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Papers of W. Walter Menninger

Creator: Menninger, W. Walter

Date: 1953 - 2015

Level of Description: Sub-collection/group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 223421

Abstract: Dr. Menninger's papers form one sub-collection of the family papers housed in the Menninger Foundation Archives at the Kansas Historical Society. The papers provide some insight into his professional career and personal life, particularly regarding his work in the causes and attempts to prevent crime and violence, and his weekly columns for a syndicated column, "In-Sights," providing information and advice on numerous psychological topics to the general public. There is also some information regarding the Menninger Clinic and the Foundation, as well as Dr. Walt's involvement in some professional societies, notably the American Psychoanalytic Association. Personal items include wedding and birth announcements, biographical information, a letter thanking Pat Michaelis and staff for a condolence card on Connie's death, and other related materials.

While the materials span the latter half of the 20th century, the bulk of the sub-collection dates from the 1960s through the early 1980s and the 1990s.

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Title (Main title): Papers of W. Walter Menninger

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

Biography

Biog. Sketch (Full): William Walter Menninger was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1931. A third generation of one of America's leading medical families, "Dr. Walt" has been involved in the psychiatry community his entire life. He graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1953 and from Cornell University Medical College in 1957 with a medical degree. He was married to Constance "Connie" Libbey from 1958 until she died 50 years later in 2008. Together they had six children: Marion, Fritz, Eliza, Jon, David, and Will.

Dr. Walt worked at the Menninger Foundation for a year before he took military leave with the United States Public Health Service from 1961 to 1964. He returned to the Foundation directly after his military stint. He joined the staff of Topeka State Hospital in 1969 to assist with the training programs for mental health professionals, becoming the clinical director in 1972. In 1981, he returned to work at the Menninger Clinic full time, initially to teach as director of the Division of Law and Psychiatry. In 1984, he took on responsibility as the dean of the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry & Mental Health Sciences and later that year was also appointed executive vice president and chief of staff of the Menninger Clinic. Dr. Walt was named president and chief executive officer of the Menninger Foundation in 1993 by the Menninger Trustees, after his brother Roy retired, from which position he retired in 2001.

Dr. Walt was involved in several national and regional medical and professional societies. Three mentioned in his papers are the Institute of Medicine, beginning in 1972; the American Psychoanalytic Association, beginning in 1974; and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. In 1975 he was specially appointed as clinical examiner for the Institute of Medicine.

Dr. Walt was greatly interested in preventative psychiatry. He consulted for the National Commission on Causes and Prevention of Violence, the National Parole Institute, and the Koch Crime Commission. President Lyndon Johnson formed the National Commission on Causes and Prevention of Violence shortly after the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy in 1968. Wichita industrialist William "Bill" Koch founded the Koch Crime Commission in February 1994. In 1993, Koch and his son were at a Fourth of July celebration in Wichita, Kansas, where two people were killed in a gang-related shooting. The event impelled Koch to commence a proactive anti-crime effort.

Dr. Walt's published works include 10 books, 10 book chapters, and more than 100 journal articles. Topics of his professional writings range from violence and crime to human sexuality, reactions to change, hospital psychiatry, and chronic mental illness. From 1971 to 1975, he was editor of Psychiatry Digest, a journal of abstracts for more than 20,000 psychiatrists worldwide. In addition, he wrote nearly 1,000 articles for a national newspaper column, "In-Sights," which was distributed between 1975 and 1983 by Universal Press Syndicate.

Dr. Walt continues to serve as a clinical resource for the Menninger Clinic's staff, lectures and teaches nationally, and serves as an adjunct professor on the faculty of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where the Menninger Clinic moved in the early 2000s. He is also editor of the Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal founded in 1936 by his uncle, Karl A. Menninger, M.D., and his father, William C. Menninger, M.D.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: These documents present the life's work of Dr. Walter Menninger, a world-renowned psychiatrist, and his contribution to the psychiatric community as well as to the public. Dr. Walt, his family, and the Menninger Clinic and Foundation are a noteworthy part of the history and heritage of the state of Kansas.

The collection contains Dr. Walt's contributions to public commissions, including the National Commission on Causes and Prevention of Violence, the Koch Crime Commission, and the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Also included are his published works; studies where he was a consultant (Secret Service); papers relating to the Menninger Clinic and Foundation; and a few personal items, such as marriage and birth announcements and his resume.

The National Commission on Causes and Prevention of Violence and the Secret Service studies began after the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy in 1968. Due to the commission and study, progressive steps were made in the prevention of violence. Dr. Walt's works, specifically his "In-Sight" articles that were published across America, helped advise the public in troubling situations on topics such as sex in marriage, parenting, domestic violence, and more.

