Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library And Museum

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The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is the Presidential library of Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States. Located in West Branch, Iowa, next to the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, the library is one of thirteen presidential libraries run by the National Archives and Records Administration.

The library was officially opened to the public on August 10, 1962, Hoover's 88th birthday.. Former President Hoover and Former President Harry Truman were present at the dedication where Hoover recited the following: <blockquote>"When the members of the Congress created these presidential libraries they did a great public service. They made available for research the records of vital periods in American history - and they planted these records in the countryside instead of allowing their concentration on the seaboard.Already the three libraries of President Roosevelt, President Truman, and President Eisenhower, by their unique documentation, serve this purpose, and today we dedicate a fourth - my own.Within them are thrilling records of supreme action by the American people, their devotion and sacrifice to their ideals.Santayana rightly said: 'Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it.' These institutions are the repositories of such experience - hot off the griddle. In these records there are no doubt, unfavorable remarks made by our political opponents, as well as expressions of appreciation and affection by our...
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