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    • Employment verification letter, Shirley Owen Slusher

    • Slusher, Shirley Owen; Pyramid Coal Corporation (Terre Haute, Ind.); Victory Mine (Seelyville, Ind.); Coal miners -- Diseases -- Indiana -- Vermillion County; Lungs -- Dust Diseases;
    • This is an employment verification letter for Shirley Owen Slusher to be used for black lung disease compensation.
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Sue Shirley's transcribed personal account of Martin Piniak. According to Shirley, Martin Piniak lives under a bridge in East Chicago, Indiana. He lives there because he feels guilty about the death of his bride-to-be who was killed in a car...
    • Belle Gunness

    • Serial murderers -- Indiana; Homicides -- Indiana; Women; Dismemberment; Nightmares;
    • Jennifer Munson's transcribed interview of Shirley Robinson's account of her mother's experience in the house of Belle Gunness. Shirley Robinson's mother went to Belle Gunness' house after it burned and experienced nightmares for quite a while...
    • Rape legend, Gary, Indiana

    • Legends; Crimes; Criminals; Rapes; Sexual harassment; Sex;
    • Sue Shirley's transcribed personal account of a rape legend from Gary, Indiana. According to Shirley, an older woman had hired a man to come do some work around the house for her. One night after the woman went to bed, the man snuck back in her...
    • Normal Advance 1915

    • Journalism; Indiana State Normal School; Indiana State University; Education; Literature; College yearbooks;
    • A monthly journal written and published by the students and faculty of Indiana State Normal School. The last issue of the school year was dedicated to the graduating seniors and printed in the style of an annual yearbook.
    • Athenaeum

    • Clubs; Indiana State Teachers College; Indiana State University; Student activities; Students;
    • Members of the Athenaeum in the first row, from left to right, were Gerri Rutter, Diane Hemmig, Phyllis Greeve, Ann Jordan, and Sonnie Jo Curry. In the second row, from left to right, are Shirley Oberst, Mary Jo Hayworth, Karen Monschein, Barbar...
    • Johnson Township School Enumeration

    • Students -- Indiana -- Gibson County -- Johnson Township -- 1890-1900;
    • A handwritten ledger book listing number of school age children by family in Johnson Township from 1890-1897, a listing of students who transfer to Johnson Township and from what township along with some transfer slips.
    • Eccentric dirty people, Brazil, Indiana

    • Dirt; Dirty people; Legends; Practical jokes; Halloween;
    • Katherine Fulk's transcribed interview of Shirley Waldridge's account with a dirty man. According to Waldridge, she and her sister were told not to open the door to anyone on Halloween. They opened the door to everyone including an old man who was...
    • Cadaver arm, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Practical jokes; Arms (Anatomy); Mentally ill persons;
    • Joe Manzo's typewritten variant of the Cadaver Arm urban legend as collected by Sue Shirley. In this account, a medical student goes crazy after her fellow students use a cadaver's arm to play a prank on her.
    • Boyfriend's death, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Parking; Kissing; Death;
    • Joe Manso's transcribed variant of The Boyfriend's Death urban legend as collected by Sue Shirley. In this account, a couple is making out in a field when the boy warns his girlfriend not to look up. She does not, but watches his hair turn white...
    • Good versus evil- devil worship

    • Good & evil; Devil; Priests; Magic;
    • Sue Shirley collected a story from Joe Manzo about a priest practicing black magic and being punished by the black book by saying the wrong words to the book. These events occurred in the town of Duronia in Abbrutzi.

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