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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Booklet - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, "100 Years of Quality Care", prepared by Thomas E. Byrne in 1988-91, for the medical staff.BookletF0101
Annual Reports - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital Annual Reports for the following years: 1889, 1890, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1903, 1904, 1914, 1915, 1933, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1994, 1995.Annual ReportsF0201
Program - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. Laying of the Corner-stone of the New Building on September 14, 1926, at 4:00 P.M. Lists the Order of Exercises, Medical and Surgical Staff and the Board of Managers.ProgramF0301
Pamphlet - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. Opening of the New Pavilion of the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, New York, on February 20-21, 1928.PamphletF0302
Invitation - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. The Board of Managers of the Hospital requests the company of Mr. E. Everett Buchanan, Jr. as their guest at a dinner to hear Dr, Morris Fishbein speak and hear a report on the Stewardship of the Board of Managers and to learn future plans, on January 17, 1952 at the Armory, Elmira, New York at 6:30 P.M. Also included is a response card regarding acceptance.InvitationF0303
Pamphlet - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, dedication of the New Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, New York, on Friday, 11:00 A.M., October 28, 1955.PamphletF0304
Bill - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, copy for Dr. Booth, F.H. Johnston's Bill, April 20, 1926, for work on the Nurses Home, totalling $81,916.94.BillF0401
Bill - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, for the cost of furnishing private rooms, December 14, 1927. 1) Cost of furnishing room with two windows, $525.00 2) Cost of furnishing room with one window, $495.00 3) Cost of furnishing 12 bed ward, $2800.00 4) Cost of one adults ward bed furnishings, $235.00 5) Cost of furnishing one four bed ward on childrens floor, $720.00.BillF0402
Bills - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, for patient Mrs. Lulu Harrington, Big Flats, New York. 1) April 4, 1928, totaling $83.50, with a payment made on March 24, 1928, in the amount of $40.00. 2) October 16, 1939, totaling $412.84. 3) An envelope addressed to Mr. Charles T. Harrington, November 6, 1939, in which bill was enclosed.BillsF0403
Document - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Lady Visitors for 1904. A list of ladies visiting from March - February.DocumentF0501
By-Laws - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, adopted June 20, 1917 and in effect July 1, 1917.By-LawsF0502
Documents - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, 1927, a list of people entitled to Memorials in the New Hospital Building; Memorial Endowed Beds; the Ogden Hall Construction History; a list of Endowments, Bequests, Gifts, etc., (1952); Caroline M. Prutsman Memorial Fund; Alumnae Association Fund; Dr. and Mrs. F.E. Woodhouse; Debora Clapp Memorial Fund.DocumentsF0503
Annual Report - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Forty-Third Year. Lists outstanding events in the history of the Hospital from 1887 - 1924. Annual ReportF0504
Letter - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. To the Board of Managers of the Hospital, from Robert T. Jones, Assistant to the Administrator, January 31, 1952, discussing the current status of the Building Fund.LetterF0505
By-Laws - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, May 1, 1953. By-LawsF0506
Document - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, February 15, 1954, showing a list of people who received Plaques, and why. It also gives the size of the Plaques.DocumentF0507
Document - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, listing questions and the answers conducted on a talk show on WENY, August 27, 1954. Interviewer was Edna Bartlett.DocumentF0508
Document - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, listing the number of beds available from 1888 - 1954. It also shows the Matrons, Superintendents and Administrators during that time period.DocumentF0509
Document - Arnot- Ogden Memorial Hospital, January 1, 1960, written by E. Everett Buchanan, Jr. it gives a brief historical sketch of Elmira's first general hospital.DocumentF0510
Document - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. A listing of the Board of Managers since Organization founded, 1888 - 1963. It shows Years of Membership and Office Held.DocumentF0511
Notes - Giving "A history of the hospital bed", written in 1958, from the journal, "Hospitals". Also tells of first hospitals in Cortez, Mexico City, 1524; Quebec, Canada, 1639; New York City, 1658; Philadelphia, 1751.NotesF0512
Notes - Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, compiled by E. Everett Buchanan, Jr. Giving events leading up to its founding and growth. Also gives a brief history of Arnot's School of Nursing..NotesF0513
Invitations - Arnot-Odgen Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Commencement: March 28, 1928; September 5, 1968.InvitationsG0101
Programs - Arnot-Odgen Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Commencement: February 10, 1926; February 2, 1927; March 26, 1931; March 24, 1932; March 16, 1933; March 22, 1934; April 1, 1937; June 16, 1938; June 9, 1943; September 5, 1968.ProgramsG0102
Booklets - Arnot-Odgen Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Student Handbooks: 1941-1942; 1953-1954; 1957-1958. BookletsG0103
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