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Avis Chitwood and Janice Gartrell

A photograph of Avis Chitwood and her niece Janice Gartrell. Avis was born in Mound City, December 29, 1893 and died in Topeka, January 25, 1994 at the age of 100. She is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas. She was a teacher, painter, illustrator, printmaker, and etcher, specializing in rustic buildings, wildflowers, and missions. Janice, b.1920, d.2009, was the daughter of Milton Paul Gartrell, b.1876, d.1959 and Edna Chitwood Gartrell, Avis Chitwood's sister.


Kansas Day 94

This card issued by Bill and Linda Graves invites fellow Kansans to join them for a "Kansas Celebration" to reflect on the solid beliefs, actions and understandings that makes the state rich in tradition on its 133rd anniversary of statehood.


Karl Menninger, M.D. as artist in Topeka, Kansas

Dr. Karl Menninger is shown painting a picture, a hobby he pursued in later life. He, his father, Dr. C.F. Menninger and brother William C. Menninger estabished the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas. It was moved in 2003 to Houston, Texas.


Actor Karl Malden and Roy Menninger, M.D.

Actor Karl Malden was a member of the Board of Directors of the Menninger Foundation. He is shown here with Roy Menninger, M.D., in 1993 at a gathering in Los Angeles, California.


W. Walter Menninger, M.D.

William Walter Menninger, M.D., is the third generation of Menningers to lead in the research, study, and treatment guiding people to mental health. Walt's grandfather, Charles Fredrick Menninger; father, Wiliam Claire Menninger; and uncle, Karl Menninger established The Menninger Foundation in 1925 in Topeka, Kansas. It grew into a recognized center for the treatment of mental illness, teaching about mental health, and research in the field. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


W. Walter Menninger, M.D. and Menninger Clinic management team in Topeka, Kansas

W. Walter Menninger, M.D. is pictured with the Menninger Clinic management team. Menninger is a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.


Harriet Lefley, PhD and W. Walter Menninger, M.D. at Menninger Clinic

Harriet Lefley, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami, is shown walking with W. Walter Menninger, M.D. on the West Campus of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.


Charles M. Sheldon and Central Congregational Church correspondence

Charles M. Sheldon (1857-1946) served as minister of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas from 1889 to 1920. He was also an author of the international best seller, In His Steps, which was published in 1897. A series of correspondence, presented here, is arranged in chronological order. A complete description of the entire collection is available through a link below. The correspondence consists of letters, postcards, cards, one notebook containing letters and newspaper clippings, and assorted personal items such as his self-portrait drawings. The majority of the correspondence consists of handwritten and typed letters to and from individuals, members or groups related to the Central Congregational Church, and organizations associated with his lifelong activities as a pastor and author, including Theo Peers, Ethel Peers, Anna Heartburg, Dorothy Heartburg, Helen T. Capps, Lida R. Hardy, May Flickinger, Charles Warren Helsley, Luther D. Whittemore, Hamilton Holt, Robert Thomson Jr., Norman J. Rimes, Lloyd George, James Wise, Arthur Capper, Michael I. Pupin, Alf M. Landon, Roy B. Guild, Arthur E. Hertzler, Samuel J. Crumbine, Wilbert E. Dull, M. de Arrude Camargo, Frank J. Warren, Beatrice Hoover, Samuel C. Spalding, H. T. Chase, Bishop Wise, The Emporia Gazette, Green Gables (the Dr. Benjamin F. Bailey Sanatorium), The Atlantic Monthly, The World?s Christian Endeavor Union, Plymouth Congregational Church, University of Illinois at Urbana Department of Physics, Abraham S. Hoyo, Harry Emerson Fosdick, International College in Turkey, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, Rollins College in Florida, The Topeka City Commission, Students? Christian Association of South Africa, Crosset & Dunlap Inc. Publishers in New York, Christian Herald Association, The Texas Herald, The Henry F. Henrichs Publications, Frankfort Rotary Club, and Notre-Dame de France/Jerusalem. There are letters involving other individuals, including Charles W. Helsley, Emma Crabb, H. J. Colburn, Robert Stone, Arthur G. Sellen, Henry F. Henrichs, Logan Shoop, Frank Jacobs, Hugh F. Mckean, Lee Braxton, Cady Hodge, Charles S. Lawrence, Elizabeth Turner Rawlings, Elisabeth Ebright, R. L. McNatt, Gale L. Beck, John H. Lehman, Helen Bradford, and Everett R. Daves. Charles W. Helsley was a minister at the Central Congregational Church after the passing of Charles M. Sheldon, and Emma Crabb was in charge of the Sheldon Collection at the Central Congregational Church.


William "Bill" Preston Graves, Kansas Governor

Three photographs showing Governor William "Bill" Preston Graves signing SB 424 at the Topeka YWCA day-care center. The bill created a new health insurance program for low income children. Standing behind and beside Graves are: Cimone and Jory, children from the day-care center; Representative Nancy Kirk; Kathleen Sebelius, Insurance Commissioner; Janet Schalansky, Social Rehabilitation Services Deputy Secretary; and Senator Marge Petty.


Ernest "Ernie" Douglas collection

Douglas, Ernie

This collection contains photographs of Topeka musician Ernie (Ernest) Douglas, his band, and his restaurant and jazz club, Ernie's Catfish Hollow. Douglas was born November 30, 1932, in Topeka. During the 1950s, Douglas worked as a radio DJ and musician, playing the piano and vibraphone. After a time in Denver, Douglas returned to Topeka where he opened Ernie's Catfish Hollow in 1978 at 1201 E. 6th Street. The restaurant and jazz club closed in 1983. Later Douglas worked for the Postal Service in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a performer on the Dandy Dinner Boat in Alexandria, Virginia. Douglas died in Ellicott City, Maryland on February 15, 2016.

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