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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 Margaret Muenzen. (3 pages)Hospital Chart010710
Hospital chart for Mrs. W.H. Norton. (6 pages)Hospital Chart010711
Hospital chart for Velma E. Parter.Hospital Chart010801
Hospital chart for Mr. H.R. Pride.Hospital Chart010802
Hospital chart for Jane Rader.Hospital Chart010803
Hospital chart for Mrs. Relyea. (2 pages)Hospital Chart010804
Hospital chart for Mrs. Frank Ridall.Hospital Chart010805
Hospital chart for Mrs. Grant Roblyer nee Dora Howe.Hospital Chart010806
Hospital chart for Katherine Rowan. (2 pages)Hospital Chart010807
Hospital chart for Micheal Ryan. (2 pages)Hospital Chart010808
Hospital chart for Mrs. Sadler.Hospital Chart010901
Hospital chart for Miss Seeley.Hospital Chart010902
Hospital chart for Mrs. Foster Smith. (8 pages)Hospital Chart010903
Hospital chart for H.L. Stowe. (2 pages)Hospital Chart010904
Hospital chart for Mrs. Charles Strauss.Hospital Chart010905
Hospital chart for Miss Tierney. (6 pages)Hospital Chart010906
Hospital chart for Margaret Valley.Hospital Chart011001
Hospital chart for Mr. William Walsh. Hospital Chart011002
Hospital chart for Leland Weaver. (7 pages)Hospital Chart011003
Hospital chart for John T. Willis. (3 pages)Hospital Chart011004
Hospital chart for Mrs. Augusta Wood. (3 pages)Hospital Chart011005
Hospital chart for Mr. H.W. Young. (4 pages)Hospital Chart011006
Temperature graphs, patients unknown. (3 pages)Graphs011101
Hospital charts, patients unknown. (12 pages)Hospital Charts011102
Notes on children boarders from 1922 to 1929 including: Gloria Billings; Marian Cady; Frances Cotton; Maureen Davis; Lugi Giamerri; Helen Gould; Harry & Robert Hall; Bruce & Paul Hildreth; Robert Hunt; Donald Keith; Robert Lloyd; Jack McDowell; Jack Novak; Muriel Rose, Robert Saltzman; Ray Smith; Charles Squire; Pearl Vanderpool; Charles Williams. Document011201
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