M94-07 - DAVID W. BIZZELL COLLECTION

David W. Bizzell was born in 1905 to Marvazine W. and Sirena Armstrong Bizzell in Des Arc.  He served as a staff sergeant during World War II in the Army Air Corps.  During the period from the 50’s to the 70’s.  Mr. Bizzell served as a Pulaski County deputy clerk.  His wife, Sylvia Pearl died in 1949, and he died on May 5, 1994 at the age of 88.

David Bizzell was not only a historian but also an amateur archaeologist.  As a member of the Pulaski County Historical Society, he worked to preserve the historical records and sites in the area, and he received the Historical Society’s Shillcut Award in 1982.  Mr. Bizzell was also a member of the Kiwanis, Arkansas Pioneers, and the United Commercial Travelers, and he received awards and recognition from these and other organizations.

The largest portion of the collection consists of historic research done by him on a variety of subjects pertaining to Arkansas including county histories, Arkansas cemeteries, Spanish land grants, some genealogy work, and the “Greathouse” home in Faulkner County.  The collection also contains some personal and business papers, as well as a number of photographs.  (Approximately 15 turn-of-the-century photographs were removed from the collection and placed in the general photograph collection).

 

Box 1

File 1- Family Materials

File 2- Military Records

File 3- Certificates

File 4- Correspondence: Leonard C. Alexander June 8, 1979- Feb. 17, 1984

File 5- Correspondence: Marion S. Craig May 7, 1973- Nov. 6, 1983

File 6- Correspondence: Mary Hudgins July 26, 1969- Dec. 21, 1983

File 7- Correspondence: Eugene Newsom Aug. 24, 1955- Aug. 27, 1984

File 8- Correspondence: Peg Smith Aug. 6, 1979- Dec. 15, 1983

File 9- Correspondence: C. Frank Williamson Nov. 24, 1971- June 15, 1991

File 10- Correspondence: General Dec. 16, 1933- Nov. 7, 1980

File 11- Correspondence: General Jan. 7, 1981- March 5, 1992

File 12- Correspondence: General Historical Jan. 20, 1980- July 30, 1985

File 13- Correspondence: Historical Inquiries July 28, 1981- Oct. 31, 1984

File 14- Correspondence: Genealogy June 17, 1958- March 28, 1973

File 15- Correspondence: Maps March 13, 1940- March 20, 1984

File 16- Arkansas Pioneers Materials: 1960-1965

File 17- Arkansas Pioneers Materials: 1966-1970

File 18- Arkansas Pioneers Materials: 1971-1975

File 19- Arkansas Pioneers Materials: 1976-1980

File 20- Arkansas Pioneers Materials: 1981-1985

File 21- Arkansas Pioneers Materials: 1986-1990

File 22- Arkansas Pioneers Materials: 1991

File 23- Kiwanis Club Materials Nov. 6, 1961- Nov. 25, 1969

End of Box 1

 

Box 2

File 1- Periodicals and Publications: Magazines, May 1960- June 1975

File 2- Periodicals and Publications: Clippings and Photocopies of Articles, 1954-1985

File 3- Periodicals and Publications: Historical Newsletters, winter 1969- spring 1991

File 4- Periodicals and Publications: Arkansas Newspaper Clippings, Jan. 1938- May 1994

File 5- The Arts, Aug.1949- April 1961

File 6- County/City History: Jefferson County, 1974-1984

File 7- County/City History: Prairie County/Des Arc, 1819-1968

File 8- County/City History: Pulaski County/Little Rock, 1922-1982

File 9- County/City History: Pulaski County, 1820-1983

File 10- Cemetery Materials

File 11- Spanish Land Grant Materials

File 12- General Research and Manuscript Notes on Archaeology

File 13- Greathouse Materials: Pulaski Co. Tax Records, 1828-1840

File 14- Greathouse Materials: Pulaski Co. Tax Records, 1841-1850

File 15- Greathouse Materials: Pulaski Co. Tax Records, 1851-1960

File 16- Greathouse Materials: Pulaski Co. Tax Records, 1861-1880

File 17- Greathouse Materials: Delinquent Lands Listings

File 18- Greathouse Materials: Marriage Record and Wills

File 19- Greathouse Materials: General Research Notes

File 20- Greathouse Materials: General Research Notes

File 21- Greathouse Materials: Newspaper Clippings

File 22- Greathouse Materials: Publications

File 23- Greathouse Materials: Correspondence, June 1966- May 1983

File 24- Greathouse Materials: Original 1837 documents

File 25- Miscellaneous

End of Box 2

 

Box 3

File 1- Photos of D.W. Bizzell

File 2- Photos of D.W. Bizzell’s Family and other identifiable people

File 3- Photos of places and unidentifiable people

File 4 - Map:  Geology of Arkansas-Surface and Below Surface by George C. Banner, 1959

End of Box 3

  

Box 4

File 1- Funeral Book for David W. Bizzell

File 2- Tennessee Military Institute Yearbook, 1937-1938

File 3- Tennessee Military Institute Yearbook, 1944-1945

File 4- 3x5 note cards on archaeology sites

File 5- United Commercial Travelers Meritorious Service Award for David W. Bizzell, 1959-60

File 6- United Commercial Travelers Award for David W. Bizzell, 1957-58

File 7- Proclamation that David W. Bizzell is created “Count of Pulaski,” 1983

File 8- Pulaski County Historical Society Shillcut Award for David W. Bizzell, 1982

File 9- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Assessment Book, 1828

File 10- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Assessment Book, 1833

File 11- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Assessment Book, 1835

File 12- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Assessment Book, 1836

File 13- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Assessment Book, 1837

File 14- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Assessment Book, 1838

File 15- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Tax Lists, 1828

File 16- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Tax Lists, 1829

File 17- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Tax Lists, 1834

File 18- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Tax Lists, 1837

File 19- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Tax Lists, 1840

File 20- Pulaski County, Arkansas, Tax Lists, 1846

End of Box 4

End of Collection