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The Daniel Library Catalog features the holdings available on The Citadel campus but also links to collections available through PASCAL Delivers. If The Citadel does not own the book it can be obtained free of charge through interlibrary loan for affiliated faculty/staff and students. Books available in Charleston or from PASCAL Delivers institutions throughout the state are delivered by courier in three or fewer days. Books outside of Charleston can take about two weeks.
The Boo. U430 C65 C69. Pat Conroy's first book. It is a collection of anecdotes about The Citadel's legendary assistant commandant, LTC T. Nugent Courvoisie.
Boys Behind the Gun. E471.1 W5 1979. Popular 13 p. pamphlet about Citadel cadets firing upon the federal ship, Star of the West that was bring supplies to Fort Sumter. Some consider this the beginning of the Civil War.
Brigadier. (formerly The Bull Dog). Microfilm. 1923-. Collection sparse until mid-1930s.
Bulletin of The Citadel.... Microfilm. 1908-. The catalog of The Citadel. Has the courses, the faculty, etc.
Cadet Gray: Your Guide to Military Schools.... REF U 408 D45 1997., Valentine DelVecchio. Reference Desk Books, 1997. DelVecchio was a reference librarian at The Citadel, 1979-1981. This contains an excellent chapter on The Citadel. Chapters on the other military schools allow some comparison.
Cadets in Gray, Gary Baker. Palmetto Bookworks, 1989. E470.65 B3. Probably the best single source about The Citadel during the Civil War. Includes a bibliography.
Citadel: A Novel. Tom Schroder. Fiction. Available at Charleston County Library. On sale at Citadel Book Store.
Citadel: Alumni Directory. 2000. Reserve. Circulation Desk. Began with the 1960 edition. First place to go to find when an individual graduated. Contains capsule biography.
Citadel: Alumni News. 1940-1998. microfilm. Contains good articles about distinguished alumni. Replaced by Citadel Magazine.
The Citadel Cadet Stories, 1964-1994. Privately printed collection of recent Citadel tales. Author: Ronald Engard. According to OCLC it is not owned by any library in the U.S. except The Citadel. Currently in print.
Citadel Cadets: the Journal of Cadet Tom Law. U430 S585. Diary written in the late 1850s. Gives insight into the period.
Citadel Fact Book. 1995-. Annual. Latest edition kept at the Reference Desk. Older editions kept in closed collection. The Citadel Annual Report ceased in 1995. Contains things like enrollment, finances, faculty statistics, etc. Has a detailed table of contents for its 56 pages.
Citadel Magazine. 1998-. Bound periodical. Formerly Citadel Alumni News. Contains good articles about distinguished alumni.
Citadel: the Military College of South Carolina. U430 .C5 D7 1987. Dan Dry. 112 p.
Citadel Official Register.... Microfilm. 1849-. Some of the earlier years are missing. This gives the grades and conduct of every person who attended The Citadel, at least for the 19th century and early 20th.
Citadel Then & Now. 1993. Collection of photographs. Located in Prioleau Reading Room and on Permanent Reserve: U430.C5 T47 1993; also available at Charleston County Library: 378.757.
End As A Man. Famous novel by Calder Willingham. New York, The Vanguard Press, 1947 Prioleau Reading Room: PS3545.I4565 E5 1947. Closed C. Made into a movie called The Strange One with Ben Gazarra, George Peppard, and Pat Hingle.
Fhourmations. U430 C5 B44 1975. Citadel humor by Richard Bell.
The Guidon. Ready Reference U430 .C5 G85 1997-1998. The 1919 through 1997-1998 editions are on microfilm under the heading Citadel--Guidon, and also in the Rare Book Room. This annual publication includes a lot of facts about The Citadel. For example, customs and traditions, honors & awards, committees, organizations, fourth class system, cadet uniforms, campus buildings, etc.
Guts and Glory: Memorable Moments in Citadel Athletics. GV351.3 S6 R63 1995. Title says it all.
History of The Citadel: The Years of Summerall and Clark, D. Nicholson. The Citadel, 1994. U430.C5 N53. Covers the years 1933 through 1965. Has an index. Very interesting. (Available from The Citadel Alumni Office, $40 plus $4 shipping.)
History of the South Carolina Military Academy, John Peyre Thomas, 1893. U 430 S51 T55. 600 p. Covers the history of The Citadel from its beginnings to 1892. It contains a lot of information which is hard to find. Reprinted by Palmetto Bookworks in 1989 along with an index.
I Could Have Gone to Clemson.... Prioleau Reading Room, Closed C. NC1355 B6. Citadel humor by David Blalock.
In Glory's Shadow: Shannon Faulkner, The Citadel, and a Changing America. KF228 C53 M36 2000. About the first woman to be admitted into the Corps of Cadets.
In Our Own Way. U430 C5 I5. 1965. Anecdotes about The Citadel by Timothy O'Neill, Robert Killibrew & Ronald Allan, et al.
In the Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel, Nancy Mace. U53.M255 A3 2001. Personal memoir of the first woman to graduate as a member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.
Knob Knowledge. This originated as a card file at the reference desk. It contained all sorts of trivia about The Citadel. No longer availible
Long Gray Lines: The Southern Military School Tradition, 1839-1915, Rod Andrew. U409 .S9 A53 2001. The Citadel figures prominently in this history of Southern military schools. Professor Andrew conducted much of the research while a professor in The Citadel Department of History.
The Lords of Discipline. Pat Conroy. PS3553 .O5198 .L6. Famous novel based to some extent on the author's experiences as a cadet. A film was made of the story.
My Losing Season. Pat Conroy. PS3553 .O5198 Z465 2002. An autobiographical work that recounts the author's experiences as a cadet who played basketball at The Citadel.
Politics of Difference...Shannon Faulkner v. The Citadel. Prioleau Reading Room, Closed C. LB3066.4 S6 S37 1998. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation at Florida State.
Remember Now Thy Creator in the Days of Thy Youth: The Religious Heritage of The Citadel. Michael D. Blackwell. U430 .B63 2003 History of the religious traditions of The Citadel, with many stories from the lives of students and faculty members.
Senior Military Colleges. Prioleau Reading Room, Closed C, U408 R7 1991. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis by Herbert E. Randall, University of Southern California. 227 p. Compares The Citadel with other military colleges, notably Norwich, VMI, and North Georgia.
The Shako. The Literary Magazine of The Citadel. 1931-. Prioleau Reading Room, U 430 C5 S5. Also available on microfilm. The Shako was founded by John Asbury Zeigler, Jr., Citadel Class of 1932, who was its first editor-in-chief. (DH)
"The South Carolina Military Academy and the War Between the States," Al B. Harley, Journal of the Confederate Historical Society. Vol. 10, No. 4, Winter, 1973.
Sphinx. U430.S6 S62. At the circulation desk. 1900-. This is the yearbook of The Citadel. Lots of photographs.
Story of the Citadel, Oliver Bond, 1936. U430 S57. Reprinted by the Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC, in 1989. Takes the history of The Citadel from the beginning up to 1932, through Bond's term as Citadel president. Index. (out of print)
Sword Drill. David Epps. U430 .C5 S495 2002. A novel featuring the Junior Sword Drill.
The Young Lions: Confederate Cadets at War, James Lee Conrad. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole, 1977.