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Ella Bushnell-Hamlin papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0201

Scope and Contents

The Ella Bushnell-Hamlin papers date from 1912 to 1985 and contain 7 items. The bulk of the collection is photocopies of newspaper clippings. A section of a master's project on women's suffrage which discusses Bushnell-Hamlin and a photocopy of the "Iowa State Song" written by Bushnell-Hamlin are also part of the collection.


  • 1912-1985


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Biographical / Historical

Ella Bushnell-Hamlin, portrait artist, musician, teacher, suffragist, and editor, was born Ella Grace Coney, married Jonathan Cline, divorced him, and changed her name legally to Ella G. Bushnell-Hamlin. Her name was taken from her mother's name, Martha Bushnell, and a long line of Hamlins on her father's side stemming from the Hamlins who came to England with William the Conqueror's army. Bushnell-Hamlin edited both, The Trident, a weekly magazine, between 1904 and 1910, and the magazine, Farm Gist. Later, she owned and operated Trident Publishing Company in Davenport, Iowa. She was also a schoolteacher in Atalissa, Iowa for a short time.


0.25 linear inches

Language of Materials



Early suffragist and owner of Trident Publishing Company in Davenport, Iowa.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 282) were donated by Cindy Partington in 1995.

Related Materials

Copies of The Trident for the years 1904-1906 are held in the Special Collections Department, University of Iowa Libraries.
Kristen Rassbach, 1997.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)