Authorized in 1957, the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Museum has acquired a vast collection of artifacts and archival material from the 17th century to present day.Archives: The archival collection spans from the 17th century – Present and includes photographs, World War I and World War II chaplain records, newspapers, sermons, books, training materials (various media formats), scrapbooks, oral histories, posters and documents. Most of the archival material has been digitized and searchable on a database. Currently, the database is for inhouse use only.
Please contact the museum with inquiries at 803.751.8079/8827.
Artifact Collection: More than 8,000 artifacts in collection ranging from uniforms, vestments, chaplain kits, field equipment, flags, artwork, chapel accoutrements and stained glass windows.
Steeple from chapel in Afghanistan made entirely from shell casings.
Special Medal of Heroism awarded to the Four Chaplains by Congress in 1961. The Four Chaplains are: John Washington, Alexander Goode, Clark Poling and George Fox, who were aboard the troop transport ship, Dorchester, when it was sunk by a German U-boat on 3 February 1943.