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Creator: Menninger Foundation Archives. Edwin A. Menninger

Date: circa 1948, 1966

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Microfilm reel MS273 #6 ("Midwestern Magnificence," loaned to KSHS for microfilming in 1972)

Unit ID: 223160

Space Required/Quantity: 1.51 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Manuscripts

Titles (Other):

  • "Midwestern Magnificence"

Part of: Menninger Foundation Archives. Papers of the Menninger Family. Papers of Edwin A. Menninger.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: Consists of drafts and versions of two of Edwin Menninger's manuscripts, the autobiographical "Midwestern Magnificence" written in 1948 and the book Fantastic Trees, published by Viking Press in the 1960s. Typically includes handwritten corrections, notations, and additions. Fantastic Trees includes table of contents, photo captions, bibliography, some galley proofs, and footnotes; Midwestern Magnificence has photographs.

Portions of Collection Separately Described:


Locator Contents
041-01-05-01  Copy of "Midwestern Magnificence" by Edwin A. Menninger (1948) 
097-03-02-17  Article reprints, folder of news clippings & correspondence about publications between EAM and other family members 
107-09-06-03 to 107-09-06-05  EAM-MS-1 through EAM-MS-1.2 


  • MS 273 no. 6:

Index Terms


    Topeka (Kan.) -- Biography -- Anecdotes
    Menninger, Charles Frederick, 1862-1953
    Menninger, Edwin Arnold, 1896- -- Childhood and youth
    Menninger, Edwin Arnold, 1896- -- Fantastic trees
    Menninger, Edwin Arnold, 1896- -- Manuscripts
    Menninger, Edwin Arnold, 1896- -- Midwestern magnificence
    Menninger, Flo V., b. 1863.
    Menninger, Karl A. (Karl Augustus), 1893-1990 -- Childhood and youth
    Menninger, William Claire, 1899-1966 -- Childhood and youth

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Organizations/Corporations. Menninger Foundation Archives. Family. Edwin A. Menninger.