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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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From Kenneth West to Ed Flannery dated April 24, 1969 regarding Rochester Regional Health & Hospital Council - Group Purchasing Plan.MemoB1012
From Kenneth West to Atty. James E. Personius dated December 3, 1969 regarding a report from MRs. Dahlstrom.LetterB1013
Chemung County Health Center, Heritage Park, Elmira, NY Project No. NYS-333, Groups I, II & III Equipment for Infirmary, prepared by Fudge & Underhill.ReportB1101
Memo from Kenneth West to Jack C. Gridley dated March 10, 1970 regarding insurance files. Attached is a document from Traverlers Insurance dated February 1970.DocumentB1102
From Kenneth West regarding Public Infirmary & Health Related Facility Rates Period -- July 1, 1970 through June 30, 1971.MemoB1103
Floor Plans for the Chemung County Home for the Basement through the third floor.DocumentsB1104
Floor Plans for the Chemung County Home for the Basement through the third floor.DocumentsB1106
Floor Plans for the Chemung County Home for the Basement through the third floor.DocumentsB1107
Chatauqua County, NY - County Home and Infirmary: A Pace-Setter by Robert Dyment, February 1970.ArticleB1107
Newspaper article from the Star-Gazette dated August 19, 1971 entitled: 6-Story, $5.7 Million Chemung County Health Center Dedicated.ArticleB1201
Handwritten notes regarding an auction.NotesB1202
Suggested Resolution for Disposition of Property.DocumentB1203
Memo to the Elmira Star-Gazette dated September 15, 1971 regarding Legal Ad - Auction. Attached are the Legal Ad and a letter from Kenneth West to Operators of Proprietary Homes for Adults and Family Type Homes dated September 16, 1971 regarding the Public Auction.DocumentsB1204
Reciept from the Chemung County Treasurer dated November 12, 1971 attached to the Chemung County Home and Infirmary Auction Statement.DocumentsB1205
Reciept from the Chemung County Treasurer dated October 4, 1971 attached to a document listing the amount of transmittal for the auction reciepts.DocumentsB1206
Reciept from the Chemung County Treasurer dated September 27, 1971 attached to a document listing the amount of transmittal for the auction reciepts.DocumentsB1207
From Ray's Auction Service dated September 24, 1971.InvoiceB1208
Paid reciept from Ray's Auction Service dated October 2, 1971 attached to handwritten notes of auction items and prices.DocumentsB1209
Paid reciept from Ray's Auction Service dated September 25, 1971 attached to handwritten notes of auction items and prices.DocumentsB1210
Paid reciept from Ray's Auction Service dated September 24, 1971 attached to handwritten notes of auction items and prices.DocumentsB1211
Time Spent by one cleaning aide on 1/2 of patient floor - Time Study Survey.DocumentB1301
Letter to the Commissioners of Public Welfare or Superintendents in charge of City and County Homes from Arthur HJ. Hoddick, Director of the Bureau of Welfare Institutions and Agencies, dated April 26, 1940 regarding "New law in reference to professional and practical nurses". Included is a flyer from the Nw York State Nurses Association asking "Have you a License to Practice Nursing?"LetterA0101
Letter to the Farm Debt Adjustment County Committee Members from Philip E. Henderson, Regional Supervisor for the Farm Security Administration - Region One, dated June 7, 1940 regarding "Farm Debt Adjustment County Committee Reimbursement".LetterA0102
Letter from E. G. Hallock to the County of Chemung, dated December 13, 1940 regarding fire extinguishers.LetterA0103
Letter from Harry A. Hillman to H. Friedman & Sons, dated March 2, 1940 regarding wheels. Attached is a letter from H. Friedman & Sons to the Chemung County Farm, dated February 13, 1940 regarding wheels.LetterA0104
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