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    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Hiding; Underground railroad; Illinois; Bread & soup lines; Prohibition;
    • Barbara Vlahos's transcribed interview of Missy Smith's about three different stories. The first story is about Al Capone. According to Smith, Capone had a house in Skylar County, Illinois, and he ran liquor through there as a bootlegger. The...
    • Baldwin, Roger, 1928-05-25

    • All-American Anti-Imperialist League; Communism;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 5/25/1928. Writes that the National Committee of the All-America Anti-Imperialist League is "outside the Communist movement" even though its secretary is a member of the Communist Party. Asks that Theodore Debs consider...
    • Barnes, Sara C. 1921-04-16

    • Gale, Linn A.E. (Linn Abel Eaton), b. 1892;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 4/16/1921. States that his letters help her even though she knows he has an avalanche of work. Mentions that Linn A. E. Gale might be deported. Writes that she appreciated the literature that Theodore Debs sent.
    • Blanford Cubs letter from Dan Sowers

    • Blanford Cubs (Baseball team); Women baseball players -- Indiana; Baseball -- Indiana -- History;
    • Dan Sowers, National Director of the American Legion, sent this letter in response to a letter that Margaret had written him. He regrets not being able to attend a game that Margaret played in which was most likely a local American Legion game. He...
    • Bohn, William E 1943-10-28

    • New Leader; Communism; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 10/28/1943. Says that he has read Bohn's article in the NEW LEADER. Tells Bohn that Eugene V. Debs was "unqualifidely opposed to communism, as he was to dictatorship." Writes that even though Eugene V. Debs hated the...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Graves; Chapels; Supernatural;
    • This is a typewritten account of Alice Nicholson's variant of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone. According to legend, even though the chain has been sanded off, it still reappears.
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is Duane Benham's typewritten variant of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone as collected by Rob Brown. According to legend a soldier was wrongly accused of something, and when he died he said a cross would grow on his tombstone.
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Graves; Chains; Death; Supernatural;
    • This is Maurice Ragsdale's typewritten variant of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone as collected by Stephen F. Zmyslo. According to legend, a chain grows from the tombstone and the number of links varies depending on when you visit.
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is Kelly Leighty's typewritten account of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone collected by Jeff Pruitt. According to legend, when the chain on the side of the tombstone reaches the ground the world is supposed to end.
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Graves; Cemeteries; Chains; Supernatural; Crosses;
    • These are anonymous, dateless, mysterious photos of the gravestone of Floyd E. Pruett in the Bonds Chapel cemetery in Orange County Indiana.
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Chapels; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is Joy Cook's typewritten account of a legend she knows about the Bonds Chapel Cemetery in Orange County Indiana. According to legend a chain grows on the tombstone in the shape of a cross. Note, even though Orangeville is stated, this is...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Graves; Chains; Chapels; Supernatural;
    • This is Tanya Georges typewritten account of a variant of the Bonds Chapel tombstone as collected by Giselle Hess. According to legend the loss of a woman's husband drove her insane and she had to be chained up in her room. Now a chain grows a new...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Graves; Chains; Police; Accidents; Supernatural;
    • This is Carl Brassine's typewritten variant of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone as collected by Kathie Flood. According to legend, some boys viewing the grave with the chain suffered some chain related misfortune.
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Cemeteries; Chains; Graves; Supernatural;
    • This is Marge Bledsoe's typewritten account of a variant of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone. Though she lists it near Salem, it is actually near Orleans in Orange County.
    • Branstetter, Otto 1921-04-04

    • American Civil Liberties Union; Amnesty; Demonstrations; Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924; Robins, Lucy; Industrial Workers of the World;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Socialist Party letterhead, 04/04/1921. Writes that the sizes of the Socialist Party's petitions for amnesty are not what he would have liked them to be. Tells Eugene V. Debs that the demonstration must not be put off....
    • Brewer, Grace 1914-01-26

    • Thank-you notes; Appeal to Reason; Warren, Fred D., 1872 or 3-1959;
    • Photocopy of letter from Eugene V. Debs, 01/26/1914. Writes that he appreciated Fred Warren's kindness in not charging him for books published by the Appeal Publishing Company even though he had severed his connections with the APPEAL TO REASON.
    • Castleton, Samuel 1920-09-11

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia; Censorship; Elections -- United States;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 09/11/1920. Expresses the hope that Eugene V. Debs feels better soon. Says that Warden Fred Zerbst is holding on to one of Eugene V. Debs's press releases until the Department of Justice gives permission to publish it. ...
    • Cohen, Joseph E. 1920-12-20 TD

    • Socialist Party of the United States of America; Soviet Union;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 12/20/1920. Says that should the Socialist Party give him "sailing orders" he shall go to Russia. Writes that even though Debs thinks Cohen deserves to go because of his service rendered to the Socialist Party, Cohen...
    • Crane-Gartz, Kate 1934-01-01

    • Elections -- United States; Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968; Writing;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 01/01/1934. Writes that he appreciated the copy of Upton Sinclair's I, GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA. Mentions that he heard the rumor that Sinclair is going to enter the Democratic primary as a candidate for the gubernatorial...

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