Guide to the John P. Bagoy papers
Collection number: HMC-0807.
Creator: Bagoy, John P.
Title: John P. Bagoy papers.
Volume of collection: 0.75 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Papers regarding the identification and marking of gravesites at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery.
John P. Bagoy was born in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1922. He graduated from Anchorage High School in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, he started an electrical supply business in Anchorage, and later acquired Yukon Radio and Electric Supply. After his retirement, Bagoy wrote a book composed of histories of Anchorage’s founding families entitled, Legends and Legacies, Anchorage 1910-1935. Upon his mother’s death in 1982, he began working to refurbish the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. This involved researching over three thousand unmarked graves and raising funds for new grave markers. He also gave annual cemetery tours every summer solstice, including stories about Anchorage pioneer families and Alaska Natives. Bagoy directed the project that created the Anchorage Pioneer Families Exhibit at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. He received several awards and honors from local organizations for his historical efforts. John Bagoy died in Anchorage in 2005.
The collection largely consists of John P. Bagoy’s papers relating to the identification and marking of grave sites at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. The collection also contains family and local historical papers. The collection includes lists of grave marker orders by cemetery tract, correspondence, orders for new grave markers, copies and notes from state records, cemetery photographs, maps, municipal records, records concerning new markers for Alaska Native graves, donor records, obituaries, Bagoy Family histories and photographs.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by subject.
Digitized copies: Select photographs have been digitized and can be found on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching for “John P. Bagoy.”
Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.
Preferred citation: John P. Bagoy papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory: Shinohara, Rosemary. “John Bagoy, Driven Anchorage Historian, Dies.” Anchorage Daily News 21 July 2005, Obituaries.
Separated materials: Some publications were removed from the collection. Please ask an archivist for further information.
Acquisition note: The collection was given to Archives and Special Collections by Wally Wallenstein on behalf of Thelma Bagoy.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to this collection was converted to current standard in 2015 by Veronica Denison. Where possible, original folder titles were retained.
|1||Marker Orders: Tracts 3-4||undated|
|2||Marker Orders: Tracts 5-8||undated|
|3||Marker Orders: Tract 7||undated|
|4||Marker Orders: Tract 7, Order 1||undated|
|5||Marker Orders: Tract 7, Order 2||undated|
|6||Marker Orders: Tracts 15 and 16||undated|
|7||Marker Orders: Tract 17||undated|
|8||Marker Orders: Tract 18||undated|
|9||Marker Orders: Tracts ABEF||undated, 2001|
|10||Marker Orders: Native Gravesites||undated|
|11||Quiring Specials: Quiring Monuments Inc. orders for markers||1999-2003|
|12||Cemetery: Letters to John Bagoy||1975-2002|
|13||Cemetery: State records||2002|
|14||Cemetery: State records, unmarked graves||undated|
|15||1-28||Cemetery: Photographs||undated, 1937, 2002|
|15||1||Placing marker on “Russian” Jack Marchin grave, Arvin, California. John Bagoy with cemetery worker||2003|
|15||2||Jeanne and Sydney Lawrence headstone||undated|
|15||3||Pinkney McMahill headstone||undated|
|15||4||Harry G. Watson grave marker||undated|
|15||5||Harry Cribb grave marker||undated|
|15||6||Irving Leonard Kimball grave marker||undated|
|15||7||John B. Bagoy headstone during cemetery tour||undated|
