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Collection TitleCL 14 Breesport County HomeCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards
Date Completed:May 24, 2007
Date Updated:March 3, 2008
Provenance:The Breesort County Home Collection was donated to the Booth Library by Thomas Santulli in 2007. 
Terms:Aged--Government policy; Aged--Health and hygiene; Aged--Institutional care; Aged--Services for; Chemung County (N.Y.); Old age homes
Historical:

The Breesport County Home began in 1837 when the Board of Supervisors purchased 178  acres of land in the town of Breesport to be used as a home for vagrants and orphans.  In 1868, it was re-designated as a home for the aged and infirm.  Since then there have been various additions to the original property to meet the institution's growing needs.  The infirmary came first in 1888 and was later expanded in 1913.  In 1902, an administrative building was constructed and, in 1933, a two-story brick hospital wing was built. 

During the 20th century, the Home's population began to steadily rise until 1958, when it had reached its saturation point.  At this point, the Council of Community Services Nursing Home Study Committee began to urge the construction of an entirely new facility.  In 1960, a Health Planning Committee was established to look into the proposal and in July 1971, the Breeseport County Home was closed and its residence transferred to the new, fully modern, facilities in Heritage Park. 

Scope:The Breesport County Home Collection contains administrative documents, correspondence and articles relating to the Home.  These items range in date from 1940 to 1972, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1960's.  The earlier parts of the collection focus primarily on the day to day administrative needs of the Home, while later sections concern the County's need for a newer facility. 
Notes:

 

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1940-1972
Abstract

The Breesport County Home Collection contains administrative documents, letters and articles regarding the County Home and Infirmary, including information on the construction of the Heritage Park.



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Newspaper article from the Star-Gazette and Advertiser dated Wednesday, January 15, 1964 entitled: Health-Center Battle Feb. 17; Cuts Party Lines, Friendships.ArticleB0425
Newspaper article from the Star-Gazette dated Tuesday, May 23, 1961 entitled: Propose County Health Center Here.ArticleB0426
Newspaper article from the Star Gazette and Advertiser dated Thursday, May 9, 1963 entitled: 2 City Supervisors Debate Next Step on Health Center.ArticleB0427
Letter from Kenneth West to Milton Roy dated June 29, 1964 regarding interdepartmental bookkeeping. Attached are: a memo from Kenneth West to Wm. G. Yungstrom dated June 29, 1964 regarding County Farm Lease, a memo from John G. Gridley to Kenneth West dated June 25, 1964 regarding maintenance at the county farm, a memo from Kenneth West to John C. Gridley dated June 24, 1964 regarding Maintenance - County Farm, a letter from Kenneth West to Milton Roy dated June 24, 1964 regarding maintenance at the farm, and a memo from John C. Gridley to Kenneth West dated June 19, 1964 regarding farm maintenance.DocumentsB0428
From Kenneth West to Milton Roy dated June 9, 1964 regarding Roy's lease of the County Farm buildings and acreage.LetterB0429
From Kenneth West to Milton Roy dated January 22, 1964 regarding statement of lease payments. Attached is the list of payments.LetterB0430
Memo from Kenneth West to John C. Gridley dated August 18, 1964 regarding Mr. Roy's cattle.MemoB0431
New York State Department of Social Welfare - Time and Activity Study - October 1964.ReportB0432
New York State Department of Social Welfate, Bureau of Financial Standards - Instructions for Child Welfare Supervisors and Child Welfare Caseworkers.ReportB0433
New York State Department of Social Welfare, Bureau of Financial Standards - General Instructions for Time Study for Local Welfare Districts - October, 1964.ReportB0434
Tentative General Procedure Re Action and Routing of Time Study Cards.DocumentB0435
Form LA-105 (Rev. 9/64) - Time Study Card Control Report for October 1964. Attached is a report: New York State Department of Social Welfare Bureau of Financial Standards - Procedures for Card Control Clerks October, 1964.DocumentsB0436
From Kenneth West to the Bureau of Financial Standards dated October 8, 1964 regarding an error in the Time Study card control reports.LetterB0437
From David S. Hurwitz to Kenneth West dated September 28, 1964 regarding exemptions from the time study survey.LetterB0438
From David S. Hurwitz to Kenneth West dated September 23, 1964 regarding a meeting ti review the time study process.LetterB0439
Letter from William F. McCann to Kenneth West dated August 24, 1964 regarding the time study survey. Attached is the Instructions for the Distribution of Time Study Instructional Material and Forms.DocumentsB0440
From David S. Hurwitz to Kenneth West dated August 19, 1964 regarding October 1964 Time Study Orientation Sessions. Attached is a letter from Kenneth West to David Hurwitz dated September 1, 1964 regarding the October 1964 Time Study.LetterB0441
Handwritten notes regarding the Time Study for Cost Allocation. Attached is the General Instructions for Time Study for Local Welfare District - October, 1964.DocumentB0442
Newspaper article from the Star-Gazette dated October 8, 1964 entitled: Study-Action Group Stalled Again by Lack of QuorumArticleB0501
Newspaper article from the Star-Gazette dated December 1, 1964 entitled: Question of Health Center Start Still Up in Air.ArticleB0502
From George K. Wyman to Kenneth West dated March 11, 1964 regarding the postponement of the time study survey.LetterB0503
Memo from Gertrude Binder to Administrators of Hospirals and Other Institutions Caring for Adults dated April 15, 1964 regarding Elements of a Nursing Home-Hospital Relations Agreement. Attached is a report issued by the Bureau of Adult Institutions entitled: Elements of a Nursing Home-Hospital Relationship Agreement.DocumentsB0504
Newspaper clipping regarding the County Home.ArticleB0505
Prepared by the County Planning Director, County Welfare Director and the County Health Director entitled: Location Factors For County Infirmary.ReportB0506
Report to the Chemung County Board of Supervisors on Alternate Sites for County Health & Welfare Complex by Fudge & Underhill, Architects & Engineers. Attached are newspaper articles.DocumentsB0507
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