The Center is dedicated to fostering the study of the many aspects – military, historical, political, social, economic, cultural – of the World War II era, as far as the Korean War.
We examine the political and military leaders who waged the war, provided its leadership, and made the peace; we also study those who served on the battlefields and the American home front.
Our mission is to educate students, residents and friends about the war’s impact on world history, and in doing so, help future generations avoid armed conflict in the resolution of problems. The ultimate goal of The Center is to utilize the lessons learned from World War II to prevent the recurrence of global armed conflict in a world of sovereign states with increasingly divergent interests and desires
The Center is a resource open to all. Our hours during the Fall Term:
Monday 9 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM; 4:30 PM – 6 PM
Wednesday 9 AM – 1:30 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Friday 12 PM – 5 PM
Check the options below for some of our current projects and services.
Among our topics this fall are the philosophical questions of a just war, and the American pacifism that arose during the 1914-1918 war.
Our Resource Center is named for former Freeholder Theodore J. Narozanick, veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and Bronze Star recipient.
Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a private collection donated to Brookdale, are adjacent to the Bankier Library.
Now available online: the many War diaries, letters, printed presentations and personal stories that have been bequeathed to the Center.