Most of the collection is represented by reports and publications. The collection also includes correspondence relating to business matters and to his publications, specifically "In-Sights." All the papers were created from 1953 to 2001.

Researchers interested in such topics as psychology, preventative violence studies, advice columns, and William Walter Menninger will particularly find these materials of use. For more information about the Menninger Clinic and Foundation, researchers should look at the administrative records in the rest of the Menninger Foundation Archives collection.

Scope and content: 2016-068

Part of this accession includes plaques of appreciation from:
1. Topeka State Hospital, Dr. Walt Menninger Day, 12/31/1980.
2. KAAB
3. National Boy Scout Jamboree, 1985.
4. American Psychiatric Association, W. Walter Menninger, 5/4/1992.
5. Karl Menninger School of Psychitry, W. W. Menninger, 1989.
6. National Institute of Corrections, Chair of Advisory Board, 1980-1984.
7. Shawnee County Medical Society, President's Award, 9/8/1999.
8. National Institute of Corrections, Advisory Board, 1974-1988.
9. Corporate Meadows Office Park.

Scope and content: Index of Box List:
Box 1
Folder 1
Index of Articles, Talks, etc by W. Walt Menninger
Folder 2
Miscellaneous Speeches of William C. Menninger, M.D.
April 1951 - The Case for UMT - Harper’s Bazaar
May 27, 1951 - Our State of Mind and the Present Danger - Committee on the Present Danger, Washington, DC
November 8, 1954 - What Can the Members of AWRT Do in the Field of Mental Health and How Can They Use Their Media – Radio and Television to Advantage - Association of Women in Radio & Television, New York City, NY
April 2, 1955 - Being a Wife of a President - Young Presidents’ Organization, Phoenix, AZ
April 2, 1955 - Your Health as President - Young Presidents’ Organization, Phoenix, AZ
April 15, 1955 – Untitled - Association of Jewish Children of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
April 27, 1955 - Talk to the Philadelphia Rotary Club - Philadelphia Rotary Club, Philadelphia, PA
May 6, 1955 - Remarks to the NAMH Dinner – NAMH, Boston, MA
October 15, 1955 - Talk for Saturday Night’s Members Meeting - Members Meeting
November 17, 1955 - The Bridge Back - The Rehabilitation of Psychiatric Patients, New York City, NY
January 21, 1957 - Remarks of William C. Menninger, M.D. - Washington State Legislature, Olympia, WA
September 17, 1959 - Nursing Class Graduation - East Orange General Hospital, East Orange, NJ
March 29, 1960 - Untitled - Young Presidents’ Organization, Miami Beach, FL
March 30, 1960 - Untitled - Young Presidents’ Organization, Miami Beach, FL
March 31, 1960 – Untitled - Young Presidents’ Organization, Miami Beach, FL
March 31, 1960 - Parent-Child Relationships - Young Presidents’ Organization, Miami Beach, FL
April 4, 1960 - Living with Emotions in Business - American College of Physicians, San Francisco, CA
September 21, 1960 - Mental Health in Modern Society - Missouri Conference on Mental Health, Jefferson City, MO
May 18, 1961 - The Use of Leisure Time - Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS
May 24, 1961 - The Future of Medical Education - University of Southern California Medical School, Los Angeles, CA
January 7, 1962 - What a Psychiatrist Would Like to Know About You - This Week Magazine
April 13, 1962 - Value Systems and Husband-Wife Relationships - Young Presidents’ Organization, Phoenix, AZ
May 14, 1962 - Aftercare of Discharged Psychiatric Patients - The Thresholds, Chicago, IL
November 12, 1962 - The Therapy of Friendship - Jewish Big Brothers Association of Boston, Boston, MA
November 15, 1962 - The Community Psychiatric Clinic - Council of Psychiatric Clinics, Philadelphia, PA
November 7, 1963 - Acceptance Speech Marriage - Council of Philadelphia, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
February 22, 1965 - Remarks of William C. Menninger - Iowa State Legislature, Des Moines, IA
Folder 3
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
September 2, 1959 - Mental Health – Everybody’s Business - Council of State Governments, Kansas City, MO
September 8, 1960 - Mental Health in Modern Society - Missouri Conference on Mental Health, Jefferson City, MO
March 27, 1961 - Mental Health and What We Are Doing About It - Washburn Rural High School Psychology Students, Topeka, KS
Spring 1961 - Untitled Notes - Not Described
November 6, 1961 - Psychiatrists in Prison – AAUW, El Reno, OK
January 9, 1962 – Untitled - Lincoln School PTA Meeting
January 30, 1962 - What is the Doctors Place in the Institution - Federal Reformatory, El Reno, OK
February 20, 1962 - Emotional Adjustments for Today’s Living - Cooperative Extension Work, El Reno, OK
April 11, 1962 - General Remarks of a Psychiatrist - First Christian Men’s Fellowship, El Reno, OK
May 21, 1962 - Changing Behavior and measuring Inmate Progress - Federal Reformatory, El Reno, OK
June 25, 1962 - The Most Effective Use of Medical Personnel - U.S. Bureau of Prison Wardens Conference, Boulder, CO
October 11, 1962 - Group Counselling Meetings - Federal Reformatory, El Reno, OK
November 28, 1962 - Psychiatry and Related Aids to Municipal Court Judges - National Association for Municipal Judges, Miami Beach, FL
Folder 4
November 2, 1961 - A Psychiatrist’s Thoughts on Sentencing - Federal Reformatory, El Reno, OK
Folder 5
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
January 7-10, 1963 - Training Program for Control of Civil Disturbances - Federal Reformatory, El Reno, OK
April 1, 1963 - Understanding Human Behavior, Normal and Deviant - Seminar for Police Officers, Norman, OK
May 3, 1963 – Untitled - Oklahoma State Federation of Women’s Clubs, Oklahoma City, OK
May 10, 1963 - The Hospital Psychiatrist as Seen by Himself and Others - American Psychiatric Association, St. Louis, MO
January 22, 1964 - Peace Corps - Northern Virginia Pediatric Society, Falls Church, VA
October 13, 1964 - An Overview of the Peace Corps - C.F. Menninger Memorial Hospital, Topeka, KS
May 7, 1964 - The Criminal Mental Health Patient: His Place in Current Mental Health Practice - American Psychiatric Association, Los Angeles, CA
Folder 6
November 12, 1963 - The Rebel in All of Us - Antioch College - Yellow Springs, OH
