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    • AIDS, Vigo County, Indiana

    • AIDS (Disease); Sex; Deception;
    • This is a transcribed variant of an AIDS urban legend as told by an anonymous informant to Michael Grilley. The informant states that students on spring break contract AIDS from partners who keep their AIDS a secret.
    • 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...
    • Avirette, John 1920-12-07

    • United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia; Cosgrove, Jack; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Trials, litigation, etc.; Pardon; Poetry;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 12/7/1920. Tells Eugene V. Debs that Woods is busy on Eugene V. Debs's case. Says that Woods and Jack Cosgrove agree that it is wrong to keep Eugene V. Debs in jail. Includes verses from his poem titled "Man."
    • Bigfoot, Orange County, Indiana

    • Monsters; Animals; Warnings;
    • This is a transcribed account by Darlene Beckman about her memory of hearing about the Jolly Green Giant, a monster reported to be eight foot tall with enormous feet. She tells of how people would go searching for this giant in the valley it...
    • Bob-O-Link (Binkley) Victory mine, Seelyville, Indiana

    • Mines and mineral resources -- Indiana -- Vigo County; Mining; Automobiles; Vehicles; Tires; Windows; Trees; Bob-O-Link (Binkley) Victory mine (Seelyville, Ind.)
    • Black and white photocopy of a newspaper photograph of the Bob-O-Link (Binkley) coal mine. The 1935 strip mine opened south of Seelyville called Bob-O-Link, and everyday as Binkley Mine. The mine operated until 1942 as the Pyramid Coal Company. The...
    • Burns, Mamie 1921-02-11

    • Letters; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924; Prisoners;
    • Note from Eugene V. Debs to Theodore Debs on postmarked envelope, 02/11/1921. Writes that as much as he disagrees with Burns' letter he appreciates her sincerity. Tells Theodore Debs that he has tried to keep Christians from slaughtering each other...
    • Clark, David H. 1920-08-05

    • Castleton, Samuel; Employment;Family
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 08/05/1920. Tells Debs that on this morning " the call to outdoors resounds, but Capitalism forbids . . . the call for bread smothers the voice of freedom and drives me each early morn to the dungeon." Writes that his...
    • Clark, David H. 1927-02-13

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Haywood, Big Bill, 1869-1928; New York Call; Socialism; Democratic Party (U.S.); Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on American Credit Service letterhead, 02/13/1927. Writes that he and his wife hurry off to work each morning at 6:30 a.m. Mentions that his daughter Nellie Clark enlightened her class about socialism. Says that his...
    • Clark, Genevieve Bennett 1921-09-29

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923; Political prisoners; Pardon;
    • Copy of letter to William Howard Taft, 09/29/1921. Asks that Taft tell her if it is true that he is using his influence to keep Eugene V. Debs in prison. Mentions that when Warren Harding and his wife visited her when she was grieving over the...
    • Coldwell, Joseph M. 1920-10-24

    • Elections -- United States; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Political prisoners; Palmer, Alexander Mitchell, 1872-1936; Presidential elections -- United States; Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1920; Birthdays;
    • Letter to Otto Branstetter, 10/24/1920. Writes that he would like to thank the Prison Comfort Club for sending boxes of fruit and sandwiches. Says that the enthusiasm should not lag this close to the election. Tells Branstetter that he should...
    • College lore-rose-hulman

    • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Fraternities & sororities; Supernatural; Hangings;
    • Juan C. Torrez collected a legend from Erik Stinson pertaining to the Senior Walk at Rose-Hulman located in Terre Haute, Indiana.
    • Crybaby bridge

    • Infants; Bridges; Crying; Supernatural;
    • This is Jay Yochum's typewritten variant of the legend of Crybaby Bridge in Knox County near Vincennes Indiana collected by Darla Gifford. According to legend, a woman had a child she could not keep so she threw it over a bridge. To this day one...
    • Debs, Eugene V. 1895-10-11

    • American Railway Union; Woodstock (Ill.);
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on American Railway Union letterhead, 10/11/1895. Discusses the organizing efforts of the American Railway Union in the South. Tells Theodore Debs that he is "damn near crazy with work." States that he finds it difficult...

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