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Early History of Cuban Cadets at The Citadel


The Citadel's April 20, 1904 Board of Visitor meeting minutes state: "The subject of printing in Spanish the book of information issued by the Academy was discussed and it was finally decided to print ---- copies in Spanish to be bound with those in English."

A recruitment document found in the Asbury Coward Collection in The Citadel Archives, pictured below, states that The Citadel: "Abre sus puertas a miembros de la raza blanca de las islas de Cuba y Puerto Rico sin distinción de su nacionalidad" which translates to: "Opens its doors to members of the white race from the islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico without distinction of their nationality."

Excerpt from April 20, 1904 minutes of The Citadel's Board of Visitors

Recruitment information for students from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Asbury Coward Collection, The Citadel Archives.