April 5, 1965 - The Rebel in All of Us - Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
April 1, 1968 - The Rebel in All of Us - Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH
Folder 7
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
January 19, 1965 - Recognition Ceremony - Red Cross, Topeka, KS
February 2, 1965 - Remarks for Graduation Exercises - Hastings State Hospital, Hastings, MN
February 18, 1965 - Peace Corps - Rotary Club, Pilot Club, Optimists Club, Topeka, KS
February 22, 1965 - Juvenile Delinquency – Rehabilitation – How? - Ozanam Boys Home, Kansas City, MO
April 14, 1965 - Public Relations - Housekeepers
May 13, 1966 - Essence of Time - Rossville Grade School Graduation, Rossville, KS
November 8, 1966 - New Look in Psychiatry - American Business Women’s Association, Topeka, KS
Folder 8
February 3, 1965 - Service and the Family - Family and Children’s Service, Minneapolis, MN
Folder 9
March 2, 1966 - The New Look in Psychiatry - Eastern Nebraska Mental Health Association, Omaha, NE
Folder 10
September 30, 1966 - Family – Key to Mental Health - Mental Health Association of Oregon, Portland, OR
Folder 11
October 3, 1966 - New Look in Psychiatry, As it Applies of Businessmen and Employees - Portland Chamber of Commerce, Portland, OR
Folder 12
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
February 2, 1967 - Peace Corps – General Observations - Legislative Wives Club, Topeka, KS
June 10, 1967 – Interview - Music Educators National Conference, Washington, DC
September 22, 1967 – Consultation - Prairie View, Newton, KS
October 14, 1967 - New Trends in Psychiatry – Emotional Adjustments for Today’s Living – Soroptimists, Topeka, KS
October 29, 1967 - What Stewardship Means to Me - First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, KS
December 7, 1967 - Remarks – Optimists Charter Presentation Dinner - Fairlawn Optimist Club, Fairlawn, KS
1968 - Psychiatric Disability Rating in Transition - Paper by Kurt Nussbaum, M.D., et al, Boston, MA
January 1968 – Untitled - Colby Police Department, Colby, KS
April 17, 1968 - Effect of Government Programs on the Support of Health Agencies and Hospitals - 12th National Conference on Philanthropy, St. Louis, MO
May 16, 1968 - Television Interview - Today Show, New York, NY
September 19, 1968 - When the Right Hand Washes the Left Hand - Mental health Association in Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
November 12, 1968 - Report to the MF Staff - Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KS
December 12, 1968 - Seminars by Visiting Psychiatrists - Columbia University, New York, NY
December 17, 1968 - Broadcast Interview - Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Folder 13
1968 – 1970 - Correspondence - National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting
Folder 14
May 24, 1968 – Remarks - North Central Life Insurance Roundtable, Kansas City, MO
Folder 15
August 28, 1968 - The Roots of Violence – Some Implications for the Mass Media - Association for Education in Journalism, Lawrence, KS
Folder 16
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
Undated - Good-Looking Volunteers - Undefined
January 7, 1969 - Morale Curve - The Topeka Science Seminars, Topeka, KS
February 9, 1969 - Parents – Skippers in Violent Times - Mariners Sweetheart Dinner, Topeka, KS
April 27, 1969 – Awareness of Our Failings Plays a Part in Response – Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA
May 21, 1969 - When the Right Hand Washes the Left Hand - The Thresholds, Chicago, IL
July 20, 1969 - KTVU Program – KTVU, Burlingame, CA
August 19, 1969 - President’s Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence: Implications for the Correctional Field - Association of Correctional Psychologists, Minneapolis, MN
October 3, 1969 – Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees – Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KS
October 14, 1969 - Violence in America - American Society for Public Administration, Topeka, KS
December 1969 – Some Perspectives on Violence in America Today – Federal Probation Quarterly
April 8, 1970 - Generations in Conflict - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
September 8, 1970 – Invocation - Shawnee County Medical Society, Topeka, KS
December 23, 1970 – Remarks - Topeka State Hospital, Topeka, KS
December 22, 1971 - What it Means to Give - Topeka State Hospital, Topeka, KS
Folder 17
January 14, 1969 - Student Demonstrations on Confrontations - The Kansas Association of School Boards, Topeka, KS
Folder 18
February 13, 1969 - Violence and Mental Health - Maryland Association for Mental Health, Annapolis, MD
Folder 19
April 1, 1969 - The Roots of Urban Crime – A Psychodynamic Perspective - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Folder 20
May 1 – 3, 1969 – Panelist - The Dallas Assembly, Lake Texoma, TX
Folder 21
June 9 – 20, 1969 - Dynamics of Dissent and Violence - Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Folder 22
July 14, 1969 - Highs, Lows and Whys of Young Adulthood - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Folder 23
September 21, 1969 - Problems of Church Involvement in Political and Social Issues - First Methodist Church, Topeka, KS
Folder 24
October 7, 1969 - The Uptight Generation - Sedgwick County Association for Mental Health, Wichita, KS
Folder 25
November 20, 1969 - Violence and the Urban Crisis - National Council on Crime and Delinquency, New York, NY
Folder 26
November 30, 1969 - The Panic Generation - American College Public Relations Association, Kansas City, MO
Folder 27
February 1, 1970 - The Psychiatrist and the Violence Commission - Ohio Psychiatric Association, Cincinnati, OH
Folder 28
February 2, 1970 - Violence and the Urban Crisis - Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland, OH
Folder 29
February 4, 1970 - News Media and Violence - National Press Club, Washington, DC
Folder 30
February 16, 1970 - Lowering the Voting Age to 18 - Subcomittee on Constitutional Amendments, Washington, DC
Folder 31
February 25, 1970 – Consultation – KRAFTCO, New York City, NY
Folder 32
March 14, 1970 - Keeping Violence in Perspective - Rotary District Conference, Manhattan, KS
Folder 33
March 18, 1970 - The Panic Generation - Kansas State Teachers’ College, Emporia, KS

