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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 George W. Chesbro to W. Chester Hoyt dated February 11, 1954 regarding the inspection of the Chemung County Home Infirmary.LetterA1420
From George W. Chesbro to Peter J. Woloson dated February 9, 1954 regarding recommendations made during the November 20, 1953 inspection of the Chemung County Home Infirmary.LetterA1421
From P. J. Woloson to George W. Chesbro dated January 19, 1954 regarding information to complete a survey. Attached is a letter from George W. Chesbro to Peter J. Woloson dated January 6, 1954 requesting information.LetterA1422
Memo from P. J. Woloson dated April 22, 1954 regarding Rate Used in Claiming Federal Reimbursement. Attached is a letter from David M. Schneider to Peter J. Woloson dated April 21, 1954 regarding the revised rate for reimbursements.DocumentsA1423
Monthly Report of a County, City or Town Home for the Chemung County Home in Breesport for January - December 1954.ReportA1424
Monthly Report of a County, City or Town Home for the Chemung County Home in Breesport for January through December 1955.ReportA1501
Typed notes dated May 2, 1955 regarding two requisitions.DocumentA1502
From P. J. Woloson to John C. Gridley, Chairman of the Welfare Committee dated April 15, 1955 regarding the Breesport Fire Department.LetterA1503
Memo from P. J. Woloson dated March 24, 1955 regarding Rate Used in Claiming Federal Reimbursement. Attached is a letter from David M. Schneider to Peter J. Woloson dated March 22, 1955 regarding reimbursements and Form WS-34 (Supplement) April 1951 entitled: Supplement Annual Report of County, City or Town Home for December 31, 1954.DocumentsA1504
Handwritten notes and calculations.DocumentsA1505
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated November 28, 1955 regarding the yearly inspection.LetterA1506
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated December 20, 1955 regarding recommendations for the Chemung County Home Infirmary. Attached are handwritten notes.LetterA1507
Newspaper article from the Elmira Advertiser for Thursday, April 14, 1955 entitled: "Eye Country Home Day Center."ArticleA1508
Documents include: Percentages derived from July 1955 payrolls, Percentages derived from July 1954 payrolls, Percentages derived from January 1954 payrolls, Percentages derived from July 1953 payrolls, Memo from the Department of Social Welfare dated April 22, 1953 regarding the Time Study and Reporting of Recoveries, Percentages derived from November 1952 payrolls, Memo from the Department of Social Welfare dated October 22, 1952 regarding the Time Study, Percentages derived from July 1951 payrolls, Percentages derived from January 1952 payrolls, Percentages derived from July 1950 payrolls, Percentages derived from January 1951 payrolls, Percentages derived from July 1949 payrolls, Percentages derived from January 1950 payrolls, Memo dated August 26, 1949 regarding State Approved Percentages - Administrative Payrolls, two letters from J. B. McFarland dated September 30, 1948 regarding percentages derived from payrolls, and a form for a Time Study Summary dated for November 1947.DocumentsA1509
List of County Home & Infirmary Residents, November 28, 1956.DocumentA1601
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter Woloson dated July 3, 1956 regarding the possibility of funds being used for the County Home Infirmary.LetterA1602
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated September 28, 1956 regarding a provisional approval of the total infirmary. Attached is a letter from Peter J. Woloson to David S. Hurwitz dated September 27, 1956 regarding the use of a new section.LetterA1603
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated July 23, 1956 regarding the pasteurization of milk. Attached are an Informational Bulletin For Area Supervisors of Welfare Institutions dated July 2, 1956, a letter from David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated July 19, 1952 regarding a survey and a letter from P. J. Woloson to David S. Hurwitz dated July 18, 1956 regarding the staffing schedule.LetterA1604
Memo from P. J. Woloson to George Sydney dated June 29, 1956 regarding Meeting with Dr. Cargill. Attached are a letter from P. J. Woloson to David S. Hurwitz dated June 29, 1956 regarding pasteurized milk, a memo from P. J. Woloson to George Sydney dated June 29, 1956 regarding Pasteurization of Milk and a letter from David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated June 28, 1956 regarding pasteurization of milk.DocumentsA1605
Memo from P. J. Woloson dated April 14, 1956 regarding Rate Used in Claiming Federal Reimbursement. Attached is a letter from David M. Schneider to Peter J. Woloson dated May 7, 1956 regarding Federal Reimbursement rates.DocumentsA1606
From David S. Hurwitz to Mrs. Wesley Rockwell dated November 14, 1956 regarding Mr. Rockwell's care at the hosptial. Attached is a letter from Mrs. Wesley Rockwell to Mrs. Debott no date regarding the care of Mr. Rockwell and a letter to Mrs. Rockwell dated November 5, 1956 regarding the care of her husband.LetterA1607
Letter from Arnold Hoffman to P. J. Woloson dated November 21, 1957 regarding the operations of the County Home Farm. Attached are an Analysis of Farm Operations During the Years 1950 to 1956 Inclusive as Shown in Annual Reports of These Years and an Annalysis of Farm Operations During Years 1957 to 1959 Inclusive as Shown In Annual Reports of These Years.DocumentsA1701
Memo from P. J. Woloson dated April 1, 1957 regarding Rate Used in Claiming Federal Reimbursement. Attached is a letter from David M. Schneider to Peter J. Woloson dated April 1, 1957 regarding the reimbursements rates.DocumentsA1702
Letter from L. R. Murtaugh, The University of the State of New York to P. J. Woloson regarding equipment for the infirmary, December 5, 1957.A1703
From P. J. Woloson to Leslie Murtaugh dated December 2, 1957 regarding the purchasing of equipment due to the expansion of the County Home Infirmary. Attached is a letter from David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated November 29, 1957 regarding surplus property.LetterA1704
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