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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 David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated October 31, 1957 regarding a visit to the infirmary.LetterA1705
From David S. Hurwitz to Agencies with Approved Public Home Infirmaries dated August 19, 1957 regarding Letter of Notification to AB, AD, OAA Recipients in Reciept of Care in a Public Home Infirmary. Attached is a sample letter of notification.LetterA1706
Information on the Chemung County Home Infirmary.DocumentA1707
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated May 8, 1957 regarding recommendations from the recent survey.LetterA1708
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated May 1, 1957 regarding the annual inspection of the Chemung County Home Infirmary.LetterA1709
From P. J. Woloson to David S. Hurwitz dated March 19, 1957 regarding making the survey. Attached is a letter from David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated March 18, 1957 rescheduling an appointment.LetterA1710
From Peter J. Woloson to John H. Post, Commissioner of the Tompkins Co. Department of Public Welfare dated March 18, 1957 regarding a statistical analysis of the County Home. Attached is a letter from John H. Post to Peter J. Woloson dated March 4, 1957 requesting information.LetterA1711
From Peter J. Woloson to David S. Hurwitz dated February 18, 1957 regarding a proposed survey. Attached is are a letter from David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated February 11, 1957 requesting a meeting and a letter from P. J. Woloson to David S. Hurwitz dated February 1, 1957 regarding the new supervising nurse.A1712
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated February 4, 1957 regarding questions raised with regard to Infirmary patients.LetterA1713
From Ruby Brewin, Home Economist to Charles Adair dated September 4, 1958 requesting to schedule a visit of the home to evaluate the menus.LetterA1801
From Peter J. Woloson to Carl H. Scullin, Breesport Fire Chief dated October 8, 1958 regarding copies of floor plans for the County Home.LetterA1802
Phone message to Mr. Woloson dated June 12, 1958 regarding Fire Protection - County Home.MemoA1803
Typed note regarding a meeting. Attached are a letter from David S. Hurwitz to Mr. Woloson dated December 1, 1958 regarding recommendations from the annual inspection and a letter from David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated October 23, 1958 regarding the annual inspection.DocumentsA1804
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated December 18, 1958 regarding the implementation of new procedures.LetterA1805
Memo from P. J. Woloson dated March 20, 1958 regarding Rate Used in Claiming Federal Reimbursement. Attached is a letter from David M. Schneider to Peter J. Woloson dated March 17, 1958 regarding Federal Reimbursement Rates.DocumentsA1806
Letter from Joseph H. Louchheim, Department of Social Welfare to the Commissioners of Public Welfare dated January 15, 1958 regarding the operation of all institutions. Attached is a form entitled: Inventory of Nursing Homes, Incorporated Convalescent Homes, Homes for the Aged and Public Homes in New York State, 1958.DocumentsA1807
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated February 5, 1958 regarding the Inventory of Public Homes.LetterA1808
From David S. Hurwitz to Peter J. Woloson dated February 24, 1958 regarding Form WI-12, Public Home-Medical Record.LetterA1809
Chemung County Medical Manual, Public Home Infirmary Care Statement.MemoA1810
From P. J. Woloson to Tracy J. Bushnell dated September 23, 1958 regarding Repairs - County Home Infirmary.MemoA1811
Newspaper Article, no date, entitled: Elks Cheer County Home Folk.ArticleA1812
From P. J. Woloson to Tracy J. Bushnell dated March 6, 1958 requesting 20 gallons of paint.LetterA1813
Minutes from the Welfare Committee Meeting dated December 17, 1959.MinutesA1901
Rules for a game called Toss and Total.DocumentA1902
From George R. Gilbert, Director for the State Institution Farms Bureau, Department of Agriculture and Markets to Chester Hoyt dated December 23, 1959 regarding a report submitted September 15, 1959.LetterA1903
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