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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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Handwritten notes regarding Cattaraugus County.NotesB0712
Handwritten notes regarding the Infirmary Survey.NotesB0713
Handwritten notes regarding Chronic Care Facilities.NotesB0714
From Edgar Chapman to K. Y. West dated November 23, 1966 regarding Hosp. In-Patient Analysis.MemoB0715
Handwritten notes regarding Hospital Inpatient Analysis.NotesB0716
Memo from Kenneth West dated Jun 10, 1966 regarding Rates To Be Used In Claiming Federal Reimbursments. Attached are a letter from David M. Schneider to Kenneth West, and a letter from Harry Posman to Kenneth West, both dated June, 9, 1966 regarding reimbursement rates.DocumentsB0717
Chemung County Health-Welfare Complex.ReportB0718
From Kenneth West to Milton Roy dated December 29, 1967 regarding County Farm Lease Payments.LetterB0801
Doctor's report.DocumentB0802
Handwritten notes.NotesB0803
A letter from Kenneth West to Theodore Kowitt, Sr. Narcotics Investigator dated March 14, 1967 regarding the County Home and Infirmary. Attached is report for the Chemung County Home and Infirmary Operating Appropriation.DocumentsB0804
Present Chronic Care Needs in Chemung County and Impact of Medicare as Seen By The Welfare Commissioner.ReportB0805
From Robert L. Fox to Kenneth West dated March 14, 1967 regarding a Narcotic License.LetterB0806
From Theodore Kowitt to Fannie Dalstrom dated March 27, 1967 regarding an inspection of the Chemung County Home and Infirmary for certification for narcotic and depressant-stimulant privileges.LetterB0807
From Frank F. Wolfanger to Kenneth West dated February 1, 1967 regarding a Narrative Description for the construction of the proposed Infirmary.LetterB0808
From Kenneth West to Emrett W. Groomes regarding Long Range Chronic Bed Need - Chemung County.LetterB0809
Copy of an Agreement between the County of Steuben and Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital dated January 11, 1967.DocumentB0810
Excerpt from "The Broadened Program *** for construction of hospitals and related facilities" - Nursing Homes in a Medical Care Program by Ollie A. Randall.DocumentB0811
Excerpt from "The Broadened Program *** for construction of hospitals and related facilities" - Nursing Homes in a Medical Care Program by Ollie A. Randall.DocumentB0812
Transmittal - Official Releases from the State of New York Department of Social Services dated August 17, 1967 entitled: Public Home Infirmary Rates for the Period July 1, 1967 through March 31, 1968. Attached is the Fee Schedule Section XIV.DocumentsB0813
Letter from David M. Schneider to Kenneth West dated February 8, 1967 regarding the revision in the rate of payment for welfate clients. Attached is a Report of Special Examination of Annual Report, Calendar Year 1965.DocumentsB0814
Memo from Kenneth West dated February 2, 1967 regarding Rates to be Used in Claiming Federal Reimbursement. Attached are a letter from Harry Posman to Kenneth West dated January 26, 1967 and a letter from David Schneider to Kenneth West dated January 27, 1967 regarding reimbursement rates.DocumentsB0815
Memo from Kenneth West dated May 17, 1967 regarding Rates to be Used in Claiming Federal Reimbursement. Attached are a letter from Harry Posman to Kenneth West dated May 15, 1967 and a letter from David Schneider to Kenneth West dated May 12, 1967 regarding reimbursement rates.DocumentsB0816
Memo from Ed Chapman to K. Y. West dated May 15, 1967 regarding a contract bid. Attached is a letter from W. Chester Hoyt to the Chemung County Home and Infirmary dated May 11, 1967 regarding furnishing of Hospital Bed Underpads.DocumentsB0817
Newspaper article from the Star-Gazette dated June 12, 1961 entitled: Board Rejects County Home Workers' Retraction Demand.ArticleB0901
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