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ISU’s Folklore Archives joins Wabash Valley Visions and Voices

Posted by isulib on October 25, 2010

Excerpt: With assistance from the Research Center for Local History and Culture, an ISU Program of Promise created by the English and history departments with funding from the Lilly Endowment, the Folklore Archives has a scanner to make those paper originals digital.

An English department intern, who works as an archives assistant, and two student scanning project technicians will scan in some of the Wabash Valley’s most famous legends. Material already accessible online includes stories about John Dillinger in the area; Stiffy Green, the dog who refused to leave his deceased master’s side; lore from the coal mines; the Faceless Nun at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College; and Martin Sheets, who had a phone in his mausoleum.

Local folklore may be found online at Wabash Valley Visions and Voices: http://visions.indstate.edu/visions/partners/folklore.html.

Read entire article:  http://www.indstate.edu/news/news.php?newsid=2485

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