Courtesy of National Archives, Hoover, Lou H., "Mrs. Hoover comments on her husband's career and public service during the campaign of 1932," pp. 4-8, 1932
This document is a letter written by President Herbert Hoover's wife, Lou Henry. In the letter, Lou Henry Hoover wrote about her husband's career in public service during his campaign in 1932.
Transcribed Excerpt of First Lady Lou Henry Hoover's Comments on her Husband's Career and Public Service
- What is the purpose of this letter by Herbert Hoover's wife? Who was it intended for, and why did she feel these individuals needed to read this letter?
- This letter outlines some of the humanitarian work that Herbert Hoover accomplishes. What are some of those efforts, and how does Lou Henry Hoover describe her husband's attitude and beliefs behind those actions?
- Compare this letter to the Red Cross Letter to Herbert Hoover, which was written before he became president. How does Herbert Hoover's humanitarian work around the world exemplify the Iowa State Motto, "Our Liberties We Prize, and Our Rights We Will Maintain?" Provide textual evidence from these documents to support your answer.
Hoover, Lou H., "Mrs. Hoover comments on her husband's career and public service during the campaign of 1932," pp. 4-8, 1932. Courtesy of National Archives