Daniel Library - The Citadel

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The Citadel’s library services have evolved from occupying a single room on the former Marion Square campus in 1842. When the college relocated to the banks of the Ashley River, library space was built within Bond Hall in 1922. The present-day Daniel Library was constructed in 1960 and partially renovated in 2010 with generous gifts from the Daniel Family of Greenville, South Carolina. The library

Operating as usual

Photos from Daniel Library - The Citadel's post 10/12/2023

The city of Charleston hosted the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition in 1901-1902. The Citadel, then called the South Carolina Military Academy, had a display at the Exposition with images and information about the college.

As part of a larger collection of memorabilia from the Exposition, The Citadel Archives & Museum holds a medal presented to The Citadel on behalf of the Exposition. A recent collaboration with The Citadel Makerspace has created this 3D rendition of the medal, allowing you to see the object from all sides:

(Link to object in our bio and below)


We will share more 3D objects as we build this new collection! Enjoy!


It's that time of the year! 🎃👻🍬
Citadel students, do you like Starbucks?!? If so be sure to submit your true or fictional tale in order to possibly win one of three Starbucks gift cards. Your tale has to be set on campus or in the Charleston and it can be whatever length of a tale that you like. Just remember your audience is your peers. Dr. Mendez will be selecting the top three stories.
Submit via Google form in our link tree links ( in bio⬆️).


Happy first day of fall semester classes!


Cadet encampment on Sullivan’s Island in 1913. Fitness is still one of the four pillars in The Citadel’s Leadership development model.


It’s almost that time!!!!
We are so excited to have the students back on campus🎉🎉🎉


Fleet Week Parade, 1912
Location: King St, Charleston, S.C.
Celebrated in late November 1912, Fleet Week welcomed thirteen ships and twelve battleships with a total of 11,318 enlisted men to Charleston harbor. Citadel cadets paraded in downtown Charleston, and remarked that, “Nothing else was talked of for weeks and weeks.”


Happy July 4th!!!! 🎉🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🎉🎆🎇
The Daniel Library is closed today but don’t fret we will reopen on July 5th for all of your studying and research needs.

Photos from Daniel Library - The Citadel's post 06/23/2023

Citadel football team circa 1913. In 1913 the Head Coach was George C. Rogers, Assistant Coaches Rev. Jim Stoney, and Bill Cogswell. The team Captain was Allan Bruner ‘14. Their record: Overall 3-4-2. | SIAA 0-2-0
The football team played at the old baseball stadium College Park Memorial Stadium from 1905-1926. The houses, roof lines, and the church in these photos look very similar to the large Hampton Park field on the corner of Moultrie and Rutledge.


Happy Birthday to the United States Army!!🎉🎉 🇺🇸
The U.S. Army is the largest branch of the U.S. military! In 1775 the army was formed to fight the Revolutionary War and consisted of volunteer soldiers with roots in the Continental Army. 🇺🇸


We salute and honor all of those who have served and made the sacrifice over this Memorial Day weekend.


Congratulations graduates!!! Class of 2023!!!! 🎓🥳

Photos from Daniel Library - The Citadel's post 03/24/2023

It's National Puppy Day! To celebrate we are sharing a picture from the archives titled “A dog at inspection” and pictures of staff members' dogs.

““A dog at inspection”,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed March 23, 2023, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/2030.


The Citadel Archives and Museum is hosting a Women's History Month Virtual Panel with Sarah Zorn and Kathryn Christmas, The Citadel's first two female Regimental Commanders. Board of Visitors member Allison Dean Love will moderate the conversation. Join us for a great discussion on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. Register and more information here: https://bit.ly/3ZYJdjC


Dr. Marlene O’Bryant-Seabrook was the first female African American professor at The Citadel, becoming a full-time faculty member in 1975. After The Citadel, Dr. O’Bryant-Seabrook continued her career with the Charleston County School District.

Also a world-renowned artist, Dr. O’Bryant-Seabrook began quilting in the 1980s, and was one of forty-four artists selected to create works commemorating the inauguration of president Barack Obama.

This is an oral history recorded in 2013 by Dr. Kerry Taylor and Joshua Dandridge:
(Also link in our bio )

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This image, published in The Citadel’s 1972 yearbook, is of members of the Afro-American Student Association, today the African American Society. The first meeting was held on February 9, 1971. The club was open to all students and advertised that it would aim to “Promote dialogue between black and white cadets and to introduce features will promote understanding.”

“I remember the first meeting laying the groundwork for its leaders, discussing the reaction of the administration and feeling very proud of the strength of its leaders.” While sharing memories of the African American Society with The Citadel Archives, Norman Seabrooks, Class of 1973, said that “They became my Citadel family.”

We are grateful to The Citadel’s African American Alumni Association for helping to name each member in the photograph.

Do you have a story or reflection on the Black Experience at The Citadel? Share your story with our Archives here: https://citadel.libwizard.com/f/archives-citadel-edu-share

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Joseph Shine, Class of 1971, was the second African American graduate of the Corps of Cadets. After The Citadel, Shine graduated from Harvard Law School and earned an MBA from Southern Illinois University. He served as South Carolina’s Chief Deputy Attorney General and was the first legal counsel for the state’s Budget and Control Board.

In the fall of 1970, Shine went with classmates to local bar Raben’s Tavern. When he approached the bar, he was denied service. Many of Shine’s classmates walked out with him in protest. This editorial titled “Rights Denied” was penned by Shine’s roommate, James Lockridge, and published in the student newspaper, The Brigadier.

