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David W. Bizzell Papers, 1804-1979

David W. Bizzell Papers, 1804-1979

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David W. Bizzell Papers, 1804-1979 UALR.MS.0151

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201

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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-08-02T17:53-0500

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: David W. Bizzell Papers, 1804-1979
Dates: 1804-1979
Quantity: 8.0 Linear feet16 document boxes
Identification: UALR.MS.0151


Arranged in three series:Series I - Family and Place Names Files, 1804-1971. Contains correspondence consisting of inquiries to Deputy Clerk Bizzell regarding genealogical data of early Pulaski County residents. These files also contain photocopies of legal documents, lists of birthdates, family names of ancestors, places of origin, marriage data.Series II - Pulaski County Ministerial and Clerical Credential Records, 1839-1964. Ministers and churches are identified by race (black/white) from clerical credential and marriage records, city directories, and the U. S. Census. The 1850-1880 census file cards also contain some data on 18 Arkansas counties. There are also microfilm copies of Pulaski County clerical credentials.Series III - Count Pulaski Memorial Statue. This group of papers documents the efforts of Little Rock civic and business leaders, in particular County Judge Arch Campbell, to erect a memorial statue of Casimir Pulaski in the lobby of the Pulaski County Courthouse. Papers include correspondence, 1952-1962; legal documentation; financial data, 1961-1962; newspaper coverage; and miscellaneous information.

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials concerning the genealogical and historical interests and administrative duties of David W. Bizzell, Deputy County Clerk and Historian for Pulaski County. These materials include correspondence, legal documents, printed materials, news clippings, and microfilm.

Included within these papers are individual inquiries and requests related to early Arkansas residents, research on towns in Pulaski County, the credential records of Pulaski County Churchmen 1839-1864, genealogical publications and booklets, and census information 1804-1861 for most counties in Arkansas, and papers related to the campaign to erect a memorial of Casimir Pulaski.

Some of the Pulaski County Records, including assessment, property tax, poll tax, circuit-tax records, etc., have been organized as a separate collection, UALR.MS.0173.

This collection was originally numbered H-2 and is part of the J. N. Heiskell Historical Collection, courtesy Arkansas Gazette Foundation.

Biographical Note

David W. Bizzell (1905-1994) served 18 years as Deputy County Clerk for Pulaski County before retiring in 1975. He was also made the official Pulaski County Historian in 1955. Among other accomplishments, Bizzell instituted the microfilming of county records which became a model in the southwest region. He was also active in the establishment of the Count Pulaski Memorial Statue.

African American churches--Arkansas--Pulaski County
Arkansas Gazette Foundation. (donor)
Churches--Arkansas--Pulaski County
Heiskell, John Netherland, 1872-1972, collector
Pulaski County (Ark.)--Genealogy
PuĊ‚aski, Kazimierz, 1747-1779


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This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.

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Bibliographic citation:

David W. Bizzell Papers, 1804-1979, UALR.MS.0151. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

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Description of item, file number, box number, series number, David W. Bizzell Papers, 1804-1979, UALR.MS.0151.

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