Box 2
Folder 34
March 31, 1970 - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of…Pleasure - American Marketing Association, Kansas City, MO
Folder 35
April 7, 1970 - The Violence Commission: Some Implications for Youth - Topeka Science Seminar, Topeka, KS
Folder 36
April 8, 1970 - Uptight and Panic Generations - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Folder 37
April 23, 1970 - Making the World Safe? - Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Folder 38
May 5, 1970 - Violence and the Young - Mental Health Association of Delaware, Wilmington, DE
Folder 39
May 12, 1970 - The Current State of Society - Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO
Folder 40
May 31, 1970 - Making the World Safe? - Institute on Crime and Delinquency, Chicago, IL
Folder 41
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
June 15, 1970 - Roots of Violence - Fort Hays State College, Hays, KS
June 16, 1970 - School and Community Interaction - Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
June 17, 1970 - How to Bring About Change - Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Folder 42
September 24, 1970 - The Uptight Generation - Douglas County Mental Health Association, Lawrence, KS
Folder 43
October 4-7, 1970 - Volunteers and the Rehabilitation of Criminal Offenders - Volunteers in Probation, Inc., Royal Oak, MI
Folder 44
October 21, 1970 - Community and Campus Unrest - Johnson County Mental Health Association, Overland Park, KS
Folder 45
October 26, 1970 - Children’s Television – Education, Over-Commercialization, Violence – Who’s Responsibility? - National Conf on Citizens Rights in Broadcasting, New York, New York
Folder 46
November 13, 1970 - The World We Live In – For How Long - Sigma Delta Chi, Chicago, IL
Folder 47
December 28, 1970 - Tell It Like It Is - Alpha Phi Omega, Dallas, TX
Folder 48
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
January 27, 1971 - Making the World Safe - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
January 28, 1971 - The President’s Commission on Violence Revisited - UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA
May 18, 1971 - Dilemmas in Mental Health Services at Topeka State Hospital - Mental Health Association, Topeka, KS
June 27, 1971 - Institutional Care – For All Kinds of People? - First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, KS
September 9, 1971 - The Crisis in Kansas Mental Health - Geary County Association for Mental Health, Fort Riley, KS
October 2, 1971 - Civil Disobedience: High Risk, High Gain? - Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
October 29, 1971 - Youth Can’t Wait for the Future: Reordering National Priorities for the Present - Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Kansas City, MO
Folder 49
May 3-7, 1971 - The Psychiatrist and the Violence Commission - American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC
Folder 50
July 16, 1971 - Change – Threat or Challenge? - National Association of School Boards, Topeka, KS
Folder 51
September 27, 1971 - Highs, Lows and Whys of Young Adulthood - University of Kansas Medical Center, Olathe, KS
Folder 52
October 9, 1971 - Catching the Conscience of the King –or- The Strange Relationship of Psychiatry to Sociopathy - Norristown State Hospital, Norristown, PA
Folder 53
March 8, 1972 - Public Education in Mental Health: The Movement’s Lifeline - Tennessee Mental Health Conference, Nashville, TN
Folder 54
March 16, 1972 - The Case For Panel reform - League of Women Voters, Overland Park, KS
Folder 55
April 15-18, 1972 - The School Board’s Responsibility for Human Relations Program - National School Board Association, San Francisco, CA
Folder 56
May 23, 1972 - Commencement Address - McPherson High School, McPherson, KS
Folder 57
June 12, 1972 - Creation or Crash - Kansas State Department of Education, Topeka, KS
Folder 58
June 12, 1972 - The Rights of Youth - Kansas State Department of Education, Topeka, KS
Folder 59
October 2, 1972 - Violence: Ever-Present and Ever-Troubling - Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS
Folder 60
January 26, 1973 – Remarks - Rotary Club, Holton, KS
Folder 61
March 6, 1973 - New Methods of Treatment for Mental Illness - Extension Study Club, Pittsburg, KS
Folder 62
March 31, 1973 - Tell it Like it is – The Hell You Say - Dallas Assembly, Austin, TX
Folder 63
April 5, 1973 - Halfway to Where, and So What? - Kansas Transitional Living Programs, Kansas City, KS
Folder 64
May 23, 1973 - Psychiatry and Crime - Committee on Criminal Administration, Topeka, KS
Folder 65
June 24, 1973 – Sermon - First Presbyterian Church, Wamego, KS
Folder 66
September 4-5, 1973 - Human Sexuality panelist - Sex Education Committee, Grinnell, IA
Folder 67
September 7. 1973 - Change: Threat or Challenge? - Midwest College Placement Association, Kansas City, MO
Folder 68
November 17, 1973 - Tell It Like It Is - Illinois Association of School Boards, Chicago, IL

