Eisenhower

Welcome to the Eisenhower Center
for American Studies

This period coincides with the life (1890-1969) and public career (1911-1961) of General/President Dwight D. Eisenhower and includes three major historical epochs: the extension of American power beyond North America, (1898-1916); the collapse of European hegemony, (1914-1945), and the two world wars; and the US-USSR rivalry of the Cold War and the process of global decolonization.

The Center will increase our understanding of the political culture of the twentieth century United States, reflected in the issues of national security.

Eisenhower Center Oral History or
Book Collection

Any inquiries related to the Eisenhower Center oral history or book collection should be directed to Ms. Lindsey Barnes, Archivist, The National World War II Museum.

Phone: 504-280-6611
Fax: 504-280-6883
Email: Lindsey Barnes

About the Eisenhower Center for
American Studies

The mission of the Eisenhower Center is the study of the causes, conduct, and consequences of American national security policy and the use of force as an instrument of policy in the twentieth century. This period coincides with the life (1890-1969) and public career (1911-1961) of General/President Dwight D. Eisenhower and includes three major historical epochs: the extension of American power beyond North America, 1898-1916; the collapse of European hegemony, 1914-1945, and the two world wars; and the US-USSR rivalry of the Cold War and the process of global decolonization. The Center will increase our understanding of the political culture of the twentieth century United Sates, reflected in the issues of national security.

Mission Statement

  1. The Center advances the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower for public service, civic leadership, and public education.
  2. The Center supports the University of New Orleans's mission of research, education, and public service focused on the development of a democratic, pluralistic, productive society shaped in part by the nation's wars.
  3. Provides a UNO association with the National World War II Museum.