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Cadet Letters Home: Physics

Virtual Exhibit of material from the Library's Archives and Special Collections pertaining to the cadet experience in the field of Physics.


This Research Guide highlights primary source material pertaining to physics from the Archives and Special Collections of the USMA Library.  


"The mission of the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering is to educate and inspire cadets through physics and nuclear engineering course work, research, and support to the West Point Leader Development System so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country; and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army."

The department website can be found at:

The Special Collections holds rare books, diaries, letters, maps, photographs, and other unique items.

The Archives consist of the Academy records since 1802, with staff records (demerits, grades, regulations).

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