The Archives & Museum is the repository for historic material pertaining to The Citadel as an institution.
The Citadel Museum
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.
The Citadel Archives
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; nineteenth and twentieth century cadet diaries and speeches. .
Archival Finding Aids and Guide
Research and Photocopying
Photocopying is available for a fee and is handled by the staff. The researcher can be billed for photocopies.
Hours and Access
Please note: The Library and Museum are on separate operating schedules. The museum may be accessed through the library or by its own separate entrance.
Archives: The Archives are accessible through the front entrance of the Daniel Library Building and an elevator is available to the
The Museum Entrance is on the South side of the Daniel Library building, opposite the Guard House at the main gates of the college. An elevator is available to the third floor.
Wheelchair and stroller access is through on the front of the library.
The Archives and Museum is closed for college, religious and national holidays.
Gen. Mark W. Clark Papers - Finding Aid
Clark, Mark W. Calculated Risk. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950.
Clark, Mark W. From the Danube to the Yalu. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1954.
Thomas, John P. The History of the South Carolina Military Academy. Charleston, S.C.: Walker Evans & Cogswell, 1893. Reprinted in 1991 by Palmetto Bookworks, P.O. Box 11551, Columbia, S. C. 29211.
Bond, Oliver. The Story of The Citadel. Richmond, Va.: Garrett & Massie, 1936. Reprinted in 1989 by Southern Historical Press, Inc., 275 West Broad St., Greenville, S.C. 29602.
Baker, Gary. Cadets in Gray. Columbia, S.C.: Palmetto Bookworks, 1989.
Nicholson, Col. Dennis D. A History of The Citadel: The Years of Summerall and Clark. Charleston, S.C.: The Association of Citadel Men, 1994.
Blackwell, Michael D. Remember Now Thy Creator in the Days of Thy Youth: The Religious Heritage of The Citadel. Irmo, S.C.: The Citadel Christian Heritage Foundation, 2003. (Address: 533 Water Garden Court, Irmo, S.C. 29063)