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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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Memo from I. Jay Brightman dated December 15, 1953 regarding a report. Attached is a copy of the report on "the visit to the Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Institution District Hospital, Friday, November 27, 1953."DocumentsA1304
From George W. Chesbro to Peter J. Woloson dated November 10, 1953 regarding the annual inspection of the Chemung County Home Infirmary.LetterA1305
Memo from P.J. Woloson to Mr. Sydney dated April 13, 1953 regarding the Revised Rate for Chemung Co. Hom - period 4/1/53 - March 31, 1954 - $3.09 day. Included is a letter from David M. Schneider to A. Lyman Wright dated April 10, 1953 regarding State reimbursements.DocumentsA1306
From W. C. Hoyt to George Sydney dated January 23, 1953 regarding the purchase of lamps and fluorescent tubes.LetterA1307
From George W. Chesbro to Peter J. Woloson dated July 3, 1953 regarding the commitment of a person to the county home.LetterA1308
Monthly Report of a County, City or Town Home for the Chemung County Home in Breesport for January - December 1953.ReportA1309
Folded folder with notes regarding the Narcotic Forms.DocumentA1401
From W. C. Hoyt to the Office of Director of Internal Revenue dated June 28, 1954 regarding Requisition No. H-2117 for the purchase of narcotic drugs.LetterA1402
Resolution certifying Peter J. Woloson, Commissioner of Public Welfare, Chemung County, is authorized to purchase narcotics for the Chemung County Home and Infirmary.DocumentA1403
Guidelines from George T. McGowan to all applicants for narcotics licenses.DocumentA1404
From Thomas Bowlby to Collection of Internal Revenue dated June 30, 1954 certifying that Peter J. Woloson and George Sydney are authorized to purchase narcotic drugs for the Chemung County Home and Hospital.LetterA1405
From James E. Personius to the Collection of Internal Revenue dated May 15, 1954 regarding Dr. James R. Cargill request to purchase narcotic drugs.LetterA1406
Form 678 (Rev. Feb. 1953) U. S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service - Application for Registry and Special-Tax Stamp - Opium, Etc.FormA1407
From George W. Chesbro to Peter J. Woloson dated April 6, 1954 regarding the purchasing of narcotics for the County Home Infirmary. Attached is a letter from Peter J. Woloson to George W. Chesbro dated March 15, 1954 and a letter from Peter J. Woloson to George T. McGowan dated April 8, 1954 regarding the purchasing of narcotics for the Chemung County Home and Infirmary.LetterA1408
From P. J. Woloson to George T. McGowan dated March 22, 1954 regarding Dr. James R. Cargill.LetterA1409
From Thomas Bowlby to the Collector of Internal Revenue dated March 22, 1954 certifying that W. Chester Hoyt is authorized as the purchasing agent for the County of Chemung.LetterA1410
From George T. McGowan to James R. Cargill dated March 19, 1954 regarding the purchase of narcotics.LetterA1411
From P. J. Woloson to George Sydney dated June 30, 1954 regarding Narcotic Forms.MemoA1412
No date regarding "Purchase of Narcotics for the Chemung County Infirmary."MemoA1413
From James E. Personius to Peter Woloson dated August 17, 1954 regarding documents in connection with the Narcotic Registration.LetterA1414
Letter from Frank J. Smith, Chief, Narcotic Control Section to Peter J. Woloson dated October 11, 1954 regarding the Chemung County Home and Hospital. Attached are: a letter dated October 8, 1954, a letter dated October 6, 1954, a sample certificate, and a letter dated October 1, 1954 all regarding the purchase of narcotics for the County Home and Hospital.DocumentsA1415
A list of residents in December of 1954.DocumentA1416
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated December 7, 1954 regarding a report compiled by a general survey conducted on November 9th.LetterA1417
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated December 7, 1954 regarding the Department of Social Welfare's recommendations to be carried out as a result of the November 9th survey.LetterA1418
From P. J. Woloson to George W. Chesbro dated February 26, 1954 regarding recommendations from the Welfare Committee meeting.LetterA1419
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