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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
Blueprint for the airport, detailing how and where each hanger would be built July 27, 1969. Blueprint010605
Letter to Glenn S. Banfield from William E. Johnson concerning Mr. Banfield's resignation as Airport Manager, February 4, 1970.Letter010606
Letter to J. Arthur Kieffer from Glenn S. Banfield concerning matters that need to be brought up with the building Superintendent, April 16, 1969.Letter010607
(4) Commemorative first day issue envelopes dating from 1965 to 1969.Envelopes010608
Letter to Glenn S. Banfield from T.F. Green State Aiport in response to Banfield's Christmas letter, December 30, 1969.Letter010609
Aerial photo of the airport runway, date unknown. Photograph010610
Business card for Glenn S. Banfield, manager for the Chemung County Airport. Business card010611
Postcards of the Chemung County Airport, 3 copies, date unknown.Postcard010612
Unused invoice forms for Flyers' Service, date unknown. Invoice010701
Multiple (45) invoices charged to Glenn S. Banfield by "Elaerco" Elmira Aeronautical Corporation, 1958-1970.Invoice010702
Appraisal of premises located at & known as: N/W Cor. New York State Route 17 & county road no. 35 (also known as Chambers Road) town of Big Flats county of Chemung State of New York. Reputed Owners: Stewart D. Knowlton & Malcolm G. Hunter. Bennett H.K. Corporation (lessee), Bennett North Development Co., Inc. (lessee), fee owner, Anna S. Bennett. 1968. Booklet010801
United Air Atlas map (2 copies) detailing the routes of United airplanes and a list of cities and states that United airplanes traveled too, date unknown. Map010802
Highway department map of Chemung County New York, 1964. Map010803
Magazine - Air Facts: September 1939; May-September 1940; November-Decmber 1940; May 1941. Magazine020001
G. Banfield's account book with A. Baumann & Son grocer, 1938-1939.Ledger020002
Booklet - Department of Commerce Aeronautics Branch, Air Commerce Regulations, 1928.Booklet020003
Booklet - List of Regular Lodges Masonic, 1942. Booklet020004
Booklet - Aircraft Mechanic's Pocket Manual, by Joseph A. Ashkouti, 1942. Booklet020005
Listings of U.S. Teminal Airports and Managers, State Commissions, Aeronautic Boards, Airport Commissions and Departments commissioned by the American Association of Airport Executives; 1995. Booklet020006
Book - Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports by the Office of Airports, January 1948. Book020007
Various books (7) concerning Free Mason's and ideas and history concerning the group, 1927. Booklet020007
Book - Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports by the Federal Aviation Agency, June 1959.Book020008
Yearbook for the Elmira Free Academy, 1926.Book020009
War Ration Book (3 books) issued to Glenn S. Banfield, date unknown. Document020101
Booklet - Bob Considine leaves Europe behind...and gets a peek at the future, 1945. Booklet020201
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