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Eleanor Eyestone Trummel papers

Identifier: IWA0518

Scope and Contents

The Eleanor Eyestone Trummel papers date from 1916 to 2004 and measure 6 linear inches. The papers include Trummel's memoir, which she published in 2000, as well as writings and speeches she gave. Also included in the collection are materials used during her time with the Iowa State College Home Extension Service during World War II, scrapbooks on weather, and fallout shelter materials.


  • 1916-2004


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The donor has retained copyright to her memoir "Growing up Eleanor."

Biographical / Historical

Eleanor Ruth Eyestone Trummel was born October 31, 1915 to Winn Wilbur and Edna Valentine Godfrey Eyestone in Washington County, Iowa. Before their marriage, Eleanor Eyestone's parents were both rural schoolteachers. After they married, her father became a farmer and later a carpenter, while her mother was a homemaker. During her first two years of school, Eleanor Eyestone was not well, so her mother taught her at home. She attended high school for three years at Washington, Iowa before graduating from Fairfield High School in 1933. Eyestone went on to attend Iowa State College (now Iowa State University) and received her B.S. in Home Economics Education in 1940. Eleanor Eyestone taught for one year at Montrose High School in Montrose, Iowa. During World War II, Eyestone worked with the Iowa State College Extension Service as a home demonstration agent in Hancock and Winnebago counties. On August 5, 1942, she married John Franklin Merle Trummel. They raised four children: Elizabeth Anne, Barbara Gail, Bruce Allen, and Keith Eldon. Her husband died January 21, 2004.


6.00 linear inches

Photographs in Box 1. other_unmapped


Home demonstration agent for Iowa State College Extension Service and homemaker.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 898) were donated by Eleanor Trummel in 2003 and 2005.

Other Descriptive Information
Elizabeth Engel, 2005.
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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)