Join Our Mailing List

Please enter your email address below.

Manuscript Library

Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at

Date Updated:
Collection Title:CL 42 Banfield CollectionCreator:Booth Library
Processed By:Delaney Evans
Date Completed:April 2009
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.   
Extent:1 linear foot
Date Span:1926-1994
Abstract:This collection contains pictures and documents concerning the life and career of Glenn S. Banfield.

Filter By:
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
  Next >>  Last >>

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Gallery Hours

Monday - Saturday 10a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Research Room:

Monday - Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Research Fee: $5.00 per day for non-members
Free to members of the Society and students

The Museum Shop:

Open during regular gallery hours.


Chemung County Historical Society
415 E. Water Street
Elmira, NY 14901

Contact Us:

Phone: (607) 734-4167
Email us:

Connect With Us:

Facebook Our Blog Tumblr History Pin


$5.00 - Adults
$3.00 - Senior Citizens (over 55)
$1.00 - Students (6-18)
FREE - Children Under 5
FREE - Members of the CCHS

Group Tours Call For An Appointment

We are wheelchair accessible
©2023 Chemung County Historical Society. All Rights Reserved. Website Design by inCommand Technologies