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    • AIDS, Vigo County, Indiana

    • AIDS (Disease); Hypodermic syringes; Children;
    • This is a transcribed variant of an AIDS urban legend as collected from Krystal Wade by Jonathon Wade. The informant states that her mother heard a story about a little boy at another school who went around poking other students with a needle he...
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Mafia;
    • Lisa Vicars' transcribed account of rumors she heard about Al Capone as a child in Clinton, Indiana. Capone was rumored to have stopped in Clinton, Indiana, frequently for bootlegged alcohol.
    • Bad babysitter, Vermillion County, Indiana

    • Babysitting; Mentally ill persons; Microwave ovens;
    • Marianne Mack's typewritten account of a babysitting urban legend as collected by Fauniel Mack regarding a couple who hires a babysitter with whom they are unfamiliar. Upon returning home, they discover the girl has put their child in the microwave.
    • Bad babysitter, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Babysitting; Infants; Dead persons;
    • Deb Cleveland's typewritten account of a babysitting urban legend as collected by Kathy Bennett regarding a couple who leaves their child for the babysitter to catch their place on time. When they return home from their trip, they discovered their...
    • Barnes, Sara C. 1920-03-28

    • Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983; Socialism -- United States.;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 3/28/1920. States that his letters are an "elixir" to her. Mentions that she heard a talk given by Scott Nearing. Also mentions that the Lyceum Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was raided and some socialists were...
    • Beehive hairdos, Marion County, Indiana

    • Hairstyles; Beehives; Insects;
    • Cassandra Brooks's typewritten variant of the Beehive Hairdo urban legend as collected by herself. She states that she heard the story in high school about a girl who did not comb out her beehive hairstyle for months. Subsequently, a classmate...
    • Belle Gunness

    • Legends; People; Criminals; Serial murderers; Women; Insurance; Children; Dismemberment;
    • Catie Spicer's transcribed interview of Keenan Price about Belle Gunness. Price gives an account of Belle Gunness' crimes as he has heard them. According to Price, there is much history and lore about Belle Gunness that still survives in La Porte,...
    • Benson, Allan 1912-07-11

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 7/11/1912. Says that the editor of PEARSON'S MAGAZINE has promised to send 300 copies of the issue containing his article about Eugene V. Debs. Tells Theodore Debs that he is glad to know that he liked it. Remarks that he...
    • Bentall, J. O. 1919-10-12

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 10/12/1919. Writes that it has been a while since he last heard from Theodore Debs. Says that he thinks of Theodore Debs and Eugene V. Debs often. Remarks that he grows impatient when he thinks of how long Eugene V. Debs...
    • Bentall, J. O., 1919-06-20

    • New York Call; United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Trials, litigation, etc.;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 6/20/1919. Says that just as he was writing Eugene V. Debs he heard about his transfer to Atlanta, Georgia. Remarks that he knows nothing except for what he saw in the NEW YORK CALL. Asks that Theodore Debs forward his...
    • Bicknell, George, 1917-02-19

    • Public speaking;Chautauquas
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 2/19/1917. Says that he wants to book Eugene V. Debs for the Chautauqua circuit for the summer of 1918. Writes that he thinks that it would be easy to "sell" Eugene V. Debs at $150. Tells Eugene V. Debs that he has read...
    • Bigfoot, Knox County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals;
    • This transcribed account by James Robert Pinkstaff as recorded by Marita N. Pinkstaff is about how a friend's wife had an experience with a Bigfoot in her back yard. She showed grainy photos to the informant and convinced him to go with her and her...
    • Bigfoot, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals;
    • This transcribed account from Christopher Trench as recorded by Kristal Davis tells of Trench's encounter with a bigfoot-like creature while playing a game of hide-and-seek. Up in a tree, Trench hid and fell asleep all night long, waking up to a...
    • Bigfoot, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Camping;
    • This transcribed account from Chad Norris as recorded by Chris Kemp is about a camping trip Norris heard of in which the campers heard a loud roar in the early morning and that there were reports from other campers who claimed to have "sen it up...
    • Bigfoot, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals;
    • This is a transcribed account from Amy Deahl as recorded by Araksie Corey about a "Monkey Man" which Deahl's friend and the friend's family swear to have heard breathing in to the house through a window which is too high for normal animals to see...
    • Bishop, Mae, 1920-01-08

    • Socialist Party of the United States of America;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 1/8/1920. Writes that she first heard Eugene V. Debs speak on his "Red Special" tour at his stop in Glenwood Springs, Colorado when she was sixteen. Says that she met him afterwards and that Eugene V. Debs took the time to...
    • Borah, William E 1913-06-26

    • Jones, Mother, 1837-1930; Newspapers; Investigations; United States. Congress. Senate;
    • Copy of letter from Eugene V. Debs, 06/26/1913. Says that there are a number of people who should be heard by the Senate investigate committee including Mother Jones, John Brown, W. H. Thompson, C. H. Boswell, and Fred Merrick, who were all tried...
    • Borland, W. P 1930-02-23

    • Social Democracy of America; Lloyd, John; Stedman, Seymour; Berger, Victor L., 1860-1929;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 02/23/1930. Says that he has been thinking back to the old Social Democracy of America days. Writes that he can still see Laurence Gronlund slowly starving to death from lack of clothes. Tells Theodore Debs that he...

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