Edward Ostrander Papers,1967-1977

Collection Number: 23-16-3259

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Edward Ostrander papers, 1967-1977.
Collection Number:
23-16-3259.
Creator:
Edward Ostrander.
Quantity:
4.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Bibliographies, site study proposals and reports, correspondence, clippings, articles, transcripts, memos, training materials, notes, photographic contact sheets, negatives.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Abstract:
Documents Ostrander's study of architecture and planning in senior housing and its effect on the aged.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor in the Dept. of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, publications, reports and subject files relating to Ostrander's work in gerontology and nursing homes, particularly the New York State Veterans' Home in Oxford.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Ostrander, Edward.
Cornell University--Faculty.
New York State College of Human Ecology. Dept. of Design and Environmental Analysis.
New York State Veterans' Home (Oxford, N.Y.).

Subjects:
Nursing homes--New York (State)--Planning.
Architecture and the aged.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Edward Ostrander papers, #23-16-3259. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Gerontology Project: Six Site Study
Box 1, Folders 1-14
Box 1, Folders 15-30
Box 1, Folders 31-42
Series II. New Nursing Home Conference Box 1, Folders 43-48
Series III. Gerontology Project 103 Box 2, Folders 1-13
Series IV. Oxford Veterans' Home Boxes 3, 4
Series V. Publications Box 5

