadel 1857 at Marion Square, Charleston, SC

The Citadel Archives, located in the Daniel Library, houses over 300 collections which pertain to the history of The Citadel. Dating back to The Citadel's founding in 1842, 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

The Citadel Archives is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am until 5:00pm by appointment. Beginning June 1st, our summer hours will be: Monday-Thursday from 9:00am until 5:00pm and Fridays from 9:00am until 12:00pm by appointment. Appointments may be made by e-mail ( or by phone (843-953-6846). Please be aware that our hours fill up quickly, and we may not be able to assist walk-ins.

Limited reference assistance is available for those who cannot visit our Archives in person. The length of time required for the fulfillment of a research request will vary depending on the nature of the request. Fees for reproductions may apply. If necessary, the Archivist will provide a list of local independent researchers for hire.

Citadel Collections at the Lowcountry Digital Library

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