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    • Ouija Board, Chicago, Illinois

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Leah Stephenson's transcribed interview of Leah L. Stephenson about her experiences with an Ouija Board. According to Stephenson, when she went to St. Xavior College in Chicago, Illinois, she and some friends often used an Ouija Board. They were at...
    • Civil War: George Gegner letter to Lizzie Wayman, September 25, 1864.

    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Letters; Camps; Marching; Soldiers; Railroad mail service; Sabbaths; United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 130th (1863-1865);
    • A letter from George Gegner to his future wife, Lizzie Wayman, dated September 25, 1864. Gegner was stationed in Decatur, Georgia at the time he wrote the letter. In the letter, George tells Lizzie that it had rained the week beforebut as he writes...
    • Snow, G 1921-08-03

    • Political prisoners;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 08/03/1921. Says that he has been in a spiritual prison for as long as Eugene V. Debs has been in a physical one. Informs Eugene V. Debs that when men go to prison for exercising their rights of free speech that he must go...
    • Traubel, Horace 1919-07-27

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Moundsville (W. Va.); Health;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 07/27/1919. Says that he wrote Eugene V. Debs every day that he was in Moundsville, West Virginia. Tells Theodore Debs that he stopped writing when David Karsner told him that Eugene V. Debs did not want his friends in...
    • Clark, John F. 1921-12-04

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Labor unions; Labor leaders; Strikes; Elections -- United States; Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (U.S.);
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 12/04/1921. Says that his wife died a year ago. Writes that he found two old letters from Eugene V. Debs, one dated 04/12/1883 announcing Eugene V. Debs's election to an official position with the Brotherhood of...
    • Hogan, Freda 1919-12-26

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Fans (Persons); Political prisoners; Prisons; Prison sentences;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 12/26/19. Writes that she has not stopped thinking about Eugene V. Debs since his imprisonment. Says that she does not know how the workers of America are able to tolerate the fact that Eugene V. Debs is in prison. Mentions...
    • Hines, Paul J. 1942-10-18

    • Biography; Books; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Eastman, Max, 1883-1969; Sick persons; Health; Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902; Socialists;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on Home and School Library Association letterhead, 10/18/42. Says that he recently drove through Terre Haute, Indiana on his way to Bloomington, Illinois and stopped to send a telegram at the Western Union office. Writes...
    • Karsner, David 1927-10-24

    • WEVD (Radio Station) New York, N.Y.; Terre Haute (Ind.);
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 10/24/27. Writes that he is sorry that he missed Theodore Debs when he stopped by for a visit. Says that he thinks that WEVD is a "lovely and useful tribute" to Eugene V. Debs. Tells Theodore Debs that he hopes to visit him...
    • Debs, Eugene V. n.d. 048

    • Terre Haute (Ind.); Debs family; Cooper, Marguerite Debs; Debs, Katherine Metzel; Curry, Mabel Dunlap, 1868-1947;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs and Gertrude Debs, 5/15/?. Tells Theodore Debs and Gertrude Debs that his "seige is almost ended" and he shall soon return home to Terre Haute, Indiana. Says that although he has not been able to write often, he has never...
    • Nixon, Don M 1927-10-21

    • Books;
    • Letter to Marie Debs Heinl on WABASH PLAIN DEALER letterhead, 10/21/1927. Writes that he appreciated the copy of Eugene V. Debs's book that Marie Debs Heinl sent. Remarks that he has stopped by twice to visit Marie Debs Heinl in Terre Haute,...
    • Otto, Max Carl 1921-08-08

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 8/8/1921. Tells Theodore Debs that he is going to spend his vacation going through a pile of neglected letters. Says that he wanted to write Theodore Debs to tell him how much he appreciated his work for the cause. Remarks...
    • Rose, Sumner W 1920-05-01

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Trials, litigation, etc.; Political prisoners
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 5/1/1920. Says that he stopped writing Eugene V. Debs for a while because he did not want continue overburdening Theodore Debs by having him respond to every letter that he sent. Assures Eugene V. Debs that things are...
    • Meng, J.A.C. 1926-03-12

    • Prohibition; Prohibitionists
    • Letter from Eugene V. Debs, 3/12/1926. Writes that he does not have much time to respond to Meng's letter because he and his wife are getting ready to leave for a trip to Bermuda. Tells Meng that he did not have him personally in mind when he wrote...
    • 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.
    • Eccentric dirty people, Emison, Indiana

    • Dirt; Dirty people; Legends;
    • Lola Faris' transcribed personal account of Jesse Carol. Carol lived in Emison, Indiana, and was very dirty. No one paid much attention to Jesse, but when he stopped appearing people got worried. When someone went to check on him, they found Jesse...
    • Supernatural encounters, UFOs

    • Unidentified flying objects; Supernatural;
    • This is Lucille Like's typewritten account of a legend she knows about UFOs. Her friend George was on a train heading for Indianapolis when a UFO stopped all the machinery, which would not start again no matter what.
    • Ouija Board, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Bob Robinson's transcribed interview of an anonymous source about an experience with an Ouija Board. According to this source, there was a time he witnessed an Ouija Board give the name "Apollian" as its own. The Ouija Board was saying all kinds of...
    • Ouija Board, Brazil, Indiana

    • Supernatural; Ghosts; Spiritualism; Spiritual life; Ouija boards; Legends; Demons;
    • Heather Cooksey's transcribed interview of Hope Cooksey about her experience with an Ouija Board. According to Cooksey, she and her friends tried to use an Ouija Board once and it went crazy so they stopped.
    • Rape legend, Terre Haute, Indiana

    • Legends; Crimes; Criminals; Rapes; Sexual harassment; Sex;
    • Cynthia Berry's transcribed interview of Cary Shipp about a rape legend from Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Shipp, there was a minister who was accused of raping a girl in his study during church. Everyone in the congregation stopped going...


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