Box 3
Folder 69
April 15, 1974 – Remarks - High Plains Comp. Comm. Mental Health Center, Hays, KS
Folder 70
June 27, 1974 - Marriage and Family Counseling - Family Service Association of America, Kansas City, MO
Folder 71
August 20, 1974 - Exceptional Persons: Who Needs Help and What Kind? - Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
Folder 72
November 6, 1974 - The Functions of Caring - Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC
Folder 73
November 12, 1974 - Coping, Feeling and Being: Where are the Satisfactions? - Western Electric , Oakbrook, IL
Folder 74
November 17, 1974 - Why Do We Hate Children? - Nat’l Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, Chicago, IL
Folder 75
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
January 12, 1975 - Prayer of Adoration - First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, KS
February 21, 1975 - The T.G.I.F. Syndrome – Response to Stress - American College of Physicians, Unspecified
March 18, 1975 - The Meaning of Morale, or Why Panty Raids Happen in the Springtime - Topeka Science Seminar, Topeka, KS
March 20, 1975 - Stress in the Business World - Administrative Management Society, Topeka, KS
May 6, 1975 - Public Education in Mental Health: The Movement’s Lifeline - Wyandotte Co. Association for Mental Health, Kansas City, KS
May 9, 1975 - Violence in Today’s Society – It’s Effect on Law Enforcement – FBI, Unspecified
May 28, 1975 - Commencement Address - Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, KS
June 1 & 8, 1975 - Mental Stress - First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, KS
July 28, 1975 - Public Oversight Hearings - Subcommittee on Courts, Washington, DC
December 7, 1975 - Blessed is the Quest First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, KS
Folder 76
January 15, 1975 - Tell It Like It Is - Cincinnati Psychiatric Society, Cincinnati, OH
Folder 77
May 14, 1975 - Tell It Like It Is - The Greater KC Mental Health Foundation, Kansas City, MO
Folder 78
May 16, 1975 – Presentation - Bureau of Prisons, San Diego, CA
Folder 79
October 17, 1975 - Stress and the Editor’s Role - Associate Press Managing Editors’ Convention, Williamsburg, VA
Folder 80
November 3-4, 1975 - Human Sexuality and Psychiatric Training - Lesley Braasch, Durham, NC
Folder 81
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
Undated - Missing First Page - Unknown
November 11, 1975 - Volunteerism and Mental Health - Kansas Director of Volunteers Association, Topeka, KS
December 10, 1975 - Where Are We in the Care of the Mentally Ill - Mental Health Association of Shawnee County, Topeka, KS
June 6, 1976 - The Eagle Challenge - Eagle Court of Honor, Topeka, KS
Folder 82
December 3, 1975 - Human Dignity – Its Importance for American Democracy - Conf on Human Dignity & American Democracy, St. Louis, MO
Folder 83
April 13, 1976 – Untitled - University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Folder 84
April 29, 1976 - The Violent Student - Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Folder 85
May 10, 1976 - Social and Psychological Implications of Television Programs and Commercials - Kraftco Corporation, Skokie, IL
Folder 86
May 20, 1976 - All is Well with the Children? - Child Welfare League of America, Charleston, WV
Folder 87
July 4, 1976 - Understanding and Motivation - National Press Photographers Association, Atlanta, GA
Folder 88
July 20, 1976 – Keynote - American Library Association, Chicago, IL
Folder 89
September 22, 1976 - Violence: A Deadly Fascination – NASW, Houston, TX
Folder 90
October 15, 1976 – Remarks - Cleveland Federation for Community Planning, Cleveland, OH
Folder 91
October 27, 1976 - Mental Health, Maturity and Ministry - Zilboorg Lecture Series, Silver Spring, MD
Folder 92
January 11, 1977 - The Effects of Television on Children and Youth - National PTA, Kansas City, MO
Folder 93
February 19, 1977 - Stress and the Editor’s Role - Oklahoma Press Association, Oklahoma City, OK

