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Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests

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Date: 1889-1930

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: Menninger Foundation Photographic Collection, Box 1, folder 7

Unit ID: 222074

Summary: These black and white photographs showing Dr. C. F. Menninger's involvement in many activities in Topeka, Kansas. These interests were reflected in his work as a physician. Includes photographs of buildings in Topeka, Kansas State Board of Health, Reinisch Rose Garden, Christ Hospital. 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. His interest in horticulture was reflected not only in his home and garden, but in the development of a horticulture therapy at the clinic. One photograph shows the north side of the 100 block of West Sixth, Topeka.

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Title (Main title): Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests

Part of: Menninger Foundation Archives. Corporate Records of the Menninger Foundation. Menninger Foundation Archives Photograph Collection. Family photographs. Menninger, C.F., M.D. - Interests.

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Portions of Collection Not Separately Described:

  1. Dr. C. F.'s medical office was in the building to the farthest left, 100 block of West Sixth St. He practiced with Dr. Roby.
  2. This photograph is of the old operating room of Christ's Hospital. The nurses, surgeons, and internists are on the operator's rack overlooking the operating table. Dr. C. F. is in the middle of the top row.
  3. Dr. C. F. meeting with the Kansas State Board of Health, 1898. He is the third from the left. The meeting was held in the State Capitol.
  4. Dr. C. F. served with the Kansas State Board of Health. He is on the far right in this photograph taken about 1898. The men are standing on the steps of the State Capitol. The doors to the Capitol are boarded and a worker is repairing a window.
  5. This photograph is of the Oakwood exhibit of peonies which were raised by Dr. C. F. and Flo. They were the first to raise peonies in Topeka. One Decoration Day they had 2,000 dozen to sell, according to her book.
  6. This photograph shows a granite boulder being placed in Reinish Memorial Rose Garden in Gage Park. Dr. C. F. was a vigorous promoter of establishing the garden and helped select the roses for the planting of 4,800 bushes.


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    Topeka (Kan.)
    Menninger, Charles Frederick, 1862-1953