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Collection TitleCL 59 Helen DeLoff O’Connor CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:6/03/2008

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library in 2008 by John Baker.


Elmira (N.Y.); Hospitals, Gynecologic and obstetric; Hospitals, Proprietary; Hospital records; Medical care; Nurses

Historical:Helen DeLoff O'Connor-Helen DeLoff came to Elmira in 1891 and worked as a nurse.  On February 27, 1906, she married James O'Connor, a lawyer with the Elmira law firm O'Connor & Murtaugh.  In 1907, they purchased a building at 360 Columbia Street, and, in 1912, Mrs. O'Connor opened the O'Connor Private Hospital at that location.  The O'Connor Private Hospital served as a rehabilitation center and maternity hospital for the community.  It was also a licensed boarding house for children whose parents were temporarily unable to care for them.  The Hospital closed in 1930, but the O'Connor family continued to live at the 360 Columbia Street property until it was sold by the couple's son James Jr. in 1981. 
Scope:The Helen DeLoff O'Connor Collection contains personal items relating to the O'Connor family as well as material relating to the O'Connor Private Hospital.  The bulk of the collection consists of hospital charts, ranging in date from 1904 to 1926, which include patient histories as well as records of births.  The collection also contains Mrs. O'Connor's financial records from 1898 to 1931, including bank statements, check books, and cancelled checks.  Also included within the collection are Mrs. O'Connor's personal correspondence, receipts and various miscellaneous documents.   
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1896-1978
AbstractThis collection contains personal material relating to Helen DeLoff O'Connor as well as material relating to the O'Connor Private Hospital.

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Hospital chart for Mrs. Elmo Duhl. Hospital Chart010501
Hospital chart for Mrs. Edminster.Hospital Chart010502
Hospital chart for Mrs. James Falsey.Hospital Chart010503
Hospital chart for Alfred Lewis Fife. (2 pages)Hospital chart010504
Hospital chart for Mrs. Fanning.Hospital Chart010505
Hospital chart for Miss Nellie Ford. (2 pages)Hospital Chart010506
Hospital chart for Mrs. J.W. Greene.Hospital Chart010507
Hospital chart for Mr. Grimm.Hospital Chart010507
Hospital chart for Mrs. H.B. Harding. Hospital Chart010601
Hospital chart for Mrs. Patrick Honan. Hospital Chart010602
Hospital chart for Mrs. J.B. Howe. (5 pages)Hospital Chart010603
Hospital chart for Miss Estelle Johnston. (3 pages)Hospital Chart010604
Hospital chart for Jack Keith.Hospital Chart010605
Hospital chart for Prat Kirkendall.Hospital Chart010606
Hospital chart for Ethel Kristof. (3 pages)Hospital Chart010607
Hospital chart for William Lehman. (2 pages)Hospital Chart010608
Hospital chart for J.S. Mapes.Hospital Chart010701
Hospital chart for Mrs. Harry Matt.Hospital Chart010702
Hospital chart for Steve McConnell. (2 pages)Hospital Chart010703
Hospital chart for James C. McKean.Hospital Chart010704
Hospital chart for Les Meddough. Hospital Chart010705
Hospital chart for O.G. Meeker. (6 pages)Hospital Chart010706
Hospital chart for Mrs. Metzger.Hospital Chart010707
Hospital chart for Mr. Charles Muenzen. (5 pages)Hospital Chart010708
Hospital chart for Mrs. Charles Muenzen. (4 pages)Hospital Chart010709
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