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The Citadel Archives

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

Charles Foster & The Black Experience

The Citadel invites alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members to share memories of Charles Foster, The Citadel's first Black cadet, as well as your own experiences and reflections on race at The Citadel. Your voice will help to document and preserve this important aspect of our institution's history. To learn about Charles Foster, visit

To share your own story, click here. To speak with the archivist before sharing, please email