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Warren Buxton photograph collection

Photographer:
Buxton, Warren F., 1929-  Search this
Artist:
Wynne, Bruce  Search this
Extent:
69 Photographic prints
24 Slides (photographs) (glass)
32 Slides (photographs)
Culture:
Spokan  Search this
Baffinland Inuit (Baffinland Eskimo)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Washington (State)
Arizona
Qikiqtaaluk Region (Nunavut)
New Mexico
Baffin Island (Canada)
Date:
1949-1981
Scope and Contents:
The Warren Buxton photograph collection includes photographic prints and slides made by Buxton in three different Native Communities. Series 1: Bruce Wynne (Spokane) and Family, 1965-1981, includes photographic prints of Spokane Artist and Leader Bruce Wynne and his family in Wellpinit, Washington. Series 2: U.S. Air Force Weather Station, Padloping Island (Baffinland Inuit), 1949-1950, makes up the bulk of the collection and includes black and white photographic prints and color slides from when Buxton was stationed at Padloping Island. Images in this series highlight the Baffinland Inuit islanders who worked with the USAF crew at the weather station and includes portraits as well as event images. Series 3: Diné (Navajo) Sheep Camp, New Mexico or Arizona and Hopi Potter, 1970-1979, includes photographic prints Buxton took of Diné (Navajo) shepherds and their families at a sheep camp in the 1970s as well as a photograph of Hopi potter Emma Adams.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in three series. Series 1: Bruce Wynne (Spokane) and Family, 1965-1981 [P32262-P32238] Series 2: U.S. Air Force Weather Station, Padloping Island, 1949-1950 [P32269-P32311, S04820-S04875], and Series 3: Diné (Navajo) Sheep Camp, New Mexico or Arizona and Hopi Potter, 1970-1979 [P32312-P32330]. The photographs were left in the order that they were originally cataloged in.
Biographical / Historical:
Warren F. Buxton was born in 1929 in Arlington, Massachusetts, the third child to Frank Everett and Gertrude Marie Arendt Buxton. During World War II while a junior in high school he was hired by the Metallurgy Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a laboratory assistant to replace a young man just drafted into the service. Buxton enlisted in the Air Force in 1948, at age 19, and was trained as a meteorologist and climatologist. From 1949-1950 Warren served a year in a remote outpost at the Padloping Island Weather station in the Canadian Arctic. He then served three years at Frankfurt-am-Main Germany and one year with NATO headquarters in Naples, Italy.

Warren met his future wife Josephine "Jo" while both were serving in the United States Air Force in Frankfurt, Germany where she was secretary to a general in the counter intelligence department. They were married there in 1954. After both electing to take discharges in 1956, Buxton joined Tran World Airlines as a High Altitude Wind Route Specialist serving in Kansas City Missouri and at Idlewild Airport (now JFK International Airport) in New York City. In the meantime, Jo had been hired by Sinclair Oil Company as an accounting assistant. On Warren's transfer to New York, she received a promotion and was transferred to Sinclair's Headquarters there.

In 1959 Warren returned to college at the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he received his baccalaureate degrees in Mathematics and Master of Arts in Business and Educational Education. In 1963 Buxton was hired by Phoenix College in Arizona to teach their first courses in data processing and serve as interim manager of the new data processing center. When Maricopa Technical College (now Gateway Community College) was added to the district's system he asked to transfer to that site to set up a vocational program in data processing and to serve as Director of Data Processing for the college district. During this time Jo volunteered with both the Heard Museum and the Friends of Mexican Art. Warren in the meantime was elected to serve as Secretary of the newly formed Mexican Chamber of Commerce. During a sabbatical leave in 1972 Warren received his PhD in the Administration of Higher Education from Arizona State University.

In 1986, Buxton transferred to Paradise Valley Community College where he served as a faculty member teaching Computer Information Systems. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2002. Following Jo's death in 1996, Buxton donated their art collection to Maricopa Community College. In 2004 paintings by Bruce Wynne as well as photographs taken by Buxton were donated to the National Museum of the American Indian.

Biographical information formerly found on the Maricopa Community College website (http://www2.pvc.maricopa.edu/buxton/started.html). Edits by Rachel Menyuk, processing archivist.
Separated Materials:
Warren Buxton also donated seven paintings by Bruce Wynne (Spokane) to the NMAI which can now be found in the Modern and Contemporary Arts collection with catalog numbers 26/5016-26/5022.
Provenance:
Gift of Warren Buxton, 2004.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Sealing  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Warren Buxton photograph collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.104
See more items in:
Warren Buxton photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-104
Online Media:

Profile

Culture/People:
Spokan  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Bruce Wynne, Spokan, 1944-2003  Search this
Previous owner:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Donor:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Title:
Profile
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
30.2 x 45.5 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Washington; USA
Date created:
circa 1970
Catalog Number:
26/5018
Barcode:
265018.000
See related items:
Spokan
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bd8ebde4-6595-437b-8337-8519ab1bb451
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281211
Online Media:

Liquor

Culture/People:
Spokan  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Bruce Wynne, Spokan, 1944-2003  Search this
Previous owner:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Donor:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Title:
Liquor
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
35.5 x 43.2 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Washington; USA
Date created:
1968
Catalog Number:
26/5016
Barcode:
265016.000
See related items:
Spokan
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c0a7f0fe-ea7c-488d-a9ff-aa229cadbcaf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281209
Online Media:

The Road Home

Culture/People:
Spokan  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Bruce Wynne, Spokan, 1944-2003  Search this
Previous owner:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Donor:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Title:
The Road Home
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
45.5 x 30.4 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Washington; USA
Date created:
circa 1970
Catalog Number:
26/5017
Barcode:
265017.000
See related items:
Spokan
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f500af3a-2e97-4bb5-86c4-052d25e3b24c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281210
Online Media:

Wrestlers

Culture/People:
Spokan  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Bruce Wynne, Spokan, 1944-2003  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
IACB source:
Bruce Wynne, Spokan, 1944-2003  Search this
Title:
Wrestlers
Object Name:
Sculpture
Media/Materials:
Marble
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
31.1 x 21.8 x 20.1 cm
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Wellpinit, Spokane Reservation; Stevens County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1963
Catalog Number:
26/804
Barcode:
260804.000
See related items:
Spokan
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68620b19e-ddf1-445f-b9e9-a630b161b585
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_276971

Drawing sketchbook

Culture/People:
Spokan  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Bruce Wynne, Spokan, 1944-2003  Search this
Previous owner:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Donor:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Object Name:
Drawing sketchbook
Media/Materials:
Paper, graphite
Techniques:
Drawn
Dimensions:
45.4 x 61.6 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Washington; USA
Date created:
circa 1970
Catalog Number:
26/5021
Barcode:
265021.000
See related items:
Spokan
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69266bb0a-1c62-42ff-821b-a4ebc54d8de7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281214

Coyote and the Man Spirit

Culture/People:
Spokan  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Bruce Wynne, Spokan, 1944-2003  Search this
Previous owner:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Donor:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Title:
Coyote and the Man Spirit
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Board, casein paint
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
81 x 50.2 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Washington; USA
Date created:
circa 1970
Catalog Number:
26/5022
Barcode:
265022.000
See related items:
Spokan
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a6221b28-a279-4ac2-b6ec-0981573db2bc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281215
Online Media:

Chinook Dance

Culture/People:
Spokan  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Bruce Wynne, Spokan, 1944-2003  Search this
Previous owner:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Donor:
Warren F. Buxton, Non-Indian, 1929-2018  Search this
Title:
Chinook Dance
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Board, casein paint
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
44 x 73 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Washington; USA
Date created:
1967
Catalog Number:
26/5020
Barcode:
265020.000
See related items:
Spokan
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ae0cf3d1-b164-4d55-b13a-bd51e0fad139
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281213
Online Media:

Repairing Hunters Cap After the Hunt, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wynne, Bruce ca. 1944-  Search this
Medium:
White alabaster
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Heritage Center Red Cloud Indian School Box 100 Pine Ridge South Dakota 57770
Date:
1976
Topic:
Ethnic  Search this
Dress--Ethnic--Indian Dress  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Occupation--Domestic--Sewing  Search this
Control number:
IAS 65530051
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293224

Northern Plainsmen, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wynne, Bruce ca. 1944-  Search this
Medium:
Walnut
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Heritage Center Red Cloud Indian School Box 100 Pine Ridge South Dakota 57770
Date:
1975
Topic:
Ethnic--Plains Indians  Search this
Figure--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAS 65530052
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293225

Singing for The Warm Wind, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wynne, Bruce ca. 1944-  Search this
Medium:
Pecan wood carving
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Valley National Bank of Arizona Fine Arts Department P.O. Box 71 Phoenix Arizona 85001 Accession Number: S-62
Topic:
Figure--Bust  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Allegory--Place--Winds  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Music  Search this
Control number:
IAS 65990185
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_298370

The Baby Carrier, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wynne, Bruce ca. 1944-  Search this
Medium:
Walnut
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Philbrook Museum of Art 2727 South Rockford Road Tulsa Oklahoma 74114
Date:
1976
Topic:
Figure group--Female & Child  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 43610022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_26688

Coyote, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Wynne, Bruce ca. 1944-  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Heard Museum 22 East Monte Vista Road Phoenix Arizona 85004
Date:
1971
Topic:
Figure male--Bust  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75000220
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_537

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