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Undated References - Bibliographies
Before 1971
Box 1 Folder 2
Background - Bibliography - Steidl
1970
Box 1 Folder 3
Organizing Phase
November 1969-January 1970
Box 1 Folder 4
College fund seeking
1970
Box 1 Folder 5
Locations, stat summary sheets, BEH maps, transcripts, sample maps, symbol sheet
Box 1 Folder 6
Isabella Home Proposal - correspondence, site visit notes, background booklets,
1970
Box 1 Folder 7
Isabella Home - Background forms, observation data research maps
1970
Box 1 Folder 8
Isabella Home Report: A case study - The Role of the Near Environment in Mediating Social Interaction in the Infirmary of a Geriatric Center
1971
Box 1 Folder 9
Working Proposal - An Evaluation of the Relationship of the Physical Environment and the Aging Patient/Resident in the Long Term Care Setting
1970
Box 1 Folder 10
Gerontology Newsletter
March-October 1970
Box 1 Folder 11
Potential Research/Design Report - by Van Alstyne
1970
Box 1 Folder 12
Local senior housing clippings
1969-1970
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence, memos, minutes, proposals
January-April 1970
Box 1 Folder 14
Talk by Otto Fuchs for the seminar series An Environment for the Aging
1970
Box 1 Folder 15
Workshop: "Housing for the Elderly: The Relationship of Environment to the Health and Well-Being of Older Persons"
1971
Box 1 Folder 16
Proposals - An Evaluation of an Exiting Environmental Interface with the Aging Person in a Rural Setting
1971-1974
Box 1 Folder 17
Problem Comments and design solutions for all 6 sites - furniture, etc.
1971
Box 1 Folder 18
Ergonomics bibliography - Steidl and Nelson,
1971
Box 1 Folder 19
Student researchers training materials for 6 site study - prelim field practice
1971
Box 1 Folder 20
Student researchers formal training session - schedule, script forms, site list, etc.
1971
Box 1 Folder 21
Confidential site reports - PECIIS pages,
1971
Box 1 Folder 22
Memos concerning the study
1971
Box 1 Folder 23
Prelim-First visit - 02- Chenango Bridge data sheets
1971
Box 1 Folder 24
Background info - 03 - Cortland
1971
Box 1 Folder 25
Director's philosophy and background data sheets - 04- El Cor Nursing Home
1971
Box 1 Folder 26
Prelim visit forms - 05 - Riverview Manor
1971
Box 1 Folder 27
Prelim visit - 06 - St. Camillus
1971
Box 1 Folder 28
Prelim visit - Director's Philosophy - first visit - 07 - Steuben Co. Infirmary
1971
Box 1 Folder 29
Background data - first visit - 08 - Tompkins County Home
1971
Box 1 Folder 30
Project Explanation
1971
Box 1 Folder 31
Memos on behavior mapping report, project report
1972
Box 1 Folder 32
Ellis Hollow/Groff Association - local activism
1972
Box 1 Folder 33
Bethany Retirement Center
1972
Box 1 Folder 34
Bethany Home - Horseheads
1972-1973
Box 1 Folder 35
Burke Rehabilitation Center - correspondence and literature
1972-1973
Box 1 Folder 36
Film proposal - resident options
1973
Box 1 Folder 37
Transcriptions for the Housing Projects Series
Box 1 Folder 38
Gerontology issues, background reading lists and memos
1973
Box 1 Folder 39
Ithacare Center brochures
Box 1 Folder 40
Speaker in the 406 Visiting Speaker Program - Robert Kastenbaum
Box 1 Folder 41
Grant proposal from College Special Projects Fund - with Ithacare and Bethany Retirement Home in Horseheads
1975
Box 1 Folder 42
Searching for Gerontology Funding
1977
Box 1 Folder 43
Proceedings
1973
Box 1 Folder 44
Jaes Tunney's talk
1972
Box 1 Folder 45
Ed Nokes' talk - Architect
Box 1 Folder 46
Arpie Shelton's talk - Isabella Home NYC -Director
Box 1 Folder 47
Post conference mailings
1972
Box 1 Folder 48
Selected Readings for In-Depth Week - Understanding the Aging Individual in the Physical and Social Environment
Box 2 Folder 1
Data sheets, summary data
Box 2 Folder 2
General material
Box 2 Folder 3
Contact sheets and negatives
Box 2 Folder 4
Work prior to New Nursing Home Conference and reports,
1970-1972
Box 2 Folder 5
Literature review forms, bibliography report
Box 2 Folder 6
Summer data sheets
Box 2 Folder 7
Facility 01 and 08
Box 2 Folder 8
Six site study facility 02
Box 2 Folder 9
Six site study facility 03
Box 2 Folder 10
Six site study facility 04
Box 2 Folder 11
Six site study facility 05
Box 2 Folder 12
Six site study facility 06
Box 2 Folder 13
Six site study facility 07
Box 3 Folder 1
Oxford Veteran's Home Proposal
November 1973-August 1974
Box 3 Folder 2
Budgets/Financial notes
1974
Box 3 Folder 3
Annual Reports - Dorm Authority NYS
1971-1974
Box 3 Folder 4
Architectural Firm Selections,
1973
Box 3 Folder 5
Post-visit notes
1973
Box 3 Folder 6
Correspondence
1973-1974
Box 3 Folder 7
Physical background data: residents
1974
Box 3 Folder 8
Staff Interview
1973-1974
Box 3 Folder 9
Staff job descriptions
Box 3 Folder 10
Correspondence
1973
Box 3 Folder 11
TAC/Health D/DEA/Oxf meeting transcripts, notes
1973-1974
Box 3 Folder 12
TAC/et al meeting transcripts
1973-1974
Box 3 Folder 13
Correspondence, notes, etc.
1974
Box 3 Folder 14
Correspondence, notes, etc.
1974
Box 3 Folder 15
Tape inventory, meeting chronology
1973-1974
Box 3 Folder 16
Correspondence, meeting notes
January-May 1974
Box 3 Folder 17
L. Snyder - progress reports
1974
Box 3 Folder 18
L. Nahemow, consultant correspondence
Box 3 Folder 19
Oxford Publicity
1974
Box 3 Folder 20
Oxford Main Report Copy - edited
Box 3 Folder 21
Oxford report original copy for February 4, 1974 first ½
1974
Box 3 Folder 22
Oxford report original copy for February 4, 1974 2nd ½
1974
Box 3 Folder 23
Oxford Post Occupancy Proposal items
1977
Box 3 Folder 24
Oxford Signed Resident Consent Forms
1977
Box 3 Folder 25
Photos, contact prints - people and site
Box 4 Folder 1
History - Jack Smith's chronology notes
Box 4 Folder 2
History - Jack Smith's notes
Box 4 Folder 3
History - Jack Smith's interviews
Box 4 Folder 4
Correspondence, notes
1975
Box 4 Folder 5
Women's Relief Corp. Home Booklet 1907
Box 4 Folder 6
Typescripts from Norelco and meeting scripts
Box 4 Folder 7
Oxford Project staff travel requests
Box 4 Folder 8
B.R. Cornell The Men at Oxford student reports
Box 4 Folder 9
TAC Preliminary Activity Program
1973
Box 4 Folder 10
Nahemow Report: Attitude Change with Institutionalization of the Aged
1967
Box 4 Folder 11
Progressive Architecture
1975
Box 4 Folder 12
Binghamton SUNY Report: Relocation Profile of Oxford Residents
1979
Box 4 Folder 13
Health Facilities Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York
1969
Box 4 Folder 14
Oxford - Town and Village Comprehensive Master Plans
May 1969-February 1970
Box 4 Folder 15
Oxford Resident List and Staff list
1973-1977
Box 4 Folder 16
Oxford - Relocation project forms - D. Slover
Box 4 Folder 17
Relocation info - Geon Pastalan
Box 4 Folder 18
Oxford Home - Report of fire safety survey
1972
Box 4 Folder 19
Paper - System for Design of Typical Geriatric Facility Bedroom by Robert Steinbugler
1972
Box 4 Folder 20
Oxford Proposal
1973
Box 4 Folder 21
Correspondence re: Oxford Home
1973
Box 4 Folder 22
Correspondence re: Oxford Home
1973
Box 4 Folder 23
Training Material - Oxford Home
1973
Box 4 Folder 24
Activity Forms - Oxford
1973
Box 4 Folder 24
Agreement w/Dormitory Authority re: Oxford Home
1973
Box 4 Folder 25
Health Facilities Directory
1973
Box 4 Folder 26
Interview Data (residents ) Oxford Home
1973 and 1974
Box 4 Folder 27
Oxford - Interim Report
1974
Box 4 Folder 28
Reports - Oxford Home
1974
Box 4 Folder 29
Memos and correspondence re: Oxford Home
1974
Box 4 Folder 30
Memos and correspondence re: Oxford Home
1974
Box 4 Folder 31
Oxford Newspaper
1973 and 1975
Box 5
Papers and reports by the major contributors to the Gerontology Project: Steidl, Ostrander, Koncelik and Synder,
early 1970s
Box 5
Journal articles, reports, and other resource material from gerontology writers/researchers used as background info for the Gerontology Project