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Ella Costello Bennett collection

Identifier: COU:4333

Scope and Contents

The Ella Costillo Bennett Collection is comprised of a 138 page scrapbook, created by Mary L. Bennett, with manuscript letters, typescripts of original poetry, and published articles written by Ella Costillo Bennett. Information and original photographs of members of the Costillo and Nickolds families are also included. Miscellaneous materials include post cards and newspaper photographs of San Francisco, Portland and Denver (locations in which the family lived) as well as newspaper clippings and articles and other materials relating to the women's suffrage movement and anti-war petitions and activities.


  • 1897 - 1906

Biographical / Historical

Ella Costillo Bennett (1865-1932) was author of Abelard & Heloise: the Love Letters, a Poetical Rendering (1907). Bennett was also a feature writer for a number of newspapers, including The Wasp / The Pacific Coast Weekly for which she wrote "Knocks from the Iconoclast," and an associate editor for Mythland, a children's magazine. Both Mary L. Bennett, her daughter, and Ray [Raphael] Bennett, her son and television and film actor (d. 1957), figure prominently in the scrapbook.


1 linear feet (1 box)

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The Ella Costello Bennett Collection includes a scrapbook containing typewritten manuscripts, clippings from newspapers of poems and stories of Ella Costillo Bennett, information on the Costillo and Mickolds families, and on Denver, Portland, and San Francisco. Also 6 loose portrait photos, Picturesque Colorado by the Colorado and Southern Railway, c. 1900, autograph book various Colorado towns, 1897-1906, and “The Yellow Journal that Couldn’t Be Muzzled,” by Al Stump from True magazine, May, 1964.

Custodial History

MS 21

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States