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    • Cats

    • Cats; Superstitions; Luck;
    • Sandy Lehnen collected a folk belief from Lexa Barnes, regarding a conversion action to dispel bad luck from black cats.
    • Cats

    • Cats; Superstitions; Luck;
    • Gloria Veach collected a folk belief from Pat White, regarding a conversion action to dispel bad luck from black cats.
    • Cats

    • Cats; Superstitions; Luck;
    • Terri Dickey collected a folk belief from Domenic Nepote, Jr., regarding a conversion action to dispel bad luck from black cats.
    • Cats

    • Cats; Superstitions; Luck;
    • Kathryn Dagnall collected a folk belief from Jessica Cason, regarding a conversion action to dispel bad luck from black cats.
    • Cats

    • Cats; Superstitions; Dreams; Luck;
    • Carla Lewis shares a personal experience narrative regarding yelling at cats being bad luck and cats appearing in dreams bringing good fortune.
    • Normal Advance 1903

    • 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.
    • Goldman, Emma 1926-03-18

    • Soviet Union; Great Britain; Berkman, Alexander, 1870-1936;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 3/18/26. Writes that she is now delivering a series of lectures on Ibsen in London, England. Says that she appreciated his "high opinion" of both her and Alexander Berkman. Tells Eugene V. Debs that he is wrong to think...
    • Henson, William 1921-04-13

    • Fans (Persons); African Americans; Prisoners; Poetry; Writing;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 4/13/21. Includes an essay titled "The Meaning of the Motto 'He Profits Most Who Serves Best'" saying that service not selfishness should be the guiding principle in modern life. Also includes a poem titled "That's Luck"...
    • Mann, Tom 1925-12-30

    • Greeting cards;
    • Postcard to F. W. Taylor, 12/30/1925. Writes that he is sending F. W. Taylor New Year's greetings. Says that he wishes Eugene V. Debs good luck in his work for the cause.
    • Brenholtz, E. A 1912-03-14

    • Lawrence (Mass.); Strikes; Newspapers; Haywood, Big Bill, 1869-1928; Ettor, Joseph J.;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 03/14/1912. Says that he appreciated Theodore Debs's last letter. Expresses the hope that the Lawrence Strike brings victory for the workers. Says that he wishes William Haywood and Joseph Ettor the best of luck in the...
    • Cat lady of Hymera, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Cats; Animals; Witches;
    • Neal Woods' transcribed interview of Scott Dean about the Cat Lady in Hymera, Indiana. According to Dean, the Cat Lady had about twenty cats. People said that she was a witch. There were also rumors that people would have bad luck if they went into...
    • Ugly old doctor

    • Hermits; Physicians; Folk cures;
    • Dallas Meneely's transcribed interview of Carol A. McRae about the Ugly Old Doctor. In this account, McRae's grandmother had rheumatism and was cured by the Ugly Old Doctor. After seeing traditional doctors and having no luck, someone sent for the...
    • 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 an Ouija Board. According to McGrath, if the spirit talking to you through the board does not say "bye" you will have bad luck forever.
    • Vanishing hitchhiker, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Hitchhiking; Accidents; Ghosts;
    • A transcribed variant of the Vanishing Hitchhiker urban legend as collected by Pam Townsend from an anonymous informant. In this account, the informant describes a girl who was killed in a car accident along a certain stretch of road. People now...

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