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ADARP staff at Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

ADARP staff at Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: November 1988
Staff of the ADARP (Alcohol and Drug Addictions Rehabilitation Program) review the book 100 Best Treatment Centers. Left to right are Dr. Lindsay Levine, Bob Meyers, Dr. Pat Harper and Mike McCurtain, MSW. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


Activity Therapy at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Activity Therapy at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980
These four photographs show some of the Activity Therapy provided for the treatment of patients. The Menninger Clinic philosophy of treatment was the bio-psycho-social approach. This philosophy of treatment integrated medical, psychodynamic, developmental, and family systems to treat the total health of patients.


Activity Therapy staff on 'Hat Day" at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Activity Therapy staff on 'Hat Day" at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: August 1989
The Menninger Clinic activity therapy staff are having their fun on 'Hat Day". Left to right are Roger Nyfeler, Barb Shapiro, John Barrett, Dan Albury, Leigh Humphries, Andy Hines, unidentified staff member and Holly Smith. The Menninger Clinic philosophy of treatment was the bio-psycho-social approach. This philosophy of treatment integrated medical, psychodynamic, developmental, and family systems to treat the total health of patients.


A display at the American Psychiatric Annual meeting of the Menninger Foundation

A display at the American Psychiatric Annual meeting of the Menninger Foundation
Date: 1960
This display shows the development of Menninger Foundation in 42 years. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, formed a group psychiatry practice in 1919. The Menninger Clinic as a sanitarium was established in 1925 with the purchase of a farm house and admittance of 12 patients. The philosophy was that mental illness could be treated with an integrated medical, psychodynamic, and developmental approach for the total health of patients.


Adjunctive Therapy at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Adjunctive Therapy at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Bulk 1962-1967
These two black and white photographs show different adjunctive therapies available in the 1960's for Menninger patients. The Menninger Clinic philosophy of treatment was the bio-psycho-social approach. This treatment integrated medical, psychodynamic, developmental, and family systems to treat the total health of patients.


Aerial view of Menninger Clinic Children's Division in Topeka, Kansas

Aerial view of Menninger Clinic Children's Division in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1964 and 1969
This aerial view, looking south, was taken between 1964 and 1969. The buildings are the Bonnie Phillips Residence (30 beds), Southard School, and the Chris Luhnow Residence (20 beds). Shortly after opening the sanitarium, the Menningers established Southard School for emotionally disturbed children, following the advice of Karl Menninger's mentor, Boston Psychopathic Hospital's Dr. Elmer Ernest Southard, who told Dr. Karl "not to forget the children."


Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium East Campus, Topeka, Kansas, 1946

Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium East Campus, Topeka, Kansas, 1946
Date: 1946
This aerial view looking directly west to Gage Park shows the growth in the number of buildings in the Menninger East Campus. According to the notes on the back of the photograph, Dr. C.F. had this one on his desk for a long time. This aerial view of the early Menninger Clinic in Topeka looks north west with the junction of Gage Blvd and Sixth Avenue in the upper left corner. This black and white aerial view is of the original Menninger Sanitarium. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, formed a group psychiatry practice in 1919. The Menninger Clinic as a sanitarium was established in 1925 with the purchase of a farm house and admittance of 12 patients. Their philosophy was that mental illness could be treated with an integrated medical, psychodynamic, and developmental approach for the total health of patients. The Dr. Menningers did not believe that the fate of mentally ill people was to be warehoused; they believed mental illness could be treated. The Menningers brought hope for troubled persons everywhere.


Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium,  Topeka, Kansas, 1937

Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium, Topeka, Kansas, 1937
Date: 1937
This aerial view of the early Menninger Clinic in Topeka looks north west with the junction of Gage Blvd and Sixth Avenue in the upper left corner. This black and white aerial view is of the original Menninger Sanitarium. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, formed a group psychiatry practice in 1919. The Menninger Clinic as a sanitarium was established in 1925 with the purchase of a farm house and admittance of 12 patients. Their philosophy was that mental illness could be treated with an integrated medical, psychodynamic, and developmental approach for the total health of patients. The Dr. Menningers did not believe that the fate of mentally ill people was to be warehoused; they believed mental illness could be treated. The Menningers brought hope for troubled persons everywhere..


Aerial view of Menninger east campus in Topeka, Kansas

Aerial view of Menninger east campus in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1963
An aerial view of Menninger East Campus. The Children's Unit is in the left background and Topeka State Hospital is in the upper right background. Arguably, the major contribution of Menninger may be that at a time when custodial care or the asylum were the only alternatives for the mentally ill, the Menninger's brought a positive commitment to psychiatry when they opened the doors to their sanitarium in 1925 and admitted its first 13 patients. They did not believe that the fate of mentally ill people was to be warehoused; they believed mental illness could be treated. The Menninger's brought hope for troubled persons everywhere. In May, 1925, The Menninger Sanitarium Corporation purchased the 20 acre farm and the farmhouse became the 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. In 2003, the Menninger Foundation was moved to Houston, Texas.


Aerial view of construction of the Children's Division of the  Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Aerial view of construction of the Children's Division of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: November 1960
This photograph shows the 30 bed unit for children 5 to 12 years old in the foreground. The school and activities building is in the center. The top of the photograph shows the 20 bed unit for young adolescents. The 25 acre site also had a lake, two baseball diamonds and 2 play courts. Shortly after opening the sanitarium, the Menningers established Southard School for emotionally disturbed children, following the advice of Karl Menninger's mentor, Boston Psychopathic Hospital's Dr. Elmer Ernest Southard, who told Dr. Karl "not to forget the children."


