The James K. Polk Project

Home of the Correspondence of James K. Polk


James K. Polk, painting by George P. A. Healy, 1846 (James K. Polk Memorial Association)

James K. Polk served as the United States’ eleventh president, from 1845 to 1849. The James K. Polk Project, an undertaking of the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, aims to locate all extant letters by or to Polk throughout his life and to publish a multivolume selected edition of that correspondence. On this website you can learn more about Polk and the Polk Project; access thousands of annotated transcriptions in Newfound Press’s free, online editions of volumes 1–12 of the Correspondence of James K. Polk; or purchase any of those volumes—or the just-published volume 13—in hardcover from the University of Tennessee Press.


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Big Orange. Big Ideas.

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System