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Advertising for Security Benefit Association in Topeka, Kansas

Advertising for Security Benefit Association in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1920
This is an advertising card for joining the Security Benefit Association, an early social security system. There was a model hospital for the members who paid a nickel a month for hospital care. That fee also covered an orphanage for their children if the member died and an old folks home all centered around a model farm in Topeka, Kansas.


Advertising for Security Benefit Association in Topeka, Kansas

Advertising for Security Benefit Association in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1920
This is an advertising card for joining the Security Benefit Association, an early social security system. There was a model hospital for the members who paid a nickel a month for hospital care. That fee also covered an orphanage for their children if the member died and an old folks home all centered around a model farm in Topeka, Kansas.


Early outdoor scenes from the Security Benefit Association home and hospital farm in Topeka, Kansas

Early outdoor scenes from the Security Benefit Association home and hospital farm in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1920
These twelve photographs show the hospital built by the Security Benefit Association for its members who paid a nickel a month for hospital care, an orphanage for their children if the member died, and an old folks home all centered around a model farm in Topeka, Kansas.


Neiswanger Building, Menninger Clinic, West Campus, Topeka, Kansas

Neiswanger Building, Menninger Clinic, West Campus, Topeka, Kansas
This photograph shows the Neiswanger Building which housed the Topeka Psychoanalytic Institute and other offices during the time of the Menninger Clinic. The Security Benefit Life Insurance Company built it as a home for the elderly in 1921. It looked out over the city of Topeka from the top of Martin's Hill.


Neiswanger Building, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas

Neiswanger Building, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1960
The David Neiswanger Building was Building "B" and was opened by the Security Benefit Association on December 1, 1921. The elderly members of SBA were moved from their temporary quarters in the Orphans' Dormitory to Building "B". There were no admissions after 1941 and it was closed in 1954. In 1959, after the Menninger Foundation puchased the SBA complex, the building was air-conditioned and modernized. A 44 car parking lot was built on the SBA tennis courts to the north of the building. The Department of Industrial Mental Health and the Religion and Psychiatry Training program were moved from the East Campus in December, 1959. In 1960, The building was named to honor Mr. David Neiswanger, the first secretary of the Menninger Sanitarium Corporation in 1925, the President of the Foundation in 1944-1957, and a member of the Board of Trustees for many years. In 1972, the office of the President of The Menninger Foundation and the adminstrative staff of the Division of Preventive Psychiatry were housed here. Later the Topeka Institute of Psychoanalysis had offices at Neiswanger. The Menninger Foundation was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1940
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


United Methodist Home, Topeka, Kansas

United Methodist Home, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
A photograph showing residents of the United Methodist Home posed in front of the building. Though it's no longer a nursing home, the building still sits at 1135 SW College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas.


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