Aerial view of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, 1953

Aerial view of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, 1953
Date: 1952
This aerial view shows the construction of the C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, founded the Menninger Clinic for mental-health treatment, education, research, and prevention in Topeka in 1925.


Aerial view of the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, 1962

Aerial view of the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, 1962
Date: 1962
This black and white aerial view shows the Menninger Clinic East Campus with the newly constructed Children's Division at the upper center of the photograph. The Menninger Clinic established the Southard School for children in 1926. The school fostered treatment programs for children and adolescents that were recognized worldwide. These buildings were added in the 1960's, following the advice to Dr. Karl from his mentor, Dr. Elmer Southard -- "Do not forget the children."


Aerial view of the early Menninger Clinic Children's Division in Topeka, Kansas

Aerial view of the early Menninger Clinic Children's Division in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1950
This view shows the Carriage House, the old Southard School and the South House located on West Sixth Avenue in Topeka. These were part of the initial Children's division of the Menninger Clinic. The Southard School was inspired by Ernest Southard, M.D. telling Dr. Karl "Don't forget the children!" It was established in 1925.


Aerial views of construction of Menninger West Campus buildings, Topeka

Aerial views of construction of Menninger West Campus buildings, Topeka
Date: June 22, 1981
These three black and white photographs show the construction of the Menninger Clinic, West Campus building project. 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 was moved to Houston, Texas.


Aerial views of the Menninger Clinic Children's Division in Topeka, Kansas

Aerial views of the Menninger Clinic Children's Division in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1962
This aerial view, looking south, was taken between 1964 and 1969. The buildings are the Bonnie Phillips Residence (30 beds), Southard School, and the Chris Luhnow Residence (20 beds). Shortly after opening the sanitarium in 1925, the Menningers established Southard School for emotionally disturbed children, following the advice of Karl Menninger's mentor, Boston Psychopathic Hospital's Dr. Elmer Ernest Southard, who told Dr. Karl "not to forget the children." These four photographs show the completed Children's Division.


Art Therapy at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Art Therapy at Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980-1900
Art Therapists Bob Ault and John Barrett and an unidentified art therapy intern are shown working in the art studio. The Menninger Clinic philosophy of treatment was the bio-psycho-social approach. This philosphy of treatment integrated medical, psychodynamic, developmental, and family systems to treat the total health of patients.


Arts and Crafts Building, Menninger East Campus, Topeka Kansas

Arts and Crafts Building, Menninger East Campus, Topeka Kansas
Creator: Menninger, Philip Bratton, 1928-
Date: 1954
This colored photograph shows the Arts and Craft Building in the Summer of 1954. It later became the Southeast Office. 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. This was one of the nearby houses purchased and then converted for several different uses. 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.


Arts and Crafts Fair at the Menninger Clinic Children's Hospital in Topeka, Kansas

Arts and Crafts Fair at the Menninger Clinic Children's Hospital in Topeka, Kansas
Date: June 1960
These photographs of the Arts and Crafts exhibits at the Children's Division of the Menninger Clinic show the use of art therapy to help the person heal. The Menninger Clinic established the Southard School for children in 1926. The school fostered treatment programs for children and adolescents that were recognized worldwide


Bicycle repair activity therapy group at Menninger, Topeka, Kansas

Bicycle repair activity therapy group at Menninger, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1967
The bicycle repair activity therapy group at the Menninger Psychiatric Clinic, Topeka, Kansas, reconditioned bikes and wagons for needy children in Topeka. Some of the therapists who worked with this group were Red Pratt, Philip Rice, Don Wylie, Dean Page and Arley Laeffler.


Buildings on Menninger Clinic East Campus in Topeka, Kansas

Buildings on Menninger Clinic East Campus in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1940-1960
These three black and white photographs show two buildings on the east campus of the Menninger Clinic when at its first location in Topeka. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research and education. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Topeka, Kansas

C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1955
This view shows the C. F. Menninger Memorial Hospital on the East Campus. The Menninger Clinic is a facility for mental-health treatment, education, research, and prevention. It was started in 1919 in Topeka, Kansas, by Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his two sons, Karl and William. It grew into a recognized center for the treatment of mental illness, teaching about mental health, and research in the field. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


C. F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Topeka, Kansas

C. F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1954
This black and white photograph shows staff members in the day room of the new C. F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, in Topeka, Kansas. The Menninger Clinic is a facility for mental-health treatment, education, research, and prevention. It was started in 1919 in Topeka, Kansas, by Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his two sons, Karl and William. It grew into a recognized center for the treatment of mental illness, teaching about mental health, and research in the field. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


C. F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Topeka, Kansas

C. F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 8, 1954
These photographs show interior views of the C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital when it hosted an Open House. This was another stage in the development of the Menninger Clinic. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital in Topeka, Kansas

C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1968
The C. F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, East Campus, was composed of three units. The first, East Lodge, was built in 1927. Its companion West Lodge was completed in 1930. On his 90th birthday, July 11, 1952, Dr. C. F. Menninger turned the first spade of soil in the groundbreaking ceremonies for the addition that joined the original Lodges. He died before its opening in May, 1954, and it was so named in his memory.


Cameron Meditation Garden, Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Cameron Meditation Garden, Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1966
The Cameron Meditation Garden is a part of the overall plan for the recreation complex at Menninger Clinic. Funds for the creation of this beautiful spot were provided by Mrs. I.T. Cameron of Kansas City, Missouri. Work began in the spring of 1965 and it was completed in June, 1966. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental health care through research. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


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