Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital Records and Historical Collection. 1887-2010.


Summary Information

Repository
New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Title
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital Records and Historical Collection
ID
Coll. No. 435
Date [inclusive]
1887-2010
Extent
5.0 Cubic feet + 2 volumes + 4 oversize folders
Language
English
Funding Source
The arrangement and description of this collection were made possible in part by funding from the Bassett Healthcare Network.

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Administrative History

The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (MIBH) opened to the public in 1922 in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., named after a local physician. It is known for being an innovative rural hospital, in patient care, research, and education. It has been affiliated with the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons since 1947. As of 2012 MIBH, now referred to as the Bassett Medical Center, is part of the Bassett Healthcare Network, which includes facilities in eight central New York counties.

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Scope and Content Note

The records and historical collection of the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (MIBH) consists of materials, 1887-2010, selected by current and former staff members. It contains photographs predominantly, of staff members, the interiors and exteriors of buildings, and of various events. The photographic material includes negatives and slides, reprints from negatives, as well as photographs that were in exhibitions or other displays about the hospital, many still mounted. The collection also contains transcripts of interviews from an oral history project on the hospital by the Bassett History Committee; periodical publications of MIBH such as the
Cupola, the
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital Bulletin, and the
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital Quarterly; various materials about Mary Imogene Bassett; newspaper clippings and scrapbooks; and various other articles, correspondence, notes, and reports, by and about MIBH. Includes an audio CD and a DVD made from presentations about MIBH.

Arrangement is alphabetical with the exception of the oversize boxes and folders, box of negatives, and volumes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library

Special Collections
P.O. Box 800, Lake Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-1470

 

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Accession Numbers

NM-009.03, NM-004.04, NM-014.04, NM-4.2008

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Collection Inventory

435.1 – Box 1
435.1/1 Annual reports – loose pages (photocopies). 1940s-1990s.
435.1/2 Articles of Incorporation. 1922.
435.1/3 Bassett Clinic. Construction photographs. circa 1990.
435.1/4 Bassett Clinic. Dedication programs and New York State bond for construction of clinic. 1991-1992.
435.1/5 Bassett Clinic. Photographs and professional drawings. circa 1993.
435.1/6 “Bassett Healthcare: Renewing Itself While Preserving Tradition,” in
P & S. Winter 2000.
435.1/6A Bassett history and archives project. Memos, records retention policies, and news releases. 1986-2002.
435.1/7 Bassett History Committee. Oral History Project. 1997 (1 of 3).
435.1/8 Bassett History Committee. Oral History Project. 1997 (2 of 3).
435.1/9 Bassett History Committee. Oral History Project. 1997 (3 of 3).
435.1/10 Bassett History Committee. Oral History Project. Revision (incomplete). [1997?].
435.1/11 Bassett Hospital Annual payment plan (photocopies). 1930-1939.
435.1/12 Bassett House (formerly Otsego Mansion), 32 Fair St. Notes on history. undated.
435.1/13 Bassett, Mary A. and Wilson T. Obituaries, photograph of Bassett House in Mt. Vision, N.Y., and related correspondence. 1948-1999.
435.1/14 Bassett, Mary Imogene. Correspondence about her, articles, photographs, bills, and ephemera. 1888-2006, undated.
435.1/15 Bassett, Mary Imogene. “Dr. John Davis Presents: A History of Dr. Mary Imogene Bassett” (DVD). 2006.
435.1/16 Bassett, Mary Imogene. Exhibit labels for medical bag and photograph. undated.
435.1/17 Bassett, Mary Imogene. Medical certificate from the State of New York and related exhibit label. 1909, undated.
435.1/18 Bassett, Mary Imogene. Obituaries and related correspondence. 1922, 1989-1991.
435.1/19 Bassett, Mary Imogene. Photographs. undated.
435.1/19A Bassett Research Institute. Pamphlets, 1984-1988 Research Plan, memos, and clippings. 1967-2001.
435.1/19B Bassett Research Institute. Photographs. circa 1958-1995.
435.1/20 Bassett Works. 2002, 2005-2007.
435.1/21 Bassett Works. 2007-2010.
435.1/22 Bills — patient. 1956.
435.1/23 Carnegie Commission report citing Bassett Hospital. 1970.
435.1/24 Clark family. Articles and “An Appreciation of the Leadership of Stephen Carlton Clark.” 1889-1992, undated.
435.1/25 Cooperstown Graduate Program. Langdon Wright research paper on Bassett Hospital. 1997.
435.1/26 The
Cupola: the Bulletin of the Medical Alumni Association of the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. 1999-2009.
435.1/27 Dedicatory exercises program and invitation; and sermon in memory of Mary Imogene Bassett. 1922, 1953.
435.1/28 Department of Surgery, Twenty-Six Year Report, 1930-1956 (Supplement to the Annual Report…). 1956.
435.1/29 Employment agreement between Francis F. Harrison, M.D. and the hospital. 1928.
435.1/30 For You, Our Patient. 1964.
435.1/31 Goodwin, Mary, M.D. “The Patient and His Problems in Medical Care.” 1957.
435.1/32 Healthy Decisions and
Heart Care Update publications. 2005.
435.1/33 Historical exhibit. 1991-1996.
435.1/34 History — negatives and slides. 1916-1996.
435.1/35 History of Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. Articles, correspondence, notes, brochures, and timelines. 1953-2000 (1 of 3).

