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The Citadel’s Collection of Historical Commencement Speeches

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Addresses delivered by the Rev. S.B. Jones and the Hon. Samuel Dibble at the Annual Commencement of the
Addresses delivered by the Rev. S.B. Jones and the Hon. Samuel Dibble at the Annual Commencement of the South Carolina Military Academy Typewritten version of the address given by Hon. Samuel Dibble at the 1888 commencement of the South Carolina Military Academy. It is preceded by a brief address delivered by Rev. S.B. Jones. Dibble stresses the need for a viable public education system in the state.
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An address delivered before the Calliopean and Polytechnic Societies of the State Military Academy, at
An address delivered before the Calliopean and Polytechnic Societies of the State Military Academy, at the annual commencement, November 18th, 1847. Typewritten version of the address given by Hon. S.W. Trotti to the Calliopean and Polytechnic Societies of the South Carolina Military Academy in 1847. Much emphasis is on state supported education and the importance of the free school system.
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Commencement Exercises of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, 1917. Address by Professor
Commencement Exercises of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, 1917. Address by Professor William Cain. Typewritten version of the address given by Prof. William Cain, former Citadel professor, entitled "Economic Reconstruction after the Confederate War." Cain discusses the economic and social condition of the state toward the end of World War I.
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Commencement Exercises of the South Carolina Military Academy. Address by Dr. J.A.B. Scherer.
Commencement Exercises of the South Carolina Military Academy. Address by Dr. J.A.B. Scherer. This is a typewritten version of Dr. J.A.B. Scherer's address entitled "The Voice of Charleston" delivered before the 1902 graduating class of Citadel Academy.
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Commencement Exercises of the South Carolina Military Academy. Address by Prof. William E. Mikell.
Commencement Exercises of the South Carolina Military Academy. Address by Prof. William E. Mikell. Typewritten version of the address entitled "Problems of Old and New South" delivered by Prof. William E. Mikell, class of 1890, to the 1908 graduating class of the South Carolina Military Academy. Mikell describes problems that have come with material prosperity in the South. He advises audience not to judge people by the amount of money they have and not to lose the personal dignity of a gentleman of the Old South in the race for riches.
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Military Strength of Nations: An address delivered before the Association of Citadel Graduates, at their
Military Strength of Nations: An address delivered before the Association of Citadel Graduates, at their meeting in Charleston, 24th November, 1853. Typewritten version of the address entitled "Military Strength of Nations" given to the class of 1853 by Johnson Hagood, The Citadel class of 1847. Subjects include military and political strategies as well as agriculture.
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State Pride: An oration delivered before the Calliopean and Polytechnic Societies of the State Military
State Pride: An oration delivered before the Calliopean and Polytechnic Societies of the State Military School, at Charleston on the 5th April, 1860. This is a typewritten version of the oration entitled "State Pride" delivered by Hon. William D. Porter to the Calliopean and Polytechnic Societies of the State Military School in 1860. State government and its relation to federal government is discussed.
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