Box 4
Folder 94
March 25, 1977 - Parenting in a Changing Society – Is the Family in Crisis? - Prairie View Mental Health Center, Newton, KS
September 23-26, 1977 - Is the Family in Crisis? - Community Mental Health Seminar, Colorado Springs, CO
Folder 95
March 26, 1977 - Stress of the Press – or – How to Work on a Newspaper and Keep Your Sanity - Harris News Group, Overland Park, KS
Folder 96
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
Assorted papers
March 29, 1977 - Human Dignity – Its Importance for American Democracy - Boys Club, Topeka, KS
September 29, 1977 - Prisons, Politics, and Fiscal Pressures: A “New Red Barn” for Kansas - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Topeka, KS
November 11, 1977 - Remarks for the Celebrity Roast for Dr. Bill Roy - Mental Health Association in Shawnee County, Topeka, KS
December 5, 1977 - Kansas Social Action Concerns - Mental Health Association of Johnson County, Overland Park, KS
March 18, 1978 - Delivery of Psychiatric Services: Shaping Public Policy - University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS
May 14, 1978 - Human Sexuality and Contemporary Society - Westminster Presbyterian, Topeka, KS
September 17, 1978 – Remarks - Criminal Justice Planners, Topeka, KS
Folder 97
April 27, 1977 - Stress: Can You Live Without It, or How Much Can You Tolerate? - American Newspaper Publishers Association, San Francisco, CA
Folder 98
June 2, 1977 - On Being Human - Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Folder 99
June 10, 1977 - Management Development - Kraft, Inc., Madison, WI
Folder 100
June 14, 1977 - Human Sexuality and Psychiatric Training - Baylor University School of Medicine, Houston, TX
Folder 101
November 9, 1977 - Caution: Living May Be Hazardous to Your Health - Risk Insurers, Kansas City, MO
Folder 102
February 15, 1978 - Mental Health Today - Mental Health Association in Indiana & Allen Co, Fort Wayne, IN
Folder 103
February 16, 1978 - Executive Stress - Society for Advancement of Management, Des Moines, IA
Folder 104
February 19, 1978 - Religion and Mental Health - Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Columbus, OH
Folder 105
February 28, 1978 - Television Violence – Does it Affect Our Children’s Behavior - Whitson School PTA, Topeka, KS
Folder 106
April 7, 1978 - Violence and Mental Health: What Health Educators Should Know - American Alliance for Health, Kansas City, MO
Folder 107
April 28, 1978 - Mental Health Care and Human Values: The Institutionalization of Mental Patients - University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Folder 108
April 29, 1978 - Stress and the Editor’s Role - Nebraska Press Association, Omaha, NE
Folder 109
May 11, 1978 - Panel Discussion - Academic Departments of Psychiatry & St Mental Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Folder 110
September 29, 1978 - Management in Times of Change - Lagoven Company, Caracas, Venezuela
Folder 111
October 16, 1978 - Productivity and Mental Health - Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute, Boca Raton, FL
Folder 112
October 17, 1978 - Violence: A Deadly Fascination - Bob Gants Memorial Lecture, Des Moines, IA
Folder 113
January 12, 1979 - Caution: Living May Be Hazardous to Your Health - Bexar County Medical Society Auxiliary, San Antonio, TX
Folder 114
February 26, 1979 - Some Contrasting Ideals in Peace Corps and Prison Youths - Chicago Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, Chicago, IL
Folder 115
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
March 20, 1979 - The Morale Curve - Topeka Science Seminar, Topeka, KS
December 20, 1979 - Prayer for the Christmas Service - Topeka State Hospital, Topeka, KS
January 20, 1980 - Role of Inflation as it Affects Family Stability - First Methodist Church, Topeka, KS
March 16, 1980 - What’s Ahead for the 80’s - First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, KS
May 5, 1980 - Clergy Day - Topeka State Hospital, Topeka, KS
Folder 116
April 28, 1979 - Caution: Living May Be Hazardous - Phi Delta Kappa, Manhattan, KS
Folder 117
July 24, 1979 - Ad Astra Per Aspera…or Illegitimi Non Carborundum - Symposium on Rural Mental Health, Athens, OH
Folder 118
October 2, 1979 - Caution: Living May Be Hazardous - Mental Health Association of Lyon County, Emporia, KS
Folder 119
October 17, 1979 - A Youthful Epidemic? - Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
Folder 120
October 19, 1979 - Editors and Families - Associated Press Managing Editors, Tulsa, OK
Folder 121
October 26, 1979 - Maintaining Mental Health in a Community Under Stress - Community Mental Health & Retardation Board, Cleveland, OH
Folder 122
December 12, 1979 - The Impact of Television on Adults – Some Psychoanalytic Considerations - American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY

