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These three photographs show Dr. C. F. Menninger, Dr. Karl, and Dr. Will, and Edwin. Dr. C. F. Menninger, with sons Will and Karl, founded the nation's first group psychiatry practice, in 1919 in Topeka. In 1925 in an old farmhouse, they started the Menninger Clinic on the west edge of Topeka, Kansas. The farmhouse became the inpatient clinic and the surrounding 20 acres were developed with buildings and gardens to become the "East Campus" of the Menninger Foundation. In 1982, the "West Campus", a much larger area, was developed west of Topeka, a residential scale community of 28 structures on a 350 acre hilltop campus. In 2003, the Menninger Foundation was moved to Houston, Texas.
Edwin's interests were in horticulture, also a strong interest of Dr. C.F. evidenced by the first horticulture therapy program and the landscaping on both campus.

Date: 1930-1964

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Dr. C. F. Menninger and sons - This undated photograph shows Dr. William C. Menninger, Dr. C. F. Menninger, and Dr. Karl A. Menninger.Dr. C. F. Menninger and sons - This photograph from September 1, 1948  shows Edwin, Will, and Karl seated around their father, Dr. C. F. Menninger.Dr. C. F. Menninger and sons - This photograph from September 30, 1964 shows Karl A., Edwin A. and William C. Menninger on the Menninger Foundation clinic grounds.

Dr. C. F. Menninger and sons - This undated photograph shows Dr. William C. Menninger, Dr. C. F. Menninger, and Dr. Karl A. Menninger.

Item Number: 222080
Call Number: Menninger Photographic Collection, Box 1, folder 8b
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 222080

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