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    • Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1926-11-21

    • Vanzetti, Bartolomeo, 1888-1927;Socialism and religion;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 11/21/1926. Writes that Bartolomeo Vanzetti has written her with some questions about Eugene V. Debs regarding his religious outlook, his part in the killing of Governor Frank Steunenberg of Idaho, and his attitude toward...
    • Nuorteva, Santeri 1918-11-19

    • Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Press coverage;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Finish Information Bureau letterhead, 11/19/1918. Writes that he is sending Eugene V. Debs a copy of an open letter that was published in a Swiss newspaper. Tells Eugene V. Debs that the open letter was written by...
    • Avirette, John 1920-10-15

    • United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Trials, litigation, etc.; Pardon; Socialism; Cosgrove, Jack; Poetry;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 10/15/1920. Writes that he is now with Dr. Burshnell who is trying to cure him. Says that North Carolina is beautiful. Says that Eugene V. Debs, "who suffers for the since of the World," is always in his thoughts. Asks...
    • 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...
    • Amer Green, Carroll County, Indiana

    • Lynchings; Homicides; Family Curses;
    • Sonia Griffey's transcribed interview of Michael Griffey's account of the story of Amer Green. According to Michael Griffey, Amer Green was accused of kidnapping Luella Mabbitt and killing her. There was a search for Green and he was found in...
    • Abraham Lincoln

    • Legends; People; People associated with politics & government; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
    • Rick Brye's transcribed interview of Carol johnstone about Abe Lincoln. According to Johnstone, Lincoln was not as honest as people would like to think. Johnstone states that Lincoln once defended a man who was accused of killing a black man. The...
    • Gypsies, Lake County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Laura Jean Smith's transcribed account of gypsies in the Gypsy Cemetery near Crown Point, Indiana. According to Smith, there were gypsies who settled in that are ain the 1800s. She states that after the gypsies arrived, babies of the town started...
    • Hatchetman's cemetery

    • Legends; People; Cemeteries; Ghosts; Axes; Homicides;
    • Raychel Tindall's transcribed interview of Jared Parsons about Hatchetman's Cemetery in Marshall, Illinois. According to Parsons, there was once a man who lived on Macke Road across from the Macke Cemetery. The man went insane and killed his wife...
    • Jail/prison legend, Lake County, Indiana

    • Legends; Jails; Prisons; Prisoners; Prison guards;
    • Dorothy Goldschmidt's transcribed interview of Mrs. John Goldschmidt about a prison legend. According to Goldschmidt, there was a prison where the prisoners were going missing. Officials said they were escaping, but when the prison yard was dug up...
    • Rape legend, Boston, Massachusetts

    • Legends; Crimes; Criminals; Rapes; Sexual harassment; Sex;
    • Barb Barnett's transcribed interview of Mary Crocker about the Boston Strangler. According to Crocker, her cousin was attending college in Boston, Massachusetts, at the same time that the Boston Strangler was raping and killing women in the Boston...
    • Face in the wall

    • Faces; Walls;
    • Alexandra E. Crawford's transcribed personal interview about a face in the wall in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Crawford, a car crashed on Fruitridge Avenue killing a young man the collision. The young man's face is imprinted on the wall.
    • Four arches, Putnam County, Indiana

    • Bridges; Arches; Devil; Sacrifices; Goats; Brides; Grooms (Weddings); Blood; Supernatural; Slaves;
    • This is Julie Parent's typewritten account of her adventures at the Putnam County, Indiana, Four Arches. Parent speaks of rooms where slaves were kept, Satan worship, the killing of goats and people, driving through the Arches, a painting of a...
    • Jeffrey Dahmer

    • Serial murderers;
    • Emily B. Riggs' transcribed interview of Michael A Kukral, Ph.D about his personal relationship with Jeffrey Dahmer. Dr. Kukral went to Junior and Senior High School with Dahmer and in this interview gives some background on Dahmer prior to his...
    • Bonds Chapel

    • Crime; Graves; Chains; Supernatural;
    • This is Scott Meneilly's typewritten account of a variant of the legend of the Bonds Chapel tombstone. According to legend some people hung a bum with a chain blaming him for killing a girl. Before he died, he said that a chain on his grave would...
    • Normal Advance 1913

    • Journalism; Indiana State Normal School; Indiana State University; 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 seniors and printed in the style of an annual yearbook.

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