Collection 15-010 - Roger Buxton photographic slide collection

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Roger Buxton photographic slide collection

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    • ca. 1970 - ca. 1995 (Creation)
      Buxton, Roger

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    60 cm of slides

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    Robin (Roger) Allan Heineky Buxton was born in London, England on January 28, 1945, the son of Adam and Beetle Buxton. He and his wife, Judy Hazlett, lived in Markham, Ontario. A PhD physicist and Chair of the Ontario Association of Remote Sensing (OARS), Buxton was also a photographer and for a 25-year period beginning in the 1970s, hiked together with his wife into the Canadian and Greenland Arctic taking photographs. Locations visited include Ellesmere Island, Auyuittuq, Soper River, Frobisher Bay, Pond Inlet and Bylot Island, Baker Lake, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Pangnirtung, and Greenland. Along with also being a pilot, oarsman, published writer, and skater, Buxton was involved with introducing speed skating to children of the Markham area and, in 2005, was awarded the Speed Skating Canada’s National Outstanding Administrators Award for this work. Buxton was also secretary of Markham’s Parkinson Support Group and he and Hazlett trained police forces throughout Ontario to assist those with Parkinson’s disease; for this work, they were awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Over many years, Buxton accompanied Trent Professor John Wadland on annual trips to Temagami and many of his photographs taken while on these trips are located elsewhere in Trent University Archives. He died on August 18, 2013. (Taken in part from an obituary published by Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, Markham, Ontario, and from information supplied by Professor John Wadland).

    Custodial history

    Collection was donated by Judy Hazlett, wife of Roger Buxton, via Professor John Wadland, in 2015.

    Scope and content

    Collection is comprised of approximately 4200 slides of photographs pertaining primarily to the Canadian and Greenland Arctic. The photographs were taken during the 1970s to 1990s by Roger Buxton and are identified and dated. Also included are aerial views of Trent University (14 September 1985), photographs of the aftermath of the Barrie, Ontario tornado (31 May 1985), and photographs of family and scenic landscapes.

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    Collection acquired via Professor John Wadland in 2013.


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        Copies are permitted for private research purposes. For publishing purposes, permission from the donor is required.

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        General note

        The slides in this collection were labelled and dated prior to being donated.

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        Special thanks to the Archival Management students of Fleming College’s Museum Management and Curatorship Program (2014-2015) for their assistance in preparing a list of slide categories.

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        NOTE: The slides in this collection are labelled and dated; categories are listed below. A hard copy of the category list is located in Box 1; it includes the numbers of slides in each category along with dates.

        Box 1

        A: 6 metal slide boxes

        Metal slide box 1A:
        scenery, landscapes, photos of Roger Buxton and Judy Hazlett, aerial photography, Quebec City, Chilton Foliat, cattle at Craven farm, Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Overlord, mountain ranges, planes in flight, wildlife, Dragonera, Puerto d’Andraitx, Mallorca, Red Bay, France, Holland, Pyrenees, 1990-1991

        Metal slide box 2A:
        Clyde River, Pangnirtung Fiord, Iqaluit, Peregrine falcon, Cormack Arm, Narwhale, Owl River, Pang Pass, Naujat Glacier, Norman Glacier, Owl Valley, Nakarpoq Glacier, Mount Asgard, Caribou Creek Glacier, Thor, Crater Lake, Broughton Island, Govan Point, Patricia Bay, Harbour Fiord, South Cape Fiord, Grise Fiord, Devon Island, Griffith Island, Cape Martyr, Resolute Bay, Lindstrom Peninsula, landscapes, 1989

        Metal slide box 3A (Drawer 1 of two-part box):
        Edinburgh, London, Shelbourne, Buckland, Warden, Unionville, Leslie, Bayview, Iqaluit, Meta Incognita Peninsula, Pangnirtung, Cumberland, White Dome Mountain, Aegir Peak, Twin Lake, Mount Duval, Twin Lake Glacier, Twin Lake Valley, Mount Odin, Nasauga Point, Kolik River, Vatican City, Madrid, Rome, Frascati, Vatican, scenes of nature, 1986-1988

        Metal slide box 3A (Drawer 2 of two-part box):
        Soper River, Frobisher Bay, Lake Harbour Airport, family, skiing, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Idaho, Mount Hood, Zig Zag Canyon, Washington, Stuttgart, Enshede, Amsterdam, Trent University (aerial views, September 1985), scenery, 1985-1986

        Metal slide box 4A:
        Grise Fiord, Barrie tornado (1985), Broad Valley, River Gully, Mount Avens, Ellesmere Island, Harbour Fiord, scenery and family, Markham, Haliburton, Peterborough (1 aerial view, 1985), Soper River, Frobisher Bay, 1984-1985

        Metal slide box 5A:
        Greenland, landscapes, Frobisher Bay, Kuujjiuac, Montreal, Nuuk airport, Baffin Island, Umanap Suvdlua, Stor Islands, Ameragdla Fiord, Kilaersarfik, 1981

        Metal slide box 6A:
        Northern Canada, Baffin Island, family photographs, Quebec, EAA Convention, Sudbury, Colorado, Illinois, New York, 1977-1980

        Box 2

        B: 5 slide wheels in cardboard boxes

        Slide wheel 1B:
        Clyde River, 1976, 1987, 1989, 1991

        Slide wheel 2B:
        Kluane, Slims Valley, Volcan Mountain, Kaskawulsh Glacier, 1977

        Slide wheel 3B:
        Soper River, Frobisher Bay, 1985

        Slide wheel 4B:
        Iqaluit, 1985

        Slide wheel 5B:
        Auyuittuq National Park, hiking, mountains, glaciers, fiords, Baffin Island, 1976

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