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Charles M. Sheldon and Central Congregational Church correspondence

Charles M. Sheldon and Central Congregational Church correspondence
Date: 1888-1984
Charles M. Sheldon (1857-1946) served as minister of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas from 1889 to 1920. He was also an author of the international best seller, In His Steps, which was published in 1897. A series of correspondence, presented here, is arranged in chronological order. A complete description of the entire collection is available through a link below. The correspondence consists of letters, postcards, cards, one notebook containing letters and newspaper clippings, and assorted personal items such as his self-portrait drawings. The majority of the correspondence consists of handwritten and typed letters to and from individuals, members or groups related to the Central Congregational Church, and organizations associated with his lifelong activities as a pastor and author, including Theo Peers, Ethel Peers, Anna Heartburg, Dorothy Heartburg, Helen T. Capps, Lida R. Hardy, May Flickinger, Charles Warren Helsley, Luther D. Whittemore, Hamilton Holt, Robert Thomson Jr., Norman J. Rimes, Lloyd George, James Wise, Arthur Capper, Michael I. Pupin, Alf M. Landon, Roy B. Guild, Arthur E. Hertzler, Samuel J. Crumbine, Wilbert E. Dull, M. de Arrude Camargo, Frank J. Warren, Beatrice Hoover, Samuel C. Spalding, H. T. Chase, Bishop Wise, The Emporia Gazette, Green Gables (the Dr. Benjamin F. Bailey Sanatorium), The Atlantic Monthly, The World's Christian Endeavor Union, Plymouth Congregational Church, University of Illinois at Urbana Department of Physics, Abraham S. Hoyo, Harry Emerson Fosdick, International College in Turkey, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, Rollins College in Florida, The Topeka City Commission, Students' Christian Association of South Africa, Crosset & Dunlap Inc. Publishers in New York, Christian Herald Association, The Texas Herald, The Henry F. Henrichs Publications, Frankfort Rotary Club, and Notre-Dame de France/Jerusalem. There are letters involving other individuals, including Charles W. Helsley, Emma Crabb, H. J. Colburn, Robert Stone, Arthur G. Sellen, Henry F. Henrichs, Logan Shoop, Frank Jacobs, Hugh F. Mckean, Lee Braxton, Cady Hodge, Charles S. Lawrence, Elizabeth Turner Rawlings, Elisabeth Ebright, R. L. McNatt, Gale L. Beck, John H. Lehman, Helen Bradford, and Everett R. Daves. Charles W. Helsley was a minister at the Central Congregational Church after the passing of Charles M. Sheldon, and Emma Crabb was in charge of the Sheldon Collection at the Central Congregational Church.


Clifford W. Beers papers

Clifford W. Beers papers
Creator: Beers, Clifford Whittingham, 1876-1943
Date: 1903-1955
Beers' papers, largely, consist of handwritten and typed incoming and outgoing letters, as well as some correspondence about Beers. Correspondents include some family members, such as his wife Clara's parents and Clifford's brother George, but mostly include friends and acquaintances, such as Erua Geuil Perriu, Marie O.Ley, Paul "Mac" McQuaid, Elizabeth Warner, Louise Gaffney, Dr. and Mrs. Toulouse, Mary Louise Bok, William and Alice James, and others. The subjects of the letters mostly concern Beers' efforts toward bettering the lives of patients with mental illnesses and the publication of his book, A Mind that Found Itself. The materials also include Beers' courtship letters to Miss Jepson (parts of which were removed by Clara before she donated them to the Menninger Foundation, as she deemed them too personal) and letters he wrote to her after they were married. Some letters are in French.


Dandridge E. Kelsey papers

Dandridge E. Kelsey papers
Date: 1847-1903
This collection includes various letters, newspaper clippings, legal instruments and court records from cases in which Dandridge E. Kelsey was either plaintiff or defendant (including the 1890s case involving Kelsey and his son Scott in a dispute over ownership of title to the Shawnee County farm), records regarding Salida, and materials related to his membership in fraternal orders such as the Order of Odd Fellows and the Order of Good Templars. Kelsey served with the 83rd Indiana Infantry, Company B during the Civil War. He traveled around much of the country during his enlistment and then returned to Indiana, though he thereafter began taking exploratory trips out to Kansas. In 1868, after moving to Kansas, he continued his life as a farmer for the next ten years. In 1878, he joined a railroad surveying gang and went to Colorado. Between 1878 and 1892 he divided his time between Kansas and Salida, Colorado, where he was involved in mining, land subdivisions, and other speculative adventures, which apparently did not prosper. He returned permanently to Shawnee County in 1892 and died there in 1904.


