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    • Misers in Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Misers; Miserliness;
    • Barbara Parker's transcribed interview of Mike Kelly about a miser named Shellshock in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Kelly, Shellshock walks around downtown Terre Haute, Indiana, and looks homeless. He was rich before he went ot war and when...
    • Green man

    • Legends; People; People with disabilities; Accidents; Electricity; Electric shocks; Disfigured persons;
    • Bill Denny's transcribed personal account of the Green Man in Pennsylvania. According to Denny, the Green Man worked for the electric company and was shocked. Because of the shock he had heart problems, and he was turned green. He was offered money...
    • Yerex, Mrs. Albert E. 1909-01-12

    • Political campaigns
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on Rex Tours letterhead, 01/12/1909. Writes that she is sending Theodore Debs a refund for the railroad fare he paid to go from San Diego to Los Angeles, California. Says that it took her a while to take care of this matter...
    • Edens, W.G. 1948-08-11

    • Death; Stedman, Seymour
    • Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 8/11/1948. Says that the death of Seymour Stedman did not come as a shock to her since he had been ill so long. Mentions that Irving Stone did come to visit her and Gertrude Debs while he was in Indiana.
    • Henson, William 1920-09-26

    • Fans (Persons); Henson, William; Prisoners; Prisons; Prison sentences; Prison reform; African Americans; Poetry;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 9/26/20. Says that he cannot stop writing Eugene V. Debs because he considers him such a dear friend. Writes that it was Eugene V. Debs who prevented him from going back into the hole. Tells Eugene V. Debs that when he was...
    • Karsner, David 1926-11-16

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Death and burial; Thank-you notes;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 11/16/26. Writes that he appreciated Karsner's sympathy at the time of Eugene V. Debs' death. Says that Eugene V. Debs' death was a terrible shock to him. Mentions that with Eugene V. Debs' passing something inside him...
    • Kirkpatrick, Florence 1945-04-30

    • Death; Debs, Theodore, 1864-1945; Flowers; Thank-you notes; Debs, Gertrude Toy;
    • Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 4/30/45. Says that she is writing to thank Kirkpatrick for her letter of condolence and the flowers that she sent in Theodore Debs' memory. Tells Kirkpatrick that Theodore Debs' death was a great shock to her and...
    • Le Prade, Ruth 1945-04

    • Writing; Debs, Theodore, 1864-1945
    • Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper, 4/?/1945. Writes that she learned from Kate Crane-Gartz of Theodore Debs' death. Says that his death was a great shock to her. Sends condolences on Theodore Debs' death.
    • Le Prade, Ruth 1945-06-30

    • Writing; Debs, Theodore, 1864-1945
    • Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 06/30/1945. Writes that she appreciated Le Prade's letter of condolence on the passing of Theodore Debs. Says that Gertrude Debs has been on the verge of collapse since Theodore Debs’ death. Mentions that...
    • Lewis, Lena Morrow 1945-04-20

    • Condolence notes;
    • Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper, 4/20/1945. Writes that she missed the notice in the NEW YORK TIMES that Theodore Debs had passed on. Says that it was a great shock to her when she heard the news from Julius Gerber. Mentions...
    • Reilly, Joseph W 1946-01-13

    • Prisoners; War -- Public opinion;
    • Letter to Gertrude Debs, 1/13/1946. Tells Gertrude Debs that he is at the Federal Penitentiary in Springfield, Missouri for opposing the war. Says that he has always been an admirer of Eugene V. Debs and Theodore Debs. Remarks that the news of...
    • Maier, C.W. 1926-10-22

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Death and burial; Condolence notes
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen letterhead, 10/22/1926. Says that Eugene V. Debs's death came as a shock to him because he did not even know that Eugene V. Debs had been ill. Sends condolences on Eugene V....
    • Mooney, Thomas J. 1934-10-01

    • Thank-you notes
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 10/1/1934. Writes that he greatly appreciated Theodore Debs's letter of condolence that was sent at the time of his mother's death. Remarks that the death of his mother was a great shock to him.
    • Martin Piniak

    • Tramps; Bridges; Homeless persons;
    • Joseph Lesniak's transcribed interview of John Bardman's account of Wooly Bully. Bardman states that Wooly lives under a bridge over the Little Calumet River and that Wooly lives there because he got shell shock in the war.
    • Green man

    • Legends; People; People with disabilities; Accidents; Electricity; Electric shocks; Disfigured persons;
    • Gloria Walker's tanscribed interview of Barbara Folen about the Green Man in Pennsylvania. According to Folen, the Green Man wes shocked somehow and turned green. He would only go out at night because he couldn't go out in the day.
    • Green man

    • Legends; People; People with disabilities; Accidents; Electricity; Electric shocks; Disfigured persons;
    • Gloria Walker's transcribed personal account of the Green Man in Pennsylvania. According to Walker, a little boy was flying a kite and it got caught in power lines. A teenager climbed up to get the kite and got electricuted. The teenager lived, but...
    • Green man

    • Legends; People; People with disabilities; Accidents; Electricity; Electric shocks; Disfigured persons;
    • Peggy Conklin's transcribed interview of Jackie Sopira about the Green Man in Pennsylvania. According to Sopira, the Green Man only comes out at night. He was turned green after he was "burned by electricity" as Sopira states.
    • Green man

    • Legends; People; People with disabilities; Accidents; Electricity; Electric shocks; Disfigured persons;
    • Gloria Walker's transcribed interview of George Walker about the Green Man in Pennsylvania. According to Walker, the Green Man was very ugly, and he only comes out at night. Sometimes he'll take beers if you leave them for him.
    • Green man

    • Legends; People; People with disabilities; Accidents; Electricity; Electric shocks; Disfigured persons;
    • C. Surrena's transcribed interview of Edna Henry about the Green Man in Pennsylvania. According to Henry, a boy got his kite stuck in electric wires and climbed up to get it. When he got up there he fell in the wires and got third degree burns all...

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