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435.2 – Box 2
435.2/1 History of Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. Articles, correspondence, notes, brochures, and timelines. 1953-2000 (2 of 3).
435.2/2 History of Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. Articles, correspondence, notes, brochures, and timelines. 1953-2000 (3 of 3).
435.2/3 Knickerbocker Press article about the hospital. January 1, 1928.
435.2/4 Mackenzie, George, M.D. Family tree, article, plaque, and letter about him (photocopies). 1946-1995.
435.2/5 Manual for House Officers and Students (2 editions). 1947, 1958.
435.2/6 The
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (2 copies). 1930.
435.2/7 The
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital Bulletin. 1966.
435.2/8 The
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital Quarterly. 1961-1964.
435.2/9 Newspaper clippings. 1928-1940.
435.2/10 Newspaper clippings — local papers. 1953-1969.
435.2/11 Newspaper clippings — local papers. 1970-1972.
435.2/12 Newspaper clippings — local papers. 1973-1981.
435.2/13 Newspaper clippings — O’Connor Hospital in Delhi. 1998.
435.2/14 Olson, Stephen, M.D. “The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital and a Legacy of Rural Surgery.” Audio CD and copies of presentation slides. 2004.
435.2/15 Papers published in medical journals. 1942-1959.
435.2/16 Photograph album — Elk Street Office Building. Photos of catered event and of exhibit on the history of the Elk Street Stable, with program. 1982.
435.2/17 Photographs. circa 1962-1974.
435.2/18 Photographs. Administration. circa 1965-1984.
435.2/19 Photographs. Ambulances. circa 1948-1968.
435.2/20 Photographs and newspaper clipping about the construction of Bassett Hospital. 1918, undated.
435.2/21 Photographs. Bassett physician alumni at large. 2000-2006.
435.2/22 Photographs. Board of Trustees. circa 1964-1987.
435.2/23 Photographs. Buildings. circa 1955-1998.
435.2/24 Photographs. Clinical lab. circa 1955-1975.
435.2/25 Photographs. Color — individually mounted for display. 1990? (1 of 4).
435.2/26 Photographs. Color — individually mounted for display. 1990? (2 of 4).
435.2/27 Photographs. Color — individually mounted for display. 1990? (3 of 4).
435.2/28 Photographs. Color — individually mounted for display. 1990? (4 of 4).
435.2/29 Photographs. Dietary Dept. — cafeteria / holiday events. circa 1965-1985.

