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1943 Oct. 18

Overturf, Jean M.

Memorandum from Jean M. Overturf to Don Momand

England - Describes a dead battery in the clubmobile, the process of getting it repaired, and attempting to visit their Captain Ruth Kniep who was under guard at a hospital. Also details first experience of serving troops in the field, daily life of working in a clubmobile for the American Red Cross in England during World War II. The report is written by typewriter, but has many lines crossed out with much sho... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 14

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Alfred D. Riggs and Winifred L. Riggs

England - Letter describes shopping in London, celebrating Christmas with Jean, a trip to Taunton to celebrate New Year's Eve and viewing the destruction from bombs, a violet farm on the Exeter side of Dawlish, getting separated from and reuniting with Jean on a trip to Teignmouth, and sightseeing in England. She talks about the emotional toll of living in a communal household with many guests and talking to so... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 July 15

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Joan Campbell

England - Letter probably written from England and describes family matters, cold weather, and meeting a boy from Worcester.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Mar. 26

Riggs, Maida L.

Postcard from Maida Riggs to Joan Campbell

England - Picture on front of postcard shows a colored drawing of a man, in brown (possibly military) uniform and clogs, standing in a boat near the shore watching a woman kneeling and rinsing laundry in the water, a haystack and windmill in the background. The caption on the back identifies the scene as "Isle of Marken--Holland." Note from Maida thanks Joan for her Valentine's card and tells her she saw Italy ... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 22

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes a weekend with Jean visiting Jean's friend from college and the views of the countryside she witnessed from the train's window. She describes popular dances, finding their housing and taking a train at night during a blackout in wartime England, food, the Battle of Britain day service, the architecture of English churches, the weather, and wild ponies. She also described in detail get... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 29

Overturf, Jean M.

Memorandum from Jean M. Overturf to Don Momand

England - Letter discusses what American Armed Forces call "Englanditis" and the daily life of working on a clubmobile for the American Red Cross in England during World War II. She describes a lively scene where a crew of GIs joins forces with their clubmobile, the "Minneapolis," so the food and drink would flow smoothly, and another in which their clubmobile broke so they had to borrow another crew, and serve... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 May 2

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes the English weather and scenery in the spring, Maida and Jean’s new housing arrangement at the St. Peter's Rectory, some gifts from her friend Steve, playing field hockey and suffering a hand injury, visiting the Cardell family, and playing tennis. Their new Clubmobile is formally named "Spokane," but they spray-painted the name "Hot Stuff" on the vehicle's side.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Memorandum from Maida Riggs to Don Momand

England - Describes their first week in a redacted location. She describes the experience of bidding farewell to United States Armed Forces on the fort "Hell's Angels," and watching the speeches of General Robert Travis, General Robert B. Willian, and Lt. Col. Ben Lyons. She describes the patriotic spirit surrounding the troops and the American Red Cross workers. Certain words are redacted with a black line dra... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter fragment from Maida Riggs to unidentified correspondent

England - Fragment of letter expresses Maida's desire for the letters from her family to be numbered because she does not get mail in consistently or in chronological order. Discusses family matters and upcoming birthdays, and was probably written to family members.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 19

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Doris Buck

England - Letter to sister Dottie describes her upcoming vacation to Scotland, seeing movies in the theater, sightseeing in London, being on the set of the movie, "They Came To a City," and watching it be filmed, seeing herself in the news reel after watching the movie, "Lassie Comes Home," and trying to walk down the street at night during a blackout in wartime London.

Maida L. Riggs Papers