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These colored photographs show various scenes of the move from the 'East Campus' to the 'West Campus.' In 1925, the Menninger Sanitarium Corporation purchased a farmhouse 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 moved to Houston, Texas.

Date: June 22, 1982

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Moving day to Menninger Clinic West Campus, Topeka, Kansas - The planning committee meet weekly, then daily, before the June, 1982 hospital move.  Here are D. Page, R. Mailen, K. Pirrie, P. Washington, P. Levy and D. Olson.Moving day to Menninger Clinic West Campus, Topeka, Kansas - This photograph shows P. Schroder, RN, Associate Director of Nursing and V. Seegar and R. Mailen.  The red shirts (made by the patients) say "Follow the yellow 6th road"Moving day to Menninger Clinic West Campus, Topeka, Kansas - Director of Nursing  Beverly Benfer maintained radio contact  in the new gym where the patients were kept during the move.  Anna Pfeifer, R. N., the evening nursing coordinator,  was coming on duty.Moving day to Menninger Clinic West Campus, Topeka, Kansas - Beverly Benfer, R. N. --  her t-shirt says it all.Moving day to Menninger Clinic West Campus, Topeka, Kansas - Bailey Movers loaded boxes out of the east campus living unit on June 22.Moving day to Menninger Clinic West Campus, Topeka, Kansas - The new patient units on June 23 -- not yet painted white and no grass visible yet.  The buildings were finished in the nick of time.

Moving day to Menninger Clinic West Campus, Topeka, Kansas - The planning committee meet weekly, then daily, before the June, 1982 hospital move. Here are D. Page, R. Mailen, K. Pirrie, P. Washington, P. Levy and D. Olson.

Item Number: 224486
Call Number: Menninger Foundation Photographic Collection, Box 40, #4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 224486

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