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435.3 – Box 3
435.3/1 Photographs. Disaster drill. circa late 1960s.
435.3/2 Photographs. Equipment — demos of new hospital equipment. circa 1970.
435.3/3 Photographs. Events — officials, M.D.s, and others. 1960s-1980s.
435.3/4 Photographs. House and senior staff — group photos. 1960-1969.
435.3/5 Photographs. House staff — group photos. 1970-1982.
435.3/6 Photographs. Medical education activities. 1958-2002.
435.3/7 Photographs. Medical records and finance depts. circa 1970.
435.3/8 Photographs. New hospital. circa 1970.
435.3/9 Photographs. New hospital construction. 1967-1970.
435.3/10 Photographs. New hospital construction — ground breaking ceremony. 1967.
435.3/11 Photographs. Nursing Dept. circa 1940-1975.
435.3/12 Photographs. Operating rooms / “central supply.” circa 1970.
435.3/13 Photographs. Patient care. circa 1960s-1970s.
435.3/14 Photographs. Personnel — various. circa 1960-1970.
435.3/15 Photographs. Pharmacy. circa 1970.
435.3/16 Photographs. Physical Therapy Dept. and Respiratory Therapy Dept. circa 1960-1985.
435.3/17 Photographs. Physician staff — group photos. 1937-1949.
435.3/18 Photographs. Physician staff — group photos. 1950-1959.
435.3/19 Photographs. Physicians and others. circa 1980-1999.
435.3/20 Photographs. Physicians and others — group photos. 2000-2009.
435.3/21 Photographs. Physicians and others — portraits. circa 1960-1975.
435.3/22 Photographs. Regional clinics — Edmeston. circa 1970s.
435.3/23 Photographs. Research. circa 1955-1975.
435.3/24 Photographs. Resident staff (house staff) — portraits. 1953-1971.
435.3/25 Photographs. Reunion at Hotel Otesaga. September 2003.
435.3/26 Photographs. Senior professional staff — portraits. circa 1940-1969.
435.3/27 Photographs. Senior staff and others. 1960-1979.
435.3/28 Photographs. Thanksgiving Hospital and other early photos. circa 1910-1940.
435.3/29 Photographs.
Utica Observer Dispatch items — operating room and fundraising run; and Cooperstown Art Association Bassett Hospital exhibit. circa 1992.
435.3/30 Photographs. Volunteer services. circa 1962-1970.
435.3/31 Photographs. X-ray Dept. circa 1958-1971.
435.3/32 “The Purposes and Regulations of the Bassett Hospital Guild” and
New York State Nurse, Vol. 24, no. 3 (March 1952). [1930], 1952.
435.3/33 Real estate / blueprints. 1983.
435.3/34 Report on administrative reorganization and supportive documents. 1980.
435.3/35 Savadove, Robert F., M.D.
An Intern’s View. 1968.
435.3/36 Slides (35 mm.). Bassett Hall history – orphanage. undated.
435.3/37 Slides (35 mm.). Events, Bassett people, outdoor scenes, and art exhibit. 1987, 1992.
435.3/38 Slides (35 mm.). Farm scenes / NYCAMH / Annual Report. 1987.
435.3/39 Survey of the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital by Anthony J.J. Rourke, hospital consultant. 1966.
435.3/40 Thanksgiving Hospital. Invoice (copy) and unaddressed postcard. 1907, 1911.
435.3/41 Thomas, E. Donnall, M.D. Bassett’s Nobel Prize winner. circa 1965-2005.
435.3/42 Time Magazine article — “Mini Medical Center” — and related photographs. 1971.

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435.4 – Box 4 – Negatives. 1950-1972.

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435.5 – Box 5 – Oversize flat box. “Bassett: Building for the Future.” Display boards with color photographs and text. 1982.

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435.6 – Box 6 – Oversize flat box. Photographs. Historical display — mounted on boards. Original items were dated 1885-1983.

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435.7 – Box 7 – Legal size.
435.7/1 Blueprints / floor plans of the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (copy). [1947?].
435.7/2 Oneonta Star. Supplement on the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital (2 copies). May 29, 1970.
435.7/3 Photographs. Resident staff. 1982-2004.

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Volumes
435.v1 Scrapbook — mostly newspaper clippings. 1913-1947.
435.v2 Scrapbook — mostly newspaper clippings. 1961-1967.

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Oversize folders
435.01 Bassett, Mary Imogene. Medical degree from the Woman’s College of Pennsylvania. 1887.
435.02 National Hospital Week exhibit — display boards. 1982.
435.03 Photographs. Enlarged prints of scenes outside of hospital buildings (2). undated.
435.04 Photographs. Hospital scenes — mounted display. [1982 exhibit?].

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