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    • Wagner, Phil 1916-06-24

    • Public speaking; Socialism; Strikes;
    • Copy of letter from Eugene V. Debs, 06/24/1916. Writes that he has just returned to his hotel after speaking at a meeting in Crystal Falls, Michigan "under peculiar difficulties and extraordinary circumstances." Says that there were rumors flying...
    • Reilley, James M 1912-08-01

    • Barnes, John Mahlon, 1866-1934;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 8/1/1912. Says that ever since he read Eugene V. Debs's statement regarding the J. Mahlon Barnes matter that he has been wanting to write Eugene V. Debs. Writes that Eugene V. Debs has been misinformed regarding the manner...
    • Gypsies, Howard County, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Nomads; Manners & customs;
    • Paul Tucker's transcribed interview of Kurt Auzins about gypsies. According to Auzins, there is a gypsy king buried in Albright Cemetery in Kokomo, Indiana. The man's last name was Ziko. Mrs. Ziko would frequently bring food and treats to her...
    • Stone, Irving; 1947-11-18

    • Diseases; Books; Socialism;
    • Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 11/18/1947. Writes that his wife, Jean Stone, has been ill in bed for the past few days. Says that the only thing that distresses him about the rumor that he farms out his writing is that it distresses Cooper....
    • Traubel, Horace 1908-10-21 2

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Health;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 10/21/1908. Writes that he is again seeing rumors in the newspapers about Eugene V. Debs. Assures Theodore Debs that he does not believe them. Says that Eugene V. Debs cannot be sick. Tells Theodore Debs that he wants to...
    • Wheeler, John N. 1922-05-30

    • United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia;
    • Copy of letter from Eugene V. Debs, 05/30/1922. Says that when he was in the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia he heard a lot about the case of Charles W. Morse. Writes that the rumors which circulated in the prison were that Charles W....
    • Unidentified Correspondents 1920-10-23

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia; Soviet Union;
    • Incomplete letter to Eugene V. Debs, 10/23/1920. Writes that he has heard that Eugene V. Debs' refuses to leave his prison cell because he is a Leninist. Says that the veracity of this rumors does not matter since Eugene V. Debs has proclaimed...
    • Goodyear, Rosalie 1931-01-30

    • Fans (Persons); Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Death and burial; Debs, Katherine Metzel; Socialist Party of the United States of America; Wills;
    • Letter to Katherine Debs, 1/30/31. Says that the Socialist Party is trying to create an endowment fund for Katherine Debs but that it will be difficult to raise the funds unless Katherine Debs makes a statement regarding the rumors surrounding...
    • Haywood, William D. 1919-11-17

    • Industrial Workers of the World; Political prisoners; Prisons; Prison sentences; Sick persons; Health; Socialism; Law enforcement;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs on Industrial Workers of the World General Defense Committee letterhead, 11/17/19. Says that he has heard many conflicting rumors concerning Eugene V. Debs' state of health. Writes that everyone would be glad to know how...
    • Heinl, Robert D. 1940-02-20

    • Amnesty; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923; Prison sentences; Political prisoners; Pardon; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 2/20/40. Says that while Samuel Hopkins Adams has been "most kind and more than generous in his estimate" of Eugene V. Debs "and his characteristics," he wrongly depicts Warren Harding "as a charming personality, a kind,...
    • Holmes, John Haynes 1921-11-29

    • American Legion; Amnesty; Christmas; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Pardon; Political prisoners; Prison sentences;
    • Letter toTheodore Debs on Community Church of New York City, New York letterhead, 11/29/21. Writes that he agrees with what Theodore Debs says about the American Legion. States that he is sending Theodore Debs a copy of the last issue of UNITY in...
    • Lewis, Lena Morrow 1920-08-27

    • Writing; Socialist Labor Party;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 8/27/1920. Tells Theodore Debs that she is planning meetings for William Henry and Seymour Stedman to speak in Seattle, Washington. Says that Seymour Stedman does not deserve all of the flak he has been receiving. ...
    • 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.
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Abortions; Mafia;
    • Lisa Vicars' transcribed interview of Hannah Glover about rumors of Al Capone and Rumrunners in Clinton, Indiana. It was rumored that Al Capone brought his girls to a woman in Clinton in order to get abortions.
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Prohibition; Mafia;
    • Grant Thurn's transcribed interview of Rebecca Thurn about Al Capone. It was rumored that Capone had a house near Mattoon, Illinois, because it was isolated and would make a good hide-out. There were also rumors about drains in the floorboards of...
    • Eccentric dirty people, Springfield, Tennessee

    • Dirt; Dirty people; Legends; Haunted houses; Snakes;
    • Sharon Fryar's transcribed interview of Pam Randolph's account of an incredibly dirty house that people said was haunted. According to Randolph, the Clay family lives there and are really dirty. They have snakes and snake skins all over the house....
    • 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...
    • Murdered spouses, Muncie, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Homicides; Spouses; Murdered spouses;
    • Robin Gifford's transcribed personal story of murdered spouses in Muncie, Indiana. According to Gifford, a doctor's wife disappeared from Muncie, Indiana, following an argument with her husband. Rumors state that the doctor murdered his wife,...


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