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    • Helpful ghosts

    • Ghosts; Supernatural;
    • Stephen Kline's transcribed account of supernatural legend involving a ghost named Jack who appears to people who are cutting down trees with chainsaws that it is dangerous in Howard County, Indiana.
    • Normal Advance 1914

    • Journalism; Indiana State Normal School; 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 senios and printed in the style of an annual yearbook.
    • Bad babysitter, Daviess County, Indiana

    • Babysitting; Dead persons; Infants;
    • Karen Steen's handwritten account of a babysitting urban legend as collected by Bette Graber regarding a couple who leaves their child in its high chair for the babysitter so they can catch their plane. The babysitter believes the couple has taken...
    • Murdered spouses, Japan

    • Legends; People; Homicides; Spouses; Murder victims; Supernatural; Ghosts;
    • Aaron Drumm's transcribed interview of Nancy Arthur about murdered spouses in Japan. According to Arthur, a young woman named Oiwa was married to a young samurai and was pregnant. The young samurai fell in love with another woman and wanted to...
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Jody Robinson's transcribed interview of Melissa McGrath about her experience with Ouija Boards. According to McGrath, a friend of her grandmother would contact a dead uncle through the Ouija board. She became frightened when she realized a man...
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Allen County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Ghosts; Terrorism;
    • Stephanie Simerman's transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Josh Simerman. In this account, a cab driver picks up a woman who says that her mother is going to die unless she warns her. The man is startled and...
    • Cats

    • Cats; Superstitions; Dead persons; Infants;
    • Toni Lee Earleywine collected a folk belief from Zola earleywine, regarding cats as relating to babies and the dead.
    • Floaten, A.H 1926-10-26

    • Condolence notes; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Death and burial
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 10/26/1926. Sends condolences on Eugene V. Debs's death. Says that even though Eugene V. Debs is dead the "Socialist organization for which he devoted his life to build is still alive."
    • Selby, Eugenie Debs 1874-10-03

    • Employment; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Terre Haute (Ind.); Death;
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 10/3/1874. Writes that he will not be able to make it home to Terre Haute, Indiana because unemployment is high and he needs to stay where he is so that he can support himself. Says that he will be returning to Terre...
    • Zimmerman, Rose 1921-10-30

    • Socialists;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 10/30/1921. Writes that his father was one of the first 28 members of the Socialist Party in New York City, New York. Tells Eugene V. Debs that although her father is dead that his ideals live on in his wife and children.
    • Vanzetti, Bartolomeo 1926-05-31

    • Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Health
    • Incomplete letter to Eugene V. Debs, 05/31/1926. Writes that he read Eugene V. Debs' appeal in the DAILY WORKER. Says that both he and Nicola Sacco appreciated it. Tells Eugene V. Debs that the Massachusetts Supreme Court has refused to hear his...
    • Vanzetti, Bartolomeo 1926-12-19

    • Debs, Theodore, 1864-1945; Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921; Health
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 12/19/1926. Writes that he appreciated the information Theodore Debs sent him on Eugene V. Debs and the article "What His Neighbors Say of Him." Informs Theodore Debs that he expects only "misery and death" from the judge...
    • Vanzetti, Bartolomeo 1927-04-12

    • Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921;
    • Copy of letter from Theodore Debs, 04/12/1927. Tells Vanzetti that if the Massachusetts Supreme Court's decision does not "arouse spontaneous indignation and resentment on the part of the organized workers in this country, especially in...

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