Fannie W. Nadeau to George W. Martin

Fannie W. Nadeau to George W. Martin
Creator: Nadeau, Fannie
Date: June 18, 1910
In this postcard note to George W. Martin of the Kansas State Historical Society, Fannie W. Nadeau explains to Martin that Shawpaw kaw kah shot himself around 1863, shortly after completing his will. The picture on the front of the postcard is of the Sac and Fox Indian School near Stroud, Oklahoma, which was the city in which Nadeau lived at the time she corresponded with Martin and with Ida M. Ferris of Osage City, Kansas.


Historic Psychiatry original miscellaneous documents

Historic Psychiatry original miscellaneous documents
Date: 1751 - 1961
These are a variety of handwritten and typed letters, lectures, autographs, news clippings, biographical information, images and sketches, court documents, and other documents related to the history of psychiatry. These documents are housed in four boxes and the folders within are arranged alphabetically by surname or title, and they are included in the larger collection of historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives. Authors come from such fields as medicine, religion, prison and other reform and advocacy movements, politics, the military, etc. The documents themselves sometimes provide significant information, and sometimes they were collected because their authors were significant historical figures. Some of the individuals found in Box 1 include James Mark Baldwin, Ludwig Binswanger, Eugen Bleuler, Jean-Martin Charcot, Elizabeth Fry, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Carl Jung. Some of the individuals found in Box 2 include Alfred Adler, Robert Frost, and Washinton Irving. This box also includes a 68-page handwritten notebook by Dr. W.W. Reed entitled "Reminiscenses About the Treatment of the Insane." Some of the individuals found in Box 3 include Amariah Brigham and Frederick van Eeden. This box also includes a correspondence file (1883-1888) on Ellen Kehoe, a patient at the Worcester Lunatic Hospital in Massachusetts, and a series of drawings from the 1920s and 1930s by a Belgian patient suffering from paranoia named Andreas at the Kankakee State Hospital in Illinois. The drawings were donated by Dr. J.B. Gier, formerly of the Topeka Veteran's Administration Hospital, who knew the patient and encouraged his work. Box 4 includes a miscellaneous folder regarding insane asylums and contains legal documents, postcard images, and receipts for services. Languages include English, German, French and Italian, and transcriptions or translations follow some of the documents.


John H. Plumb World War I scrapbook

John H. Plumb World War I scrapbook
Creator: Plumb, John H.
Date: 1911-1919
A scrapbook created by John H. Plumb containing photographs documenting Plumb's training and service in World War I, taken mostly between November 6, 1917 to July 3, 1919. The scrapbook is entitled "Some Great Events of the Great War." It contains pictures of aviation and flights in Kansas as early as 1911, including Plumb's first plane ride in 1915. It also includes Plumb's medals earned at La Marne, France, and at the Battle of St. Mihiel in 1918. The bulk of the photographs document Plumb's training in the United States, departure from New York, arrival and activities in Sheffield, England, and service in France. Also included are photographs of naval battles and factory scenes manufacturing weapons. The photographs are arranged chronologically by event.


Julia McKee papers

Julia McKee papers
Creator: McKee, Julia (Julia Marie), 1896-1979
Date: 1907-1951 (bulk 1932, 1944)
This small collection consists primarily of correspondence between Julia McKee and her parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. T. McKee; letters to her father from her brother Ralph; and correspondence with her friends. Also included is a diary she kept for part of 1933. Some of the letters contain political references. Julia Marie McKee was born January 25, 1896, in Ohio, the daughter of William T. & Anna E. McKee. She had two brothers, William and Ralph. The family lived in Xenia Township, Greene County, Ohio, in 1900, but in 1910 they were in Cloud County, Kansas. Between 1910 and 1920, the family moved to Topeka, Kansas. As an adult, she worked for United States Senator Arthur Capper and lived in Topeka. She died in August 1979 in Topeka.


Kansas Centennial envelope with canceled stamp and note card

Kansas Centennial envelope with canceled stamp and note card
Date: 1961
This Kansas Centennial envelope and a notecard tells the history of the Kansas postal system from Council Grove, Kansas.


Kansas State Board of Agriculture history collection

Kansas State Board of Agriculture history collection
Date: 1945 - 1947
Assembled collection of correspondence from the State Board of Agriculture after they solicited information relating to pioneer families who have owned and occupied the same Kansas farms for seventy-five years or more. The request was related to the board's 75th anniversary of existence in 1946. The correspondence is organized alphabetically by surname, and there is one folder of printed material including newspaper articles and a copy of the Board's Diamond Jubilee meeting program with a chronological list of those families occupying the same farms.


