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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 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 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.


Anna Freud and Dr. Karl Menninger and Dr. Bob Menninger

Anna Freud and Dr. Karl Menninger and Dr. Bob Menninger
Date: 1962
Anna Freud was the Sloan Visiting Professor at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, in 1962. She was a psychoanalyst and Sigmund Freud's daughter. In the first image, Dr. Karl Menninger is in the middle of the photograph.


Arbor Day at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Arbor Day at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Unknown
This photograph shows Dr. Karl planting a tree on Arbor Day. 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. Arbor Day was always celebrated at the Menninger Clinic because of the deep interest in the environment.


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.


Biofeedback sensor machine at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Biofeedback sensor machine at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1978
This is a photograph of a patient learning biofeedback to control hand warmth, which aids in relieving headaches or blood pressure. Elmer Green, PhD, established the Psychophysiology Laboratory, Research Department at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. He directed the Menninger Voluntary Controls Program for research, clinical application, and teaching in biofeedback and psychophysiologic self regulation.


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.


Christmas scenes at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Christmas scenes at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: December 1985
These three photographs show some of the Christmas celebrations at Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas, on the West Campus. In 1982, the "West Campus", a much larger area than the first Menninger Clinic on the "East Campus", was developed west of Topeka. It was a residential scale community of 28 structures on a 350 acre hilltop campus. In 2003, the Menninger Foundation moved to Houston, Texas.


Clevenger Open House, Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

Clevenger Open House, Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: May 2, 1984
This photograph shows Tom Clevenger on the left and Larry Kennedy, M.D., on the right, at the Open House planned by the Partial Hospitalization Services (PHS) patients and staff of the Menninger Clinic.


Construction of Rosenberry Building, Menninger East Campus, Topeka, Kansas

Construction of Rosenberry Building, Menninger East Campus, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1962
The Charles W. Rosenberry Activities Therapies Building was built in 1962 with funds given by Mr. Rosenberry's mother, Mrs. Robert Sivetsen, her husband and Mr. Rosenberry's brothers and sisters. It was designed for a broad program of activities therapies. It is the center of the milieu therapy for many of the hospitalized patients. The four black and white photographs show the progress of the construction in the summer of 1962 and its completion in 1963. The three blue print type items show the plot plan -- the relationship to other buildings on the Menninger East Campus at that time. Simplied floor plans are also shown.


Construction of West Campus of the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

Construction of West Campus of the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980
These three black and white photographs document the progress of the construction on West Campus. They were taken looking south east from the top of the Tower building. Dean building is in the background and Neiswanger building is in the far background


Construction of the C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital in Topeka Kansas

Construction of the C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital in Topeka Kansas
Date: 1953
These six black and white photographs show the progress of the construction during the summer of 1953. This was on the 'East Campus' which developed around the original farmhouse location of the Clinic. These photographs document the construction of an important building in the Menninger philosophy of treatment, constructed to fit the treatment of the patients. 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.


Construction update, Autumn 1980, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas

Construction update, Autumn 1980, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1980
This publication by the Menninger Foundation details the new building program for the "West Campus".


Construction update, Spring 1981,  Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas

Construction update, Spring 1981, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1981
This publication by the Menninger Foundation details the new building program for the "West Campus".


Construction update, Summer 1981, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas

Construction update, Summer 1981, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1981
This publication by the Menninger Foundation details the new building program for the "West Campus".


Creative Activities Exhibit at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka,  Kansas

Creative Activities Exhibit at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: December 14, 1962
Patients at Menninger Clinic had many types of activity therapies available to aid their recovery. Donna Williams, Vesta Walker, Mary Lee and Anthony Kowalski, M.D., are viewing this exhibit of patient works in the Hopkins building in Menninger East Campus.


Dr. C.F. Menninger and the nursing staff in 1942

Dr. C.F. Menninger and the nursing staff in 1942
Date: 1942
Dr. C. F. is shown with eight women, four in nurses' uniforms, in a photograph marked 'Neurology Class 1942." 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 in Topeka, Kansas. The philosophy was that mental illness could be treated with an integrated medical, psychodynamic, and developmental approach for the total health of patients.


Dr. W. C. McDonough's office in Topeka, Kansas

Dr. W. C. McDonough's office in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This is a photograph showing Dr. W. C. McDonough's office in the National Reserve Building located at 10th and Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. Information on the photograph indicates Mrs. Myrtle Coates worked for Dr. McDonough.


Drawing of the Menninger Foundation grounds in Topeka, Kansas

Drawing of the Menninger Foundation grounds in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1952
This drawing shows the Menninger Foundation as it would appear in an aerial view in 1952. The Menninger Clinic remains one of the primary North American settings supporting psychodynamically informed research on clinical diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. It was located in Topeka, Kansas from 1925-2003, then moved to Houston, Texas.


Early mental care treatment at Menninger in Topeka, Kansas

Early mental care treatment at Menninger in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: 1925
These three black and white photographs show various hydra therapy methods. Wet sheet packs and shower and spray treatments were used instead of drugs or mere custodial care. These photographs were used in some publicity about the early Menninger Clinic. 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 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 Menningers brought a positive commitment to psychiatry. They did not believe that the fate of mentally ill people was to be warehoused; they believed mental illness could be treated.


East and West Lodges, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

East and West Lodges, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe, Harold B., 1898-1966
Date: 1931
These black and white photographs show the East and West Lodges and connecting pergola of the early Menninger Clinic while under construction in December 1930 and then completed in 1931. 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. This was the first construction in the development of the clinic.


East campus of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas

East campus of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas
Date: October 25, 1985
These colored photographs were taken just before the Menninger East Campus was sold and the West Campus was constructed and occupied by the staff and patients 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 and education. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


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