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    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is Daryl Giffords typewritten account of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone. According to legend, a man who was killed by a chain had a chain laid across the top of his grave. Now the chain mysteriously grows longer.
    • Crowning of Homecoming Queen

    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Indiana State University Homecoming; Student activities; Students;
    • Wanda Damm is crowned Homecoming Queen at a pep rally as the other candidates look on: Joan Sutherland, Betty Legan, Marcia Kelley, Alice Hochgesang, Darla Skeen, Beverly Stitt, and Ella Bury
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Infants; Bridges; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Jay Yochum's typewritten variant of the legend of Crybaby Bridge in Knox County near Vincennes Indiana collected by Darla Gifford. According to legend, a woman had a child she could not keep so she threw it over a bridge. To this day one...
    • Disappearance of Billy Martin

    • Kidnappings; Missing Children; Disappearances; Brazil (Ind.); Carnival;
    • D.B. Chase's transcribed interview of Darla Parkins' account of Billy Martin's disappearance. Parkins stated that most people believed that Martin was kidnapped by the carnival workers or that he was drowned. Also in this account, Lorraine Evans is...
    • Homecoming Parade

    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Floats (Parades); Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Indiana State University Homecoming; Parades & processions; Spectators; Student activities; Students;
    • Homecoming Queen Wanda Damm with her court: Joan Sutherland, Betty Legan, Marcia Kelley, Alice Hochgesang, Darla Skeen, Beverly Stitt, and Ella Bury on the Homecoming Parade float
    • Homecoming Parade

    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Floats (Parades); Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Indiana State University Homecoming; Parades & processions; Spectators; Student activities; Students;
    • Homecoming Queen Wanda Damm with her court: Joan Sutherland, Betty Legan, Marcia Kelley, Alice Hochgesang, Darla Skeen, Beverly Stitt, and Ella Bury on the Homecoming Parade float.
    • Homecoming Queen and Float

    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Floats (Parades); Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Indiana State University Homecoming; Spectators; Student activities; Students;
    • Homecoming Queen Wanda Damm at a crowded Memorial Stadium on a parade float with her court: Joan Sutherland, Betty Legan, Marcia Kelley, Alice Hochgesang, Darla Skeen, Beverly Stitt, and Ella Bury.
    • Homecoming Queen and Float

    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Floats (Parades); Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Indiana State University Homecoming; Spectators; Student activities; Students;
    • Homecoming Queen Wanda Damm at a crowded Memorial Stadium on a parade float with her court: Joan Sutherland, Betty Legan, Marcia Kelley, Alice Hochgesang, Darla Skeen, Beverly Stitt, and Ella Bury.
    • Homecoming Queen Candidates

    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Footballs; Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Student activities; Students; Student unions;
    • Candidates for the 1956 Homecoming Queen pose with a football outside the Student Union Building (now Tirey Hall): Joan Sutherland, Betty Legan, Wanda Damm, Marcia Kelley, Alice Hochgesang, Darla Steen, Beverly Stitt, and Ella Bury.
    • Homecoming Queen Candidates

    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Footballs; Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Student activities; Students; Student unions;
    • Candidates for the 1956 Homecoming Queen sit outside the Student Union Building (now Tirey Hall): Joan Sutherland, Betty Legan, Wanda Damm, Marcia Kelley, Alice Hochgesang, Darla Steen, Beverly Stitt, and Ella Bury.
    • Homecoming Queen Candidates

    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Footballs; Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Student activities; Students; Student unions;
    • Candidates for the 1956 Homecoming Queen sit outside the Student Union Building (now Tirey Hall): Joan Sutherland, Betty Legan, Wanda Damm, Marcia Kelley, Alice Hochgesang, Darla Steen, Beverly Stitt, and Ella Bury.
    • Homecoming Queen, float and band

    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Floats (Parades); Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Indiana State University Homecoming; Spectators; Student activities; Students; Marching bands; Musical instruments; Musicians;
    • Homecoming Queen Wanda Damm and her court: Joan Sutherland, Betty Legan, Marcia Kelley, Alice Hochgesang, Darla Skeen, Beverly Stitt, and Ella Bury watch from a parade float as the Marching Band plays to a crowded Memorial Stadium
    • House of blue lights

    • Houses; Housing; Light; Supernatural; Ghosts;
    • Darla Gifford collected a legend from Ida Gifford regarding the happenings at the house of blue lights located in the Northeast part of Indianapolis.
    • Newman Club

    • Indiana State College; Indiana State University; Students; Student organizations; Priests;
    • Newman Club members. Front row-Mary Bellner, Dorothy Wilson, Mary Misch, Beryla Boyer, Joyce Morini, Barbara Dooley, Lena Del Vecchio, Mike Brinkman, Lowell Stallbaum, Thomas Wuchner, Ted Brentlinger. Second row-Mary Ann Crews, Timothy Borowski,...
    • Ouija Board, Hillsboro, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Beth Wagoner's transcribed interview of Darla Taggart about her experience with an Ouija Board. According to Taggart, an Ouija board told her and some friends that one of them would die and one of them did.
    • Ouija Board, Hillsboro, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Beth Wagoner's transcribed interview of Darla Taggart about her experience with an Ouija Board. According to Taggart, the spirit of a dead girl was contacted by her and a group of people in an abandoned chapel.
    • Reeve Hall Groups

    • Indiana State College; Indiana State University; Students;
    • Burford Hall residents. Front row-Mayme Williams, Wilma Stafford, Annetta Comingore, Darla Huls, Janet Bonacorsi, Eleanor Hurst, Sandy Hammond, Anne Ward, Connie Sims, Jane Dinkens, Mary Snyder, Patti Powers, Gloria Lottes, Agnes Orth. Second...

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