Center for World War II Studies


The Center fosters the study of the many aspects – military, historical, political, social, economic, cultural – of the World War II era, and including the post-war era leading up to 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 war’s impact on world history, and in doing so, help future generations avoid using armed conflict to solve problems. The goal of the Center is to use 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 are:

Monday: 9 am–7 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am–1:30 pm; 4:30–6 pm
Wednesday: 9 am–1:30 pm
Thursday: 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday: 12–5 pm

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