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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
Booklet - Max Cook selects worlds' 10 biggest post-war avaition centers, ca. 1945. Booklet020203
Newsletter - Cornell Extension Bulletin: The New York Agricultural Outlook, January 1946.Newsletter020204
Newsletter - Cornell Extension Bulletin: List of Publications Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station and New York State Colleges of Agriculture and Home Economics, January 1946. Newsletter020205
Letter from the United States Department of Agriiculture Agricultural Adjustment Agency to a farmer qualified for help under the 1944 Program encouraging the farmer to order their lime before supplies run out, October 26, 1943.Letter020206
Letter from the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultral Adjustment Administration to Glenn S. Banfield providing him with forms to fill out to recieve help from the government, December 7, 1943. Letter020207
Inter-office memorandum in Curtiss-Wright Corporation Airplane Division to Mr. N. L. Kearney from Glenn S. Banfield regarding Banfield's promotion, Novemeber 2, 1943.Memorandum020208
Inter-office memorandum in the Curtiss-Wright Corporation Airplane Division to Mr. N. L. Kearrney from Glenn S. Banfield. Mr. Banfield is settling accounts with the cashier, December 17, 1943.Memorandum020209
Statement of Victory Tax Witheld, 1943. Document020210
Letter to Glenn Banfield from Boyd McDowell II, apologizing for missing the ceremony that named the airport in Chemung county after Mr. Banfiled, January 23, 1991. Letter020211
Note containing names of people and companies and whether they have paid or not, November 23, 1941.Notes020212
Reciepts from Lee Young and L. Pond, paying for their lessons/airtime to Glenn Banfield, 1942. Receipt 020213
Invoice from Socony-Vacuum Oil Company Inc., Standard Oil of New York Division for aviation gasoline sold to Glenn Banfield, April 23, 1943.Invoice020214
United States of America Department of Commerce Civil Aeronautics Administration Aircraft Clearance, date unknown. Document020215
Letter to Glenn Banfield from Civil Aeronautics Administration Department of Commerce LA Guardia Field, NY informing Mr. Banfield that he has been approved to serve as an airport officer, April 27, 1943.Letter020216
Bill of sale for an airplane purchased by Glenn Banfield from Leonden N. Pond, July 6, 1942. Document020217
From the U.S. Naval Reserve Aviation Base to Glenn Banfield acknowledging the reception of Mr. Banfield's final check, November 17, 1942.Letter020218
Three checks made out to Everest G. Vetter, 1940-1942.Check020219
School Tax Reciepts for Glenn Banfield in Big Flats 1942 (3 copies). Receipt020220
Article - Pilot Report: Taylor Coot by Robert Blodget. Review of the Coot amphibious airplane. Article020221
Program - Honoring the Founders and Pioneers International Aviation Snow Symposium 25th Anniversary, April 22, 1991. Program 020222
International Aviation Snow Symposium 25th Anniversary Exhibitors Directory, April 21-24 1991. Booklet020223
Booklet - Harold Judson Bowen On the Occasion of his Retirement from Corning Glass Works, January 31, 1970. Booklet020224
Ole Olson's Christmas Poem. Snow Symopsium 25th Anniversary Meeting Buffalo, New York 1991. Document020225
Pocket calendar's created by Fly Mohawk 1965, Aircraft Corp. 1970, and Chemung County Airport (2 copies) 1960. Calendar 020226
Parachute inspection log, 1943-1945. Ledger020227
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