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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.


Governor Robert Docking proclamation

Governor Robert Docking proclamation
Creator: Docking, Robert Blackwell, 1925-1983
Date: April 5, 1974
Governor Robert B. Docking of Topeka, Kansas, issued this proclamation declaring April, 1974, the Legal Rights for Retarded Citizens Month. The proclamation affirms the legal rights of retarded persons to be the same as of other human beings, and outlines the manner in which such rights may be restricted, if necessary. Requests from the President's Committee on Mental Retardation of Washington, D.C. and Rainbows United, Inc. of Wichita, Kansas, prompted the proclamation. The disability rights movement became increasingly more visible in the 1970s as an extension of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. By 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act sought to extend to disabled persons the same legal protections against discrimination available to other minorities under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.


Grisell Memorial Hospital, Ransom, Kansas

Grisell Memorial Hospital, Ransom, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1960s
This set of photographs show the construction of a nursing home and to the right the Grisell Memorial Hospital in Ransom, Kansas.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject military academies - nursing homes

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject military academies - nursing homes
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subjects included in this part of the collection are military academies, mining areas, museums, and nursing homes.


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.


Primrose Villa in Kansas City, Kansas

Primrose Villa in Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Warner Studio
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
A drawing of the Primrose Villa, 29th and Sewell Ave., in Kansas City, Kansas. This senior citizens home was sponsored by the Western University Holding Corporation of the African American Methodist Episcopal Church.


Security Benefit Association farm and hospital complex in Topeka, Kansas

Security Benefit Association farm and hospital complex in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Unknown
The Security Benefit Association (formerly the Knights and Ladies of Security, a fraternal organization) built a model farm, hospital, orphanage and old folks' home on a hill west of Topeka, Kansas. These black and white photographs are from that time-- about 1918 to 1930. The model farm was known for its prize Holstein herd and poultry. Later, in about 1960, the Menninger Foundation purchased the property. In 1982, the "West Campus" was developed -- a residential community of 28 structures on the 350 acre hilltop campus. Most of the SBA buildings were converted to Menninger Clinic programs.


Security Benefit Association grounds, Topeka, Kansas

Security Benefit Association grounds, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This aerial view shows the Security Benefit Association grounds in Topeka, Kansas. The facility was located west of Sixth Avenue in Topeka, Kansas, and was owned and operated by the fraternal organization. The 400-acre grounds consisted of a hospital, retirement home, children's home, school house and cemetery. In the 1950s, the cooperative farm was abandoned when the company ceased to be a fraternal organization and became primarily a life insurance company known as Security Benefit Life. The land was eventually sold to the Menninger Foundation. Today, only a few structures are remaining.


Security Benefit Association, Hilltop Manor, Topeka, Kansas

Security Benefit Association, Hilltop Manor, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
This brochure is advertising the amenities of the Hilltop Manor in Topeka, Kansas. The facility was located west of Sixth Avenue in Topeka, Kansas, and was owned and operated by the fraternal organization of the Security Benefit Association. The 400-acre grounds consisted of a hospital, retirement home, children's home, a greenhouse and a hotel for visiting friends and relatives. In the 1950s the cooperative farm was abandoned when the company ceased to be a fraternal organization and became primarily a life insurance company know as Security Benefit Life. The land was later sold to the Menninger Foundation.


Security Benfit Association's home & hospital grounds, Topeka, Kansas

Security Benfit Association's home & hospital grounds, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Hare & Hare Landscape Archs & City Planners, Kansas City, MO
Date: 1921
This plat shows the general plans for the Security Benefit Association's home and hospital grounds in Topeka, Kansas. The facility was located west of Sixth Avenue in Topeka, Kansas and was owned and operated by the fraternal organization. The 400-acre grounds consisted of a hospital, retirement home, children's home, school and greenhouse. In the 1950s the cooperative farm was abandoned when the company ceased to be a fraternal organization and became primarily a life insurance company know as Security Benefit Life. The land was eventually sold to the Menninger Foundation. Today, only a few structures are remaining.


The Security News

The Security News
Date: 1930
This pamphlet is promoting the home and hospital section of the Security Benefit Association in Topeka, Kansas. The facility was located west of Sixth Avenue in Topeka, Kansas and was owned and operated by the fraternal organization. The 400-acre grounds consisted of a hospital, retirement home, children's home, a school and greenhouse. In the 1950s the cooperative farm was abandoned when the company ceased to be a fraternal organization and became primarily a life insurance company known as Security Benefit Life. The land was later sold to the Menninger Foundation. Today only a few structures of the original campus remain.


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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