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    • Sims, Robert B 1913-05-23

    • Prison sentences; Death;
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 05/23/1913. Writes that abolishing the death penalty is a measure that should appeal to every "just and humane person" in the state of Arizona. Tells Sims that capital punishment is a "relic of barbarism." Says that...
    • Smiley, James L 1920-02-02

    • Pictures; Religion;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 02/02/1920. Says that it was good of Theodore Debs to respond to the letter he wrote Eugene V. Debs. Tells Eugene V. Debs that he thinks of him daily. Writes that he recently saw a picture of John Bunyan which reminded...
    • Vanzetti, Bartolomeo 1927-04-15

    • Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921; Pardon;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 04/15/1927. Says that it is a consolation to both him and Nicola Sacco that Theodore Debs is still alive and supporting them. Expresses the hope that Theodore Debs' optimistic attitude will prove right. Informs Theodore...
    • Viereck, George Sylvester 1920-10-15

    • Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926;
    • Copy of letter to Warren Harding, 10/15/1920. Says that he has been trying to swing the German vote over to Harding. Writes that he trusts that Harding received the messages he sent to James Cox and Franklin Roosevelt saying that he endorsed...
    • Viereck, George Sylvester 1920-10-30

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Prisons;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 10/30/1920. Writes that he appreciated Eugene V. Debs' 2 messages, which he will always count among his most treasured possessions. Expresses the hope that he will meet Eugene V. Debs before too long. Says that he cannot...
    • Yearwood, John 1921-02-04

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Prisons;
    • Copy of letter to the editor of the NEW YORK TIMES, 02/04/1921. Says that the convicts imprisoned under the Alien and Sedition Acts are more like Eugene V. Debs than the hardened criminals that the NEW YORK TIMES compares them to. Writes that to be...
    • Heeb, Arthur B. 1921-09-11

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Political prisoners; Prison sentences; Amnesty; Pardon; Public speaking;
    • Letter to Arthur Free, 9/11/1921. Tells Free that Eugene V. Debs is still in prison even though many of Germany's war criminals have been released. Says that this a case of "discrimination against the common man." Writes that now that peace has...
    • Mooney, Thomas J. 1916-12-23

    • Mooney, Thomas J., 1882-1942
    • Letter to the Officers and Members of the International Molders' Union of North America on Tom Mooney Molders Defense Committee letterhead, 12/23/1916. Writes that C. M. Fickert, the District Attorney prosecuting his case, has become the laughing...
    • Mischke, George M. 1920-01-05

    • Conscientious objection;
    • Copy of letter from Newton D. Baker, 1/5/1920. Says that he received Mischke's petition asking for the amnesty of all political prisoners. Assures Mischke that he favors the early release of all persons "incarcerated in the various prisons...
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Mafia;
    • Lisa Vicars' transcribed account of rumors she heard about Al Capone as a child in Clinton, Indiana. Capone was rumored to have stopped in Clinton, Indiana, frequently for bootlegged alcohol.
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Abortions; Mafia;
    • Lisa Vicars' transcribed interview of Hannah Glover about rumors of Al Capone and Rumrunners in Clinton, Indiana. It was rumored that Al Capone brought his girls to a woman in Clinton in order to get abortions.
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Mafia;
    • Grant Thurn's transcribed interview of Rebecca Thurn about Al Capone. It was rumored that Capone had a house near Mattoon, Illinois, because it was isolated and would make a good hide-out. There were also rumors about drains in the floorboards of...
    • Jesse James

    • Legends; People; Criminals;
    • Steven Nixon's transcribed interview of Jack Nixon about Jesse James. According to Nixon, there are still bullet holes in a house that Jesse James stayed in. The bullet holes are the result of a gun fight between Jesse and Frank James and a posse...
    • Jesse James

    • Legends; People; Criminals;
    • Frank Haas's transcribed interview of Jackie Thornburg about Jesse James. According to Thornburg, there is a farmer who refuses to tear down an old shack because Jesse James used it once to hide in.
    • Jesse James

    • Legends; People; Criminals;
    • Janet Wells's transcribed interview of Wayne Wells about Jesse James. According to Wells, Jesse James stayed in an inn owned by his grandparents.


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