Box 5
Folder 123
February 1, 1980 - Increasing Productivity Through Stress Management - Workshop for Judges of the 8th and 10th Circuits, Phoenix, AZ
Folder 124
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
March 6, 1980 - A Psychiatric Perspective of Medical History - Annual History of Medicine Dinner, Oklahoma City, OK
March 7, 1980 - Consumerism and Mental Health – An Historical Review - University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Folder 125
March 11, 1980 - Stress Management - American Press Institute, Unspecified
Folder 126
April 2, 1980 - Youthful Suicide – An Epidemic? - Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Folder 127
April 12, 1980 - Dedicatory Remarks - Medical Center of Independence, Independence, MO
Folder 128
April 26, 1980 - Caution – Living May Be Hazardous - Conference of the Compassionate Friends, Kansas City, MO
Folder 129
May 9, 1980 - Delivery of Rural Mental Health Services - American Psychiatry Association, San Francisco, CA
Folder 130
May 13, 1980 - Stress and the Working Lawyer - Workshop for Judges of the 7th Circuit, French Lick, IN
Folder 131
May 23, 1980 - 50th Anniversary Celebration - U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Springfield, MO
Folder 132
June 6, 1980 - Critical Passage – Turning 30 - Hallmark Creative Services Group, Lake of the Ozarks, MO
June 6, 1980 - Understanding the Woman Manager - Hallmark Creative Services Group, Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Folder 133
July 29, 1980 - Stress and the Federal Judge - Workshop for Judges of the 6th Circuit, White Sulphur Springs, WV
Folder 134
September 4, 1980 - Stress in the Federal Courts - Judicial Conference of the Third Circuit, Unspecified
Folder 135
September 20, 1980 - On Picking More Daisies: Life Strains - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Folder 136
October 17, 1980 - Ethical Challenges for Medicine for the 80’s - American Association of Medical Assistants, Kansas City, MO
Folder 137
November 19, 1980 - Stress and the Federal Judge - Workshop for District Judges of the 5th Circuit, Sarasota, FL
March 18, 1981 - Stress and the Federal Judge - 4th Circuit, Williamsburg, VA
Folder 138
February 1, 1981 - Race Relations and Law Enforcement - Interfaith of Topeka, Inc., Topeka, KS
Folder 139
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
April 22, 1981 - On Preventing Child Abuse – Some New Leads - Press Release
September 20, 1981 - An Update on the Effects of Television Violence - Press Release
September 23, 1981 - Children’s Reactions to Television Violence - Press Release
December 15, 1981 - Violence in America – Effects on Health Care - National Health Service Crops, Seattle, WA
Folder 140
Miscellaneous Speeches by W. Walter Menninger, M.D.
August 10, 1981 - Stress and the Judiciary - American Bar Association, New Orleans, LA
October 13, 1982 - Remember, Murphy was an Optimist - Press Release
November 3, 1982 - Dr. Karl Menninger – Musings on Mental Health - Press Release
March 24, 1984 - The Impact of Changing Technology on the Management of the Workforce - Unspecified
Folder 141
September 27, 1981 - The Church as a Caring Community - Southminster Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, KS
Folder 142
September 15, 1982 - The Rewards of Giving - Riley County United Way, Manhattan, KS
Folder 143
October 14, 1982 - Making the World Safe - Sedgwick County Mental Health Association, Wichita, KS
Folder 144
March 18, 1983 - Remarks for Graduation Exercises - Topeka Police Department Recruit School, Topeka, KS
Folder 145
April 5, 1983 – Remarks - Conference on Ministry with Single Adults, Topeka, KS
Folder 146
August 14, 1983 - Violence: A Deadly Fascination - First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, KS
Folder 147
October 6, 1983 - Critical Issues in Corrections - Kansas Correctional Association, Topeka, KS
Folder 148
January 15, 1984 - Memories, Dreams, Reflections - First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, KS
Folder 149
February 11, 1984 - Keynote Remarks - Association for Kansas Theater, Wichita, KS
Folder 150
April 10, 1984 - Productivity and Mental Health - Sedgwick County Mental Health Association, Wichita, KS
Folder 151
May 19, 1984 – Remarks - Straight Arrow Alumni, Topeka, KS
Folder 152
May 24, 1985 - Caution: Living May Be Hazardous - Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA
Folder 153
August 3, 1985 - Tribute to Elizabeth and Bob Dole - Mental Health Association in Kansas, Topeka, KS
Folder 154
April 21, 1986 - Violence in American Society - Conference on “Violence in the Family”, Unspecified
Folder 155
May 5, 1986 - Thoughts on Leadership - Conference on Military Psychiatry, Topeka, KS
Folder 156
May 18, 1986 - When the Right Hand Washes the Left Hand - Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS
Folder 157
January 18, 1987 - Mental Health – A Family Affair - Columbine Psychiatric Center, Littleton, CO
Folder 158
April 26, 1988 - Heritage House – Thoughts and Reminiscences - Everywoman’s Resource Center, Topeka, KS

