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1950's day at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

1950's day at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1990
This photograph shows some of the activities therapy staff at the Menninger Clinic performing Be-Bop music to celebrate 50's Day. They are in the dining room, Thornlea Commons, on the West Campus. 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.


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.


A child psychiatry case conference at Menninger Clinic

A child psychiatry case conference at Menninger Clinic
Date: 1955
This photograph shows a case conference at the Children's Divisionof the Menninger Clinic. The staff shown are M.D. Escudero, Arthur Mandelbaum, Ila Simon, Dr. Dorothy Fuller, and Dr. and Mrs Cotter Hirschberg. 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 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.


Actor Karl Malden and Roy Menninger, M.D.

Actor Karl Malden and Roy Menninger, M.D.
Date: 1993
Actor Karl Malden was a member of the Board of Directors of the Menninger Foundation. He is shown here with Roy Menninger, M.D., in 1993 at a gathering in Los Angeles, California.


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.


Administration building at the Larned State Hospital, Larned, Kansas

Administration building at the Larned State Hospital, Larned, Kansas
Creator: McAlister, Cecil
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
A photograph of the administration building at Larned State Hospital in Larned, Kansas.


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

Aerial view of Menninger Clinic Children's Division, Topeka, Kansas
Date: March 1950
This is an aerial view of Southard, the Menninger Clinic's facilities for children. It shows the Carriage House in the upper center of the photo, the North House with the many dormers in the middle, and the South House and craft shop in the lower area of the photograph. Topeka's Sixth Street is the street running through the middle of the photograph.


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 Sanitarium in Topeka, Kansas, 1932

Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium in Topeka, Kansas, 1932
Date: 1933
This black and white aerial view is of the original Menninger Sanitarium. 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 West Campus, Topeka, Kansas

Aerial view of Menninger West Campus, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1963 and 1965
This aerial view was taken before any of the Menninger Clinic construction. The grounds had been used previously by the Security Benefit Company for a hospital, orphanage and school, home for the elderly and model farm. The Tower building, visible in the back of the photo, was used as the hospital.


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 Menninger Foundation west campus and surrounding area in Topeka, Kansas

Aerial view of the Menninger Foundation west campus and surrounding area in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1995 and 2000
This is an aerial view of the Menninger Foundation west campus and surrounding area in Topeka, Kansas. Visible in the photograph is the construction of the Security Benefit building, the interchange of I-70 and I-470, Wanamaker Road, and Sixth Avenue.


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 Larned State Hospital, Larned, Kansas

Aerial views of the Larned State Hospital, Larned, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
Four aerial photographs showing the Larned State Hospital in Larned, Kansas.


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.


Amateur radio station KQWIA, Topeka, Kansas

Amateur radio station KQWIA, Topeka, Kansas
Date: November 1959
Ken Dugan and Dean Page, adjunctive therapists, are shown in front of the control board of KQWIA, an amateur radio station built and operated by patients of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.


An early exhibit about the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas

An early exhibit about the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1949
This exhibit was for the 90th Kansas Medical Society meeting in May, 1949. 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. The Menninger Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to treatment, training and research in mental illness. It was established in Topeka and moved to Houston, Texas in June 2003.


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