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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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Business card for the St. Regis private home for the sick, 360 Columbia Street. (5 copies)Trade Card010101
Business card for the O'Connor Private Hospital, 360 Columbia St. (Multiple copies)Trade Card010102
Colonic Irrigations or Internal Baths. Booklet0102
Hospital chart for C.J. Able. Hospital Chart010301
Hospital chart for Mrs. Andrews. (3 pages)Hospital Chart010302
Hospital chart for Mrs. Walter L. Babcock. Hospital Chart010303
Hospital chart for Marjorie Baldwin. (2 pages)Hospital Charts010304
Hospital chart for Mrs. Baldwin. Hospital Chart010305
Hospital chart for Mrs. Abe Baltimore. Hospital Chart010306
Hospital chart for Mrs. Berlin. (4 pages)Hospital Chart010307
Hospital chart for Arthur Benjamin. (5 pages)Hospital Chart010308
Hospital chart for Miss Berry. Hospital Chart010309
Hospital chart for Mrs. Josephine Brown. (3 pages)Hospital Chart010310
Hospital chart for Mrs. S.B. Brown. Hospital Chart010311
Hospital chart for Mrs. Burr. (2 pages)Hospital Chart010312
Hospital chart for J.J. Caffee. Hospital Chart010401
Hospital chart for Miss Marian Caleski.Hospital Chart010402
Hospital chart for Mrs. Edwin F. Call.Hospital Chart010403
Hospital chart for Gaestano Castralla. (2 pages)Hospital Chart010404
Hospital chart for Mary Castralla.Hospital Chart010405
Hospital chart for Mrs. George Church. (14 pages)Hospital Chart010406
Hospital chart for Frank Connelly. (2 pages)Hospital Chart010407
Hospital chart for Ellen G. Conrad. Hospital Chart010408
Hospital chart for Katherine Cornell. (3 pages)Hospital Chart010409
Hospital chart for William Cornell.Hospital Chart010410
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