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Karl Augustus Menninger

This photo shows psychiatrist Karl Augustus Menninger with two staff members on his birthday. Kay Sinnett is on the left and Mabel Remmers on the right.

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Karl Augustus Menninger

Mary Cerney, Esther Miller, and Pat Norris with Karl Augustus Menninger, 1893-1990, on the occasion of his 95th birthday. The photograph was taken in his office at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

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Karl Augustus Menninger

An informal portrait of Dr. Karl Augustus Menninger, 1893-1990, with his secretaries and Dr. Peter Novotny on the occasion of his 95th birthday. The photograph was taken in Menninger's office at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

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Karl Augustus Menninger

An informal portrait of Dr. Kay Sennitt, Mabel Remmers, and Dr. Karl Augustus Menninger, 1893-1990, on the occasion of his 95th birthday. The photograph was taken in his office at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

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Karl Augustus Menninger's 95th birthday party guests

A view of staff members and friends gathered with Dr. Karl Augustus Menninger (who is not in the picture), on the occasion of his 95th birthday. The photograph was taken in Menninger's office at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

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Historic Psychiatry original miscellaneous documents

These are a variety of handwritten and typed letters, lectures, autographs, news clippings, biographical information, images and sketches, court documents, and other documents related to the history of psychiatry. These documents are housed in four boxes and the folders within are arranged alphabetically by surname or title, and they are included in the larger collection of historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives. Authors come from such fields as medicine, religion, prison and other reform and advocacy movements, politics, the military, etc. The documents themselves sometimes provide significant information, and sometimes they were collected because their authors were significant historical figures. Some of the individuals found in Box 1 include James Mark Baldwin, Ludwig Binswanger, Eugen Bleuler, Jean-Martin Charcot, Elizabeth Fry, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Carl Jung. Some of the individuals found in Box 2 include Alfred Adler, Robert Frost, and Washinton Irving. This box also includes a 68-page handwritten notebook by Dr. W.W. Reed entitled "Reminiscenses About the Treatment of the Insane." Some of the individuals found in Box 3 include Amariah Brigham and Frederick van Eeden. This box also includes a correspondence file (1883-1888) on Ellen Kehoe, a patient at the Worcester Lunatic Hospital in Massachusetts, and a series of drawings from the 1920s and 1930s by a Belgian patient suffering from paranoia named Andreas at the Kankakee State Hospital in Illinois. The drawings were donated by Dr. J.B. Gier, formerly of the Topeka Veteran's Administration Hospital, who knew the patient and encouraged his work. Box 4 includes a miscellaneous folder regarding insane asylums and contains legal documents, postcard images, and receipts for services. Languages include English, German, French and Italian, and transcriptions or translations follow some of the documents.

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Anna Freud correspondence

Freud, Anna, 1895-1982

These are handwritten and typed letters, mostly outgoing, from Anna Freud to Karl Menninger, Rudolph Ekstein, May D. Lee, and other Menninger Foundation staff. Anna Freud was the youngest child of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Topics include publishing and requesting reprints, visits (or apologizing for not visiting), professional organizations and conferences, comments and critiques on writings, family deaths, and greeting cards. Anna Freud came to the Menninger Clinic in Topeka on multiple occasions during the 1960s. These papers are part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives.

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Elmer Ernest Southard correspondence

Southard, Elmer Ernest, 1876-1920

Elmer Ernest Southard's papers primarily consist of handwritten and typed letters he sent to Norman Fenton. Southard, the first Director of Boston Psychopathic Hospital, was Karl Menninger's first significant mentor. Southard and Fenton collaborated on researching case studies and publishing about shell shock in World War I. There is also a course syllabus for his second year neuropathology course at Harvard Medical School. These papers are part of the historic psychiatry material in the Menninger Archives.

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Dr. Will Menninger viewing a patients' art show at Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas

A Creative Arts show was presented for many years to showcase the works of those involved in the Art Therapy activities. 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.

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Menninger School of Psychiatry, 1965, Topeka, Kansas

In 1946, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will Menninger established a training program for psychiatrists to treat returning veterans from World War II. The former Army hospital in Topeka was the base. They assembled a faculty for the first class of 108 physicians, and the Menninger School of Psychiatry became the largest training center in the world. There was an emphasis on a didactic curriculum and a team approach to diagnosis and treatment. The model for diagnostic case study was elaborated by Dr. Karl in his "Manual for Psychiatric Case Study".

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