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    • Assailant in the backseat, Lake County, Indiana

    • Criminals; Automobiles; Automobile service stations; African Americans;
    • This is Bonnie Bales's typewritten variant of the Assailant in the Backseat urban legend as collected by Marge Skalba. In this variant, a woman is buying some gas when the station attendant informs her that he must call the police because her money...
    • Bellush, Bernard 1944-02-21

    • Fascism; Great Britain; New Leader;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs from "Somewhere in Britain," 2/21/1944. Says that Robert Ingersoll once wrote, "To plow is to pray, to plant is to prophesy, and the harvest answers and fulfils." Remarks that Robert Ingersoll's name probably brings back...
    • Bellush, Bernard, 1944-02-21

    • Great Britain; Socialism;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs from "Somewhere in Britain," 2/21/1944. Says that Robert Ingersoll once wrote, "To plow is to pray, to plant is to prophesy, and the harvest answers and fulfils." Remarks that Robert Ingersoll's name probably brings back...
    • Berger, Victor, 1913-06-06

    • Miners' strikes; West Virginia Mine Wars, W. Va., 1897-1921;
    • Report to the National Committee of the Socialist Party, signed by Berger, Adolph Germer, and Eugene V. Debs, 6/6/1913. Says that they went to Charleston, West Virginia to investigate the strike situation in West Virginia pursuant to the request of...
    • Bleich, Marjorie, 1921-02-04

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 2/4/1921. Says that she has always wanted to know Eugene V. Debs more intimately. Writes that Woodrow Wilson fears Eugene V. Debs's "super-man qualities."
    • Bookstaber, Anna 1921-04-30

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Trials, litigation, etc.; Young People's Socialist League; Socialist Party of the United States of America;
    • Letter to Eugene V Debs on Southern Textile Improvement Company letterhead, 04/30/1921. Mentions that she is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Company and wanted to see Eugene V Debs while she was in Atlanta, Georgia but prison regulations...
    • Branstetter, Otto 1923-10-27

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Health;
    • Copy of letter from Theodore Debs, 10/27/1923. Writes that Eugene V. Debs's schedule is too grueling. Says that he was shocked when he heard that after 6 weeks on the Pacific coast the national office wanted to ship him out east for another 2...
    • Brown, Bishop William Montgomery 1928-01-03

    • Thank-you notes; Eulogies ;Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Death and burial
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 01/03/1928. Writes that he wanted to thank Theodore Debs for sending the volume of Eugene V. Debs's writings. Says that he eulogized Eugene V. Debs on the lecture tour he took soon after Eugene V. Debs's death.
    • Cornelison, M. K. 1921-07-24

    • United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia; Socialists;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 07/24/1921. Writes that he wanted to send Debs a melon but that the expense was too high. Mentions that he has been a socialist for twenty years.
    • Death of spouse causes insanity

    • Legends; People; Spouses; Death; Death & burial; Mentally ill persons;
    • Art Robertson's transcribed interview of Russell Robertson about a woman who went insane after the death of her husband. According to Robertson, the woman built an exact replica of her house after her husband's death. She wanted to move but still...
    • Debs, Eugene V. 1922-08-03

    • Health; Lindlahr Sanitarium; Socialist Party of the United States of America; Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 08/03/1922. Mentions a visit Rose Pastor Stokes and Jim Larkin made to Terre Haute, Indiana. Says that Judge Neil came to visit but he refused to see him and that he probably went away mad. Writes that he wishes more...
    • Donovan, Mary n.d

    • Condolence notes; Death; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 -- Death and burial; Sacco, Nicola, 1891-1927; Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921; Vanzetti, Bartolomeo, 1888-1927;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee letterhead, n.d. Asks Theodore Debs if he received the roses sent on behalf of the committee in honor of Eugene V. Debs. Says that she is inquiring because Bartolomeo Vanzetti wanted to...
    • Eccentric dirty people, Bloomington, Indiana

    • Dirt; Dirty people; Legends; Baseball; Intoxication;
    • Scott Duncan's transcribed interview of Robert Duncan about Louie Pillson. According to Duncan, Pillson used to go to baseball games and get very drunk. While he was drunk, he would soil himself. No one ever wanted to give him a ride home.
    • Germer, Adolph 1944-11-26

    • Lewis, John Llewellyn, 1880-1969; Stone, Irving, 1903-1989; United Mine Workers of America;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia letterhead, 11/26/44. Writes that John L. Lewis has not been faring well lately, especially after the rebuke he received from the miners in the recent United Mine Workers Union...
    • Goodyear, Rosalie 1945-03-25

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Biography; Stone, Irving, 1903-1989; Castleton, Samuel; Curry, Charles M.; Curry, Mabel Dunlap, 1868-1947; Death;
    • Letter from Theodore Debs, 3/25/45. Writes that he received letters from Algernon Lee and William Feigenbaum saying that they did not think that Irving Stone was a communist and that they thought he would do a good job on a book about Eugene V....
    • Gordon, John 1925-12-?

    • Christmas; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Political prisoners; Prisons; Prison sentences; Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen's Magazine;
    • Letter to Eugene V. Debs, 12/25/?. Says that the one Christmas gift that he wanted most was not given to him which was an unconditional pardon for Eugene V. Debs. Writes that if his pregnant wife has a boy he will be named Gene Debs Gordon. Tells...

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