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Ellis Island Library Renamed The Bob Hope Memorial Library

Dolores Hope received a 99th birthday present from President George W. Bush , when he signed a measure into law re-designating the Ellis Island Library, on the third floor of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York Harbor, as the "Bob Hope Memorial Library.”

In 1990, Ellis Island was turned into a museum to commemorate the 16 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island from 1892-1954 to pursue the American Dream. When the Ellis Island Restoration Commission suggested naming the third floor library of the museum in honor of Bob Hope in 1990; he remarked that it would beOne of the single most important highpoints in my career.”
“Bob Hope is an American icon,” Senator Feinstein said. “Bob Hope, like so many others, came through Ellis Island as a young child with his family in search of the American Dream. So, there is no more fitting tribute to his legacy than renaming the Ellis Island Library in his memory.”