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Menninger Glass Lantern Slides of Biblical and Religious Studies

Identifier: SP-Menninger

Scope and Contents

The lantern glass slide collection of religious studies was accumulated by Mrs. Flo V. Menninger during her 50-year career as one of the best-known Bible teachers in the US. In her home town of Topeka, Kansas starting in the 1890s, she had taught Bible to 6,000 women while using the slides as visual aids, decades before "visual education" was widely adopted by educators. Included in the collection are reproductions of the paintings of such masters as Michaelangelo, Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, Hoffman, Raphael, and others. Along with 1,500 glass slides in 36 special containers is an original projector.


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Conditions Governing Access

Open access


36.00 boxes

36.00 boxes

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Source of Acquisition

The slide collection was presented to Rev. Theodore S. Darrah, Dean of Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins in the fall of 1949, by Mr. Edwin A. Menninger of Stuart, Florida in memory of his mother.

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Repository Details

Part of the Rollins College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Rollins College Box 2744
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park 32789-4499 US