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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
AARP Additional Coverage Form for insurance sent to Ethyle Banfield August 8, 1975.Document010505
Aerial map of land owned by Glenn Banfield for the Conservation Plan, date unknown. Photograph010506
Map of the Glenn Banfield farm in Big Flats taken April 1959.Map010507
Legal document allowing cost-sharing and work on different land segments owned by Glenn Banfield, accompanied with a map to indicate where improvments may be made (March 20, 1962).Document010508
Specification sheet from U.S. Department of Agriculture for the use of Lime on land (2 copies) unknown date. Document010509
Partial map of Glenn Banfield land in Chemung county Big Flats (2 copies), date unknown. Map010510
Various notes on scraps of papers.Notes010511
Sale to Glenn Banfield from Elmira Aeronautical Corporation, May 29, 1958.Receipt 010512
Document concerning Allis-Chalmers Combine with Allis-Chambers model CA engine, December 11, 1955.Document010513
Document concerning Allis-Chalmers Combine powered with Allis-Chalmers type CA engine, April 19, 1954.Document010513
Legal document refund application from the Department of Taxation and Finance in New York, date unknown. Document010514
Building plans and permit apllications for Glenn Banfield to build on his land, date unknown. Document010515
Specification sheet detailing how and when seedbed, fertilizer,and lime should be added to approved land, date unknown. Document010516
Authorization to furnish a specified land with conservation materials and services, belonging to Glenn Banfineld 1962 (2 sheets.)Document010518
Application for payment for conservation services approved by the govnerment, Glenn Banfield June 30, 1963. Document010519
Map of farmland owned by Glenn Banfield, April 1959.Map010520
Cost-sharing agreement between the governemnt and Glenn Banfield approval and rules, 1963.Document010521
Images of Cobleskill.Photograph010522
Two (2) photos of a house, taken in 1940. Owner unknown. Photographs010523
Five (5) maps of farmland owned by Glenn Banfield, April 1959.Maps010524
Glenn Banfield Pole Load Center plans by the New York State Electric & Gas Corp. September 1, 1955.Document010526
Invitation from Elmira/Corning Regional Airport for the dedication of the New Airport Terminal to Glenn S. Banfield January 17, 1991.Invitation 010601
Letter to Glenn Banfield from John A. Flory, chairman of the Chemung County Legislature, concerning an invitation to a dedication in honor of Mr. J. Anson Saunders, July 25, 1983. Letter010602
Clip with the "Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, Chemung Coutry, December 7, 1950. Motion to Amend Resolution 239 by Mr. Robinson.Document010603
Letter to Mr. Bela C. Tifft from Glenn S. Banfield concerning employment as Assistant Airport Manager, February 10, 1947.Letter010604
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