Portions of Collection Separately Described:


Locators:

Locator Contents
097-08-01-07   
097-08-01-08 to 097-08-02-02   

Bibliography

Finding Aid Bibliography: Biography and curriculum vitae in Walt Menninger collection
http://www.menningerclinic.com/about/walt-bio.htm
http://cjonline.com/stories/011998/com_koch.html
http://www.a3.org/koch_full_bio.html

Index Terms

Subjects

    Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
    United States. National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence
    United States. Secret Service -- Officials and employees -- Training of
    United States. Secret Service -- Research
    American Psychoanalytic Association
    Koch Crime Commission
    Menninger Clinic
    Menninger Foundation -- Planning
    National Council on Crime and Delinquency
    United States Commission on Civil Rights
    Menninger family
    Menninger, Constance Libbey
    Menninger, W. Walter -- Archives
    Menninger, W. Walter -- Manuscripts
    Advice columns -- United States
    Assassins -- United States
    Crime -- Kansas
    Crime prevention -- Kansas
    Crime prevention -- Kansas -- Evaluation
    Crime prevention -- Kansas -- Planning
    Criminal justice, Administration of -- Planning
    Drug abuse and crime -- United States
    Family violence -- Kansas
    Juvenile corrections -- Kansas
    Mental health -- Kansas
    Prison psychology
    Prisons -- United States -- Case studies
    Prisons -- United States -- Civil rights
    Psychiatry -- Research
    Reparation (Criminal justice) -- Kansas
    Violence -- United States

Creators and Contributors


Agency Classification:

    Organizations/Corporations. Menninger Foundation Archives. Family. W. Walter Menninger.

Additional Information for Researchers

Ownership/Custodial Hist.: The Koch Crime Commission records were donated by Dr. Walt Menninger in 2001. While some of his other papers came to the Kansas Historical Society in 2003/2004 with the rest of the Menninger Archives, the majority of Dr. Walt's papers were donated in 2010. Further accretions to this sub-collection of the Menninger Archives are possible.