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Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union Carry A. Nation Home
Date: 1923-1938
This correspondence and miscellaneous papers concern the Carry A. Nation Home, a home for elderly women in Kansas City, Kansas, established by the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. A number of letter are to and from Mary E. Dobbs, Wichita, Kansas, who was the corresponding secretary for the WCTU. Also included are inquiries about working at the home, rulings and minutes of board meetings, copies of resident contracts, house rules, a "brief" history, and a receipt book. There is a printed copy of the 1923 constitution and by-laws for the Ingleside Home for Aged Women in Topeka, Kansas. There are several other groups of official Kansas WCTU records on Kansas Memory. They can be found by selecting Collections - Manuscript - KWCTU/Mary Evelyn Dobbs.


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 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 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.


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