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Marche, Arkansas, research collection

Marche, Arkansas, research collection

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Finding aid for the Marche, Arkansas, research collection

BC.MSS.02.24

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700

September 5, 2014



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Title: Marche, Arkansas, research collection
Dates: 1806-1993
Quantity: 0.42 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains research materials and notes for an article and a book about Marche, a largely Polish community in northwest Pulaski County, Arkansas.
Identification: BC.MSS.02.24
Language: Mostly English; Some French and Polish
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-0224

Arrangement

The materials are labeled topically and, where possible, chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains research materials and notes for an article and a book about Marche, a largely Polish community in northwest Pulaski County, Arkansas. Both the article and the book were published in 1993.


Historical Information

Marche is a largely Polish-American community in northwestern Pulaski County, Arkansas. The land was first acquired in 1870 by Liberty Bartlett of Little Rock, who intended to create a town along the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad. After his plans failed, the railroad built a depot called Warren Station at the location. In 1878 Count Timothy von Choinski bought the land from the railroad and established a community called Marche, which he intended to be a rural community for Polish immigrants uncomfortable with American urban living conditions. Much of the community was displaced during World War II with the construction of Camp Robinson and of the Maumelle Ordnance Works. The remainder has survived into the twenty-first century.

In 1991 Julia Besancon Alford began research on the history of Marche, planning to write an article about the community for the Pulaski County Historical Review. Her article was published in 1993; the same year, she also self-published a book titled The History of Marche, Arkansas, formerly known as Bartlett Springs or Warren Station.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Alford, Julia Bescancon
Arkansas -- History -- 19th century.
Arkansas -- History -- 20th century.
Catholic Church.
Marche (Ark.) -- History.
Pulaski County (Ark.)
Railroads -- Arkansas.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Arkansas.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marche, Arkansas, research collection, MSS.02.24, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Julia Besancon Alford, December 2002


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