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    • James Dean, the lunch-pail incident

    • Legends; People; People associated with entertainment & sports;
    • Jeremy Justus's transcribed interview of Kenneth Jones Harrold about James Dean. According to Harrold, Dean always had better lunches than Harrold. One day on the school bus, Harrold was going to steal part of Dean's lunch but before he could Dean...
    • Tales of Terre Haute

    • Ferries; Steamboats; Rescues; Wabash River (Ind.); Drowning;
    • Three typed pages which talk about the firs trip made by a steamboat after it picked up passengers in Terre Haute. A young girl whose last name was Linton fell overboard and was rescued from the Wabash River by a man whose last name was Hubbard.
    • Schmidt, Katherine L 1931-04-24

    • Newspapers; Prisoners; Mooney, Thomas J., 1882-1942;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 04/24/1931. Writes that it was kind of Schmidt to send the article taken from the SAN FRANCISCO DAILY NEWS of 02/19/1931. Says that John A. Barry is made of "superior clay." Tells Schmidt that the future looks brighter...
    • Gardner, Helen 1931-01-09

    • Gardner, Helen;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 1/9/31. Writes that when he read her note he thought of Robert Burns' line, "The dire disappointments we meet with in life are many." Says that Gardner must not let this incident destroy her life.
    • Hilquit, Morris 1913-11-15

    • Religion; Socialism and religion; Socialists; White, Bouck, 1874-1951;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 11/15/13. Writes that he is grateful for Eugene V. Debs'suggestions to help strengthen the argument in his article on religion. Assures Eugene V. Debs that he will try to clarify his distinction between the "church as a...
    • Kopelin, Louis 1915-02-13

    • Postcards;
    • Photocopy of postcard from Eugene V. Debs, 2/3/15. Tells Kopelin that he has filed a report with the Federal Board of Industrial Relations concerning an incident that took place in Girard, Kansas.
    • Phillips, J.A 1937-04-04

    • Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 4/4/1937. Writes that he is sorry to have missed Phillips when he was in Terre Haute, Indiana. Says that he notes that aligning the Order of Railway Conductors with the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen can be a dangerous...
    • Mailloux, Emily Debs 1926-12-01

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Death and burial
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 12/1/1926. Writes that she went to see Morris Hillquit to tell him that Theodore Debs disapproved of the Socialist Party's plan to raise $200,000. Says that Morris Hillquit had already called Victor Berger to tell him not...
    • Mercer, Ida F. 1914-09-08

    • National Rip-Saw; Judicial proceedings
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 9/8/1914. Writes that Eugene V. Debs's letters always help her during her periods of depression. Assures Eugene V. Debs that his hope and courage will carry her through her trial. Mentions that she is currently reading the...
    • 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...
    • Joseph Benti

    • Celebrities; Journalism; Television news anchors;
    • Barbara Parker's transcribed interview of Ted Parker about an incident with Joseph Benti. Benti was said to have hit a former mayor of Terre Haute, Indiana.
    • Max Lynch

    • Legends; People; Religion; Religious groups; Freedom of religion; Religious meetings; Religious processions; Indiana State University; Indiana State Laboratory High School (Terre Haute, Ind.);
    • L. Joseph Stivers transcribed interview of Ron Williams about Brother Max Lynch. Williams and Lynch had an exchange in which Williams answered a question with a different answer than Lynch wanted. Since Lynch made him look bad, Williams went to...
    • Angels, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Angels; Supernatural;
    • Stephanie L. Bates' transcribed interview of Richard Dustin Doyle's account of supernatual story about a woman who was walking home one night through a park where an escaped convict rapist was said to be. Unaware of the escaped rapist, she prayed...
    • Feeble-minded person in Washington, Indiana

    • People with disabilities; People; Legends;
    • Ann Ledgerwood's transcribed interview of Greg Wimmenauer about Bill Conley. According to Wimmenauer, Conley went fishing with his brothers and they tied him to a pole on a sandbar in the White River. After three days the brothers came back for...
    • Gypsies, Henry County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • LeAnne Dugger's transcribed interview of an anonymous 59 year-old female about gypsies. According to this source, a young girl named Catherine Winters was kidnapped from New Castle, Indiana, by a band of gypsies. This source remembers that there...
    • Face in the wall

    • Faces; Walls;
    • Karen Clark transcribed an interview with Vic Clark about a face in the wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Clark, this incident happened on Fruitridge Avenue and the face glows in the wall.

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