Kansas Woman's Press Association correspondence

Kansas Woman's Press Association correspondence
Date: 1890-1894
This item is correspondence related to the Kansas Woman's Press Association. The postcards are, primarily, a listing of the names of female newspaper editors, typesetters, reporters, publishers, and contributors from Kansas counties. The other correspondence deals with the work of the organization. Miss Zu Adams, who assisted her father as secretary of the Kansas Historical Society, acted as secretary for the Kansas Woman's Press Association in Topeka, Kansas.


Sigmund Freud correspondence

Sigmund Freud correspondence
Creator: Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
Date: 1891, 1907-1991
These are handwritten and typed letters by Sigmund Freud, the Austrian psychoanalyst. Main correspondents include Emil Oberholzer, Dr. T. Schnierer, and Karl Menninger, among others. These letters are written in German and English and some translations are included. Correspondence relating to Freud's departure from Vienna in 1938 is also included. Material not made available online includes articles and publications under copyright about Freud and his work. These letters are part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives. Many of the items in this portion of the Menninger Archives were purchased.


Temperance history materials

Temperance history materials
Date: 1900 - 1912
These temperance materials include cartoons, postcards, circulars, and flyers pertaining to the prohibition movement in Kansas. A reward poster offers $35, pledged by citizens of Liberty, Kansas, for the conviction of violators of the prohibitory law. Publications include The First Friend, the official organ of the Society for the Friendless; the Sirocco, a pro-temperance publication of cartoons by N. P. L. Rosch; and a drawing by Samuel Reader with references to the devil and the Twentieth Century Total Abstinence Crusade.


View of 300 W. Main Street to 502 W. Main Street in Council Grove, Kansas

View of 300 W. Main Street to 502 W. Main Street in Council Grove, Kansas
Date: 1873
A postcard view of downtown Council Grove from 300 W. Main Street to 502 Main Street.


Walker Winslow correspondence

Walker Winslow correspondence
Creator: Winslow, Walker, 1905-1969
Date: circa 1943 - 1969, undated (bulk 1948-1951)
This collection of papers largely consists of handwritten and typed correspondence between Walker Winslow (also under the name Harold Maine) and his third wife, Edna Mansley Winslow, the bulk of which dates from 1948-1951. The letters can be chatty and newsy, providing details about each of their daily lives and activities, what they were reading or music they were listening to, their work (his writing and therapy, her writing and painting), and other related topics. The letters could also be very self-reflective and analytical regarding their relationship to each other, discussing their sexuality and concepts of fidelity, relationships with others, their health and various injuries and illnesses they each had, money, their mutual loneliness, Edna's drinking, and other topics. Some of the letters were written while Winslow was working at and writing in Topeka. They were also written while the Winslows lived separately in Santa Fe, New Mexico; various parts of California (especially Big Sur or Oakland); various parts of New York (especially Rochester and New York City); and in Kansas. The letters document the rise and fall of their brief and intense relationship. Also in the materials are a few of Winslow's typed manuscripts and poems, many with copy-editing marks and annotations or corrections, including a copy of If a Man Be Mad, as well as two published versions of the book (one in French). There is also correspondence with friends and relatives of Winslow and/or Edna; Winslow family photographs; some sketches Edna drew, with her handwritten notes on the back, perhaps for letters to Winslow; a letter of recommendation from 1889 for Winslow's father; and extensive correspondence between Winslow and Dr. Karl Menninger. Some of this correspondence regards articles and the book Winslow wrote about the Menninger Clinic; there are also interview notes and transcripts from interviews Winslow conducted with Dr. C.F. Menninger. Topics of Winslow's writings include Henry Miller, psychiatry and life in asylums, and the Synanon Foundation.


William James (psychologist) correspondence

William James (psychologist) correspondence
Creator: James, William, 1842-1910
Date: 1889-1910
Primarily consists of originals and copies of handwritten letters, postcards, and one manuscript written by James. Correspondents include cousin Anne Edwards, Professor W. Lutoslawski, Susan Goldmark, Thomas Sergeant Perry, Guy Waring, and others. Topics include James' writing, his health, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (James and his family were at Stanford University when it happened), lecturing and travel, care of the insane, the change in Harvard University's presidency in 1910, and other topics. Also included is a letter from Alice James, William's wife, to Guy Waring after William's death; Karl Menninger's reading notes from James' San Francisco earthquake manuscript; and a 1970 article on James' life.


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