Letter from Estes Kefauver to Joan Haley

Abstract/Description: Joan Haley was a journalist and socialite who retired to Pass-a-Grille in the 1950s. She purchased the dilapidated Pass-a-Grille Community Church building, which was at risk of being torn down following the relocation of the congregation. Upon her death, she left the structure to Pinellas County; the building is now home to the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum. This artifact is a letter from Tennessee senator Estes Kefauver (1949-1963). In the text the Senator is thanking Joan Haley about her photograph that she took of him and his wife, which was published in The Washington Post. This represents the extent of Haley’s photography portfolio, and her clientele.
Subject(s): St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.
Pass-a-Grille (Fla.)
Washington Post Company
United States. Senate
Haley, Joan
Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963.
St. Pete Beach, Pinellas, Florida