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Dorothea Dix correspondence

Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887

Dorothea Dix's papers consist of correspondence from Miss Dix to various people, as well as some correspondence in which Miss Dix was concerned, but not directly involved. Dix was an advocate for social welfare, particularly supporting the establishment and maintenance of mental hospitals for the mentally ill, disabled, or poor. She was instrumental in the proposed legislation of the "Bill for the Benefit of the Indigent Insane." During the Civil War, Dix was appointed Superintendent of Army Nurses. Much of the correspondence concerns Dix's efforts to bring lifeboats and other help to Sable Island in Nova Scotia, an area known for shipwrecks and where many with mental illnesses were sent, sometimes against their will. These papers are part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives.

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L. W. Halbe collection

Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.

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Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Nurses Examination Board applications

Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)

This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment for the Nurses Examination Board. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.

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Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, nurses meeting

Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)

This file includes subject correspondence relating to Governor Reed's apology for cancelling as a speaker at a nurses meetings. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.

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