Cordell Hull (1871-1955) was an American statesman who represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1907 to 1921 and 1923 to 1931, the U.S. Senate from 1931 to 1933, and the U.S. Secretary of State from 1933 to 1944.
The collection contains typescript copies of 352 selected letters between Hull and numerous politicians from 1911 to 1932, chiefly relating to the Democratic Party and political strategies. Major correspondents include Woodrow Wilson (1916-1923), George Fort Milton (1928-1930), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1928-1932), and H.B. "Brad" McGinnis (1928). Letters from 1919-1930 concern Hull's efforts to recognize the achievements of war hero Sergeant Alvin C. York.