Do you have a story or reflection on the Black Experience at The Citadel? Share your story with our Archives here: https://citadel.libwizard.com/f/archives-citadel-edu-share

Photos from Daniel Library - The Citadel's post 02/20/2023

This beautiful mourning badge with a tiny framed photo of President Lincoln was worn by a member of Co. D22nd Regt. National Guard of New York under command of Lieut.-Colonel Cox at the funeral ceremonies for President Lincoln on April 25, 1865. The ceremonies for N.Y. were arranged by the Honorable C. Godfrey Gunther, Mayor of the City of New York. The country bid farewell to the assassinated president during the 1,700-mile funeral train journey home. The same journey he made during his campaign in 1861. A black silk cloth drape was used on the President's coffin during the trip. The same cloth was then used again to cover President James A. Garfield, who became the second President to be assassinated in 1881.

Photos from Daniel Library - The Citadel's post 02/20/2023

In honor of Presidents' Day, we are looking back to the date April 09, 1902, when The Citadel (at the time known as South Carolina Military Academy) had an exhibit at the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition in what is now known as Hampton Park.
President and Mrs. Roosevelt toured the exhibit grounds and Mrs. Roosevelt signed the guest book for the Citadel’s exhibit. See if you can spot Mrs. Roosevelt’s signature!


Citadel Professor and author Damon L. Fordham will discuss his latest book “1895 Segregation Fight in South Carolina”.
Wednesday February 15
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Jenkins Hall, room 101, The Citadel Campus
Open to the public

Fordham is known for his work as an educator, author, and historian who specializes in U.S. history and African American studies. Fordham is an alumnus of The Citadel Graduate College.


We are celebrating Black History Month at The Citadel!
Charles Foster, Class of 1970, was the first African American cadet at The Citadel. Charles Foster’s strength, determination, and courage are remembered at the Citadel today.

Photos from Daniel Library - The Citadel's post 01/16/2023

On this day we are reflecting on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This holiday is an official day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life.


Daniel Library wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday! We will be excited to have the students back on campus in the new year! 🎉

Photos from Daniel Library - The Citadel's post 11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽🍁
Citadel Mess Hall Thanksgiving Menu from November 22, 1945. That oyster dressing sounds good!

Also on this day in history on November 24, impress the Thanksgiving table with your knowledge of today's events throughout history.

1859: Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was published.

1832: A special state convention in South Carolina adopted the Ordinance of Nullification, which declared two federal tariffs null and void within the state; it sparked the nullification crisis, which ended in favour of the federal government.

1874: American inventor Joseph Farwell Glidden patented the first commercially successful barbed wire.

1700: Louis XIV of France proclaimed his grandson Philip to be king of Spain, beginning the War of the Spanish Succession.

1963: Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

1971: A man later known as D.B. Cooper hijacked a plane shortly after departing from Portland, Oregon, and later parachuted out of the aircraft with the ransom money; despite an extensive manhunt, he was never identified or caught.


Photos from Daniel Library - The Citadel's post 11/12/2022

“The Citadel’s First G.I. Graduate”

In 1945, Stanley Sloan Betts from Fayetteville, North Carolina became the first Citadel student to graduate under the G.I. Bill.

Pictured: Article from the September 13, 1945 student newspaper, The Bull Dog, and 1945 senior Sphinx yearbook picture of Betts.


We cordially invite all Citadel Veterans and active duty personnel to the Tenth Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, November 10, 2022 in Daniel Library LSS1 classroom space.
The breakfast is provided by Sodexo from 7am- 9:30 am.

Photos from Daniel Library - The Citadel's post 11/04/2022

In honor of homecoming and The Class of 1972, we are highlighting a speech by former Citadel President Hugh P. Harris that he gave in the fall of 1968 to the parents of incoming freshmen. Class of 72, don’t you want to know what he said to your parents? Enjoy and happy homecoming!!! Link in bio and below


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Citadel cadets march in parade for Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidential inauguration. January 20, 1953


Looking for current events, primary source , or newspaper archives?
Access News/Newsbank can be accessed through clicking on “library database” (A-Z database link) on the front page of Daniel Library website under the search box or scan the QR code in the post


“America means far more than a continent bounded by two oceans. It is more than pride of military power, glory in war, or in victory. It means more than vast expanse of farms, of great factories or mines, magnificent cities, or millions of automobiles and radios. It is more than our literature, our music, our poetry. Other nations have these things also. It is more even than the traditions of the great tide westward which pioneered the conquest of this continent. There is an imponderable within it which reaches to the soul of our people and defies measure.”
Herbert Hoover with Gen. Mark Clark at The Citadel, January, 1958. To read the full transcript of his speech, visit: https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1849

Photos from Daniel Library - The Citadel's post 10/17/2022

With midterms ending this week, we invite you to reflect on the many advances in academic technology over the years! Here are photos of computer labs on campus from February of 1990 💾💿🖥💻


Citadel students, do you like Starbucks?!? If so be sure to submit your true or fictional tale in order to possibly win one of four Starbucks gift cards. Your tale has to be set on campus or in the barracks and it can be whatever length of a tale that you like. Just remember your audience is your peers. Dr. Mendez will be selecting the top four stories.
Submit via Google form in our link tree links ( in bio⬆️).


Parents’ Day luncheon, 1948


Citadel football team, 1924

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