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    • Oral history: Simmons, Michael

    • College students -- Reminiscing; Indiana State University -- Students;
    • Oral history interview of Michael Simmons. He is asked to answer the following questions: " How did you come up with the idea of a tricycle race? Were there any rules that you had to come up with for the very first race? Were there any differences...
    • Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity

    • Employees; Fraternities & sororities; Indiana State College; Indiana State University; Students;
    • Members of the Active Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Front row, from left to right: Harry Andrew Perry, Stephen Wiggins, Richard Vaughn, Bruce Babcock, William Skorjanc, Jack Butler, Mrs. Lewman (house mother), William Mendenhall,...
    • Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity

    • Employees; Fraternities & sororities; Indiana State College; Indiana State University; Students;
    • Members of the Active Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Front row, from left to right: Harry Andrew Perry, Stephen Wiggins, Richard Vaughn, Bruce Babcock, William Skorjanc, Jack Butler, Mrs. Lewman (house mother), William Mendenhall,...
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Light; Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • This is Michael M. Mauntel's typewritten account of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana. According to Michael, he visited Spook Light Hill and he didn't believe the stories. He saw the light and said he had never seen...
    • Cadaver arm, Clay County, Indiana

    • Arms (Anatomy); Practical jokes; mentally ill persons
    • Michael Redenbarger's transcribed variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Michael Oellig. In this account, a nurse goes crazy after her co-workers use a cadaver arm to play a prank on her.
    • Boyfriend's death, Clay County, Indiana

    • Parking; Sounds; Hangings;
    • Michael Redenbarger's transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death as collected by Michael Oellig. In this account, a girl discovers that her boyfriend has been hanged above their car after he fails to return from investigating a strange sound.
    • ISU campus legends, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Construction; Construction workers; Roofs; Dormitories;
    • Michael R. Aycock collected a story from informant Michael R. Aycock pertaining to the ghost of Jones Hall at Indiana State University. This story talks about a construction worker falling off of the building while working.
    • Good versus evil- devil worship

    • Devil; Forests; Light; Bags; Good & evil;
    • Michael Oellig is both the collector and the informant in this memorate. He tells a personal story about an experience he had with a friend. An old man McGaffey lived near by and threatened kids who would come on his property that he would shoot...
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Hills; Light; Ghosts; Decapitations; Searching; Supernatural;
    • This is Michael Hanna's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana. According to legend, a glowing yellow light will appear at night. This is the ghost of a man who is looking for his missing head.
    • Amer Green, Carroll County, Indiana

    • Lynchings; Homicides; Family Curses;
    • Sonia Griffey's transcribed interview of Michael Griffey's account of the story of Amer Green. According to Michael Griffey, Amer Green was accused of kidnapping Luella Mabbitt and killing her. There was a search for Green and he was found in...
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Michael Mulligan's transcribed personal account of a man who went insane after his wife's death. According to Mulligan, the man went insane after hearing of his wife's death and passed the insane behavior on to his son.
    • Spook Light Hill

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Decapitations; Light; lanterns; Hills;
    • This is Michael Stewart Pech's typewritten variant of the legend of Spook Light Hill in Clay County near Brazil Indiana, collected by Kara Speth. According to legend, there is a dangerous ghostly light at Spook Light Hill that is summoned by...
    • Taylor, Michael J. 1920-09-01

    • Labor unions; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America letterhead, 09/01/1920. Writes that the Chicago, Illinois members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of the America has organized a "Debs-Cunnea Amalgamated Campaign League." Says...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Bridges; Infants; Crying; Cemeteries; Supernatural;
    • This is Michael P. Sumner's typewritten variant of the legend of crybaby bridge in Madison County Indiana near Pendleton, collected by Christina R. Tharp. According to legend, somebody lost their baby over a bridge, and now one can hear the baby...
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Infants; Bridges; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Michael Pea's typewritten variant of the legend of crybaby bridge, collected by Brian Lam. According to legend, one can hear a baby crying under the bridge.
    • Bad babysitter, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Babysitting; Ovens; Parties;
    • James Kittrell's typewritten account of a babysitting urban legend as collected by Michael Nidey regarding a couple who leaves their child with a teenage girl who throws a party at their house. When the couple return home, they discover the party...

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