|15||8||Lucky grave marker||undated|
|15||9||Marie Silverman grave marker||undated|
|15||10||John Beaton Family headstone||undated|
|15||11||Elmer E. Rasmuson Family headstone||undated|
|15||12||Joseph H. Romig grave marker||undated|
|15||13||A. Frank Hoffman headstone||undated|
|15||14||Anthony J. Dimond headstone||undated|
|15||15||Anton John Wendler grave marker||undated|
|15||16||Anchorage Memorial Cemetery in 1937 (taken from the corner of 8th & Cordova)||1937|
|15||17-28||Dedication of John P. Bagoy Gate||2003 June 25|
|16||Cemetery Maps: note cards used for cemetery tours||undated|
|17||Municipality of Anchorage, Cemetery fee schedules, Columbarium Wall brochures||1999-2003|
|18||CIRI Markers: Correspondence||2000-2003|
|19||CIRI Markers: The Four Chiefs||2001-2003|
|20||CIRI Markers: Ada Blackjack Johnson and Nick Gray||undated, 2001|
|21||CIRI Markers: Chief Nicolai||undated, 2003|
|22||Pioneers buried in Angelus Cemetery||undated|
|23||National Register of Historic Places||undated|
|24||Pioneers: Moose and Elks Lodge Tracts||undated, 2001|
|25||Donors: Grave Markers||2000-2001|
|26||Quiring Orders for Markers: Quiring Monuments Inc.||2001-2003|
|27||American Bronze Craft, Inc.: Orders for Markers||2001-2003|
|28||Special Stuff: Anchorage Place Names (businesses)||undated|
|29||Special Stuff: Edward B. Rasmuson, contributions for grave markers||2000-2003|
|30||Special Stuff: 49th Star Issue of The Forty Ninth Star||1950 August 26|
|31||Bagoy Family: “The Bagoys of Alaska” Richard P. Emanuel, Alaska Geographic Newsletter; “The Bagoy Family History”; “Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery” by John P. Bagoy; “Resurrection of a Cemetery” (notes); Obituaries: John B. Bagoy, Marie A. Bagoy, Helen M. Bagoy, Peter J. Bagoy, Doris Bagoy Faroe||undated, 2000|
|32||1-10||Bagoy family photographs||1921-1964|
|32||1||Group photo of Bagoy family members at Curry Roadhouse||1921|
|32||2||“Miss Anchorage” woman in gown and tiara||1937|
|32||3||John P. Bagoy high school graduation portrait in cap and gown||1940|
|32||4||John Bagoy receiving award from Governor Tony Knowles||2002|
|32||5||City Street snow removal in Anchorage, Pete Bagoy shoveling snow on Fourth Avenue||1928|
|32||6||John P. Bagoy on snow sled||circa 1924|
|32||7||Damage to Bagoy Flower Shop in earthquake||1964|
|32||8||John Bagoy and Jack Sellers with shotguns and ducks at Ship Creek||circa 1933|
|32||9||First Anchorage Hockey Team, Ice Carnival, Fairbanks||1936|
|32||10||“Dad and Robt. Hugdahl – baby w/ doll – in front of house on 4the Ave 1925” John Bagoy, Sr. and children on street||1925|
|33||Knik obituaries, copies of handwritten notes||undated|
|34||1||“Parade Held in Honor of Recruits About to Depart for Their Training Stations, Anchorage, Alaska, June 30, 1918, A.E.C. Photo No. H76”||1918|
|34||2||“Anne W. Landing Passengers from S.S. Mariposa, Anchorage, Alaska, May 29-17”||1917|
|34||3||“Second Stage of Work in Anchorage New 12 ft. Concrete Walks”||1916|
|34||4||4th Avenue looking west from C Street||1916|
|34||5||Presbyterian Church, Sydney Lawrence||undated|
|34||6||4th Avenue looking west from C Street||1936|
|34||7||Alaska Railroad telephone and telegraph workers with automobile and trailer on tracks||1926|
|34||8||Portrait of A. J. Wendler||undated|
|34||9||Dr. Haverstock home near Grouse Lake, Seward||1932|
|34||10||“Fourth and C Looking West, Anchorage, Alaska”||circa 1922|
|34||11||“Curry Hotel, 11/12.24.”||1924|
|34||12||View of Curry Hotel and Chulitna River on the Alaska Railroad||circa 1933|
|34||13||“Residence – Anchorage, Alaska” home of Alaska Railroad manager||undated|
|34||14||“The Arctic Highway” winter scene at 3rd Avenue and E Street||1931|
|34||15||“Harbor, Anchorage, Alaska” Bragaw’s Photo||undated|
|34||16||Winter scene of walkway and bridge at bottom of E Street Hill||1938|
|34||17||“Alaska Railroad Yards, Anchorage, Alaska” Aerial view||undated|