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    • Sinclair, Upton 1930-07-17

    • Ghosts; Religion; Mediums;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 07/17/1930. Writes that he has published a book called MENTAL RADIO about experiments in telepathy. Says that he went with William McDougall to see the well-known medium Arthur Ford. Informs Theodore Debs that he took five...
    • Sinclair, Upton 1930-07-17

    • Ghosts; Books;
    • Letter to Theodore Debs, 07/17/1930. Writes that he has published a book called MENTAL RADIO about experiments in telepathy. Says that he went with William McDougall to see the well-known medium Arthur Ford. Informs Theodore Debs that he took five...
    • Claessens, August 1944-09-12

    • Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Books; Communism; Stone, Irving, 1903-1989; Biography
    • Letter to Theodore Debs on Social Democratic Federation letterhead, 9/12/44. Informs Theodore Debs that Irving Stone who is interested in doing a biography of Eugene V. Debs is a well-known writer. Mentions that Stone has already conferred with...
    • 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...
    • Rag pickers, Auburn, Indiana

    • Legends; People; Ragpicking;
    • Tim Murdock's transcribed interview of Carolyn Murdock about rag pickers in Auburn, Indiana. According to Murdock, her mother told her about Hannah Wise. Hanna Wise was a well-known rag picker. She was from a wealthy family, but she married a bum...
    • Stiffy Green, Vigo County, Indiana

    • Dogs; Ghosts; Tombs & sepulchral monuments;
    • Jay Etling's transcribed variant of the legend of Stiffy Green as collected by James R. Kelly. According to this variant, Stiffy was a dog who died of heartbreak shortly after his master's death. He was then stuffed and placed in his master's...
    • Normal Advance 1909

    • 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.
    • Normal Advance 1915

    • 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.
    • Mrs. Juleit V. Strauss

    • Parke County (Ind.);Authors; Journalists; Strauss, Juliet V. (Juliet Virginia), 1863-1918;
    • Seven typed pages which give a short biography of Mrs. Juliet Strauss. The biography was taken from an article in the Indianapolis News. She was a well-known author and journalist.
    • Warren D. Miller

    • Miller, Warren D. (Warren Drake), 1887-1970; Architects; Biography; Vigo County (Ind.); Terre Haute (Ind.);
    • Two pages, typed and handwritten, which contain biographical information about Warren D. Miller who was born in Terre Haute and designed several well-known buildings in the area. He designed: Woodrow Wilson High School, Laboratory School at Indiana...
    • John Minnich Wilson

    • Wilson, John Minnich, 1898-1961; Biography; Poets; Poetry; Vigo County (Ind.);
    • Three typed pages which relate some biographical information about John Minnich Wilson who was a well-known poet that lived in Terre Haute for many years of his life. The third page contains one of his poems about coal miners.
    • Stuart Family of Terre Haute, Indiana

    • African American; Portrait photographs;
    • Family portrait of well-known African American household in Terre Haute in the early 20th century. Left to right: Georgia A. Walden Stuart (1866-1943), Paul W. Stuart (1899-1968), Harriet M. Stuart (1894-1961), standing, and Prof. Sidney W....

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