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Collection TitleCL 42 Banfield CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByDelaney Evans
Date Completed:April 2009
Date Updated:April 2009
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Grace Banfield in 1995.
Terms:Air pilots; Airports; Big Flats (N.Y.); Chemung County (N.Y.)

Glen S. Banfield - Glen Banfield was born in Elmira New York in 1908. He began a career as a pilot and soon owned and operated his own airport in 1936. He also owned a flying school called Flyers' Services with partner Lt. Ernest Vetter.  The two taught many men who would later become World War II pilots. After the war, Banfield closing his own airport and became the manager of the newly opened Chemung County Airport where he worked until his retirement in the 1980s.

Scope:The Banfield Collection contains Glenn Banfield's correspondence 1942 to 1991; documents pertaining to the Banfield Airport and flying school, ca. 1940s; administrative documents relating to the Chemung County Airport, 1947-1970; papers relating to the Banfield farm, ca. 1970s; and miscellaneous personal papers.   
Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1926-1994
AbstractThis collection contains pictures and documents concerning the life and career of Glenn S. Banfield.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Guest book for a Testimonial Dinner to Banfield and Kelly, Friday April 23, 1948.Book010001
Certificate presented to Glenn S. Banfield by Mohawk Airlines Tribe of the Iroquois February 18, 1955.Certificate010002
Photo of Marshall Goodwich, Earl Goodwich, Walter Hosey, Bill Stirch, Doug Neal, Joe Plaut, J. Seymore, G. Bottcher 1953. Photograph010101
Starr-Gazette January 29, 1986 Newspaper Clippings010201
Article on the Artic League providing Christmas to children for over 49 years, date unknown. Newspaper Clipping010202
Article on the Cooper rocker and the history behind the business that created the hand carved rocking chairs, date unknown.Newspaper Clipping010203
Elmira Today September 30, 1975.Newspaper Clippings010204
The effects of the weather, social structure, new fligths and airports, and editorials from various times and newspapers. Newspaper Clippings010205
Reporter, Weekly January 17-24, 1991.Newspaper010206
Star-Gazette January/March edition, 1991 Newspaper010207
Letter to Mr. Glen S. Banfield from Paul A. Schweizer concerning the completion of the major airports in Big Flats, May 2, 1994.Letter010301
Advertisement for the Schweizer Teal Amphibian airplane (2 copies). Advertisement 010302
Soaring September-October 1953 issue.Newsletter010303
Various identification cards for Glenn Stanley Banfield issued from 1947-1957. Identification Cards010401
Chemung County Airport business card belonging to Glenn S. Banfield, manager.Business Card010402
Various certificates confirming Glenn S. Banfield meeting various requirments to fly and teach flying lessons. Certificate 010403
Admiral of the Flagship Fleet membership card of Glenn S. Banfield (1950).Membership Card010404
Certificate confirming Glenn Banfield attened classes at the Elmira Evening School, March 22, 1973.Certificate 010405
Service Award presented to Glen S. Banfield by the Northeast Chapter of the Ameircan Association of Airport Executives, 25th Anniversary of the International Aviation Snow Symposium, April 21, 1991. Certificate 010406
Certificate of Community Service for Local 4-H Club Leadership presented to Glenn S. Banfield January 19, 1949.Certificate 010407
Diploma from General Aeronautics College presented to Glenn Banfield August 16, 1929.Diploma010408
Soil and Water Conservation plan for Sing Sing, Big Flats June 1971. Document010501
Aerial photograph of a farm concering the conservation plan, date unknown. Photograph010502
Aerial map for the Conservation Plan taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, date unknown.Photograph010503
Map of Glenn Banfield farm in the town of Big Flats, February 2, 1978. Map010504
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