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1944 Dec. 7

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes Maida's jaundice relapse and her transfer to a new facility where she is considered a semi-permanent patient. She also describes getting to know a GI, a visit from Ruthie and Jean, her boredom and desire to regain her sense of humor, a newborn baby that was delivered across the hall, and her frustration at getting despite making conscious efforts to be healthy. Letter is written on th... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 15

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter describes Maida's feelings about being in London, and asks her mother to send a letter to her roommate Jean's mother. She also asks her mother to number the letters because the mail is delivered inconsistently so it is hard to discern the order of letters. She describes a weekend in Bournemouth which reminded her of Florida, and shopping in London.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes how much Maida misses her family and how she is striving to live in the present while working for the American Red Cross during World War II and the emotional work that is required to help the lonely soldiers. She describes leading the Clubmobile while their Captain Ruth Kniep is on vacation, the phrases men whistle at them as they walk by, living at their new house in the cold weathe... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Dec. 4

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes latrines, censorship practices during World War II, the experience of getting her blood drawn, the status of her jaundice and blood test results, and family matters. Letter is addressed to "Squat Pott," probably one of Maida's siblings.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Sept. 28

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Black and white photograph on front shows American Red Cross Clubmobiles staffed by American girls providing hot coffee and doughnuts to United States Armed forces, with caption "It's all from the folks back home." Maida writes this is what she will be doing in the future, but in the meantime she is training which primarily consists of learning how to drive on the left side of the road.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 June 11

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Father's Day in England during World War II, stories from her leave vacation to Scotland, the package of gifts her family sent Maida for her birthday, a medical physical examination, getting dressed for a dance but not going to it, and other extracurricular activities. Maida has been volunteering for the American Red Cross in England for one year, and reflects on how quickly time has ... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Jan.

United States. Army. European Theater of Operations. Special Service Division

Com-zee com-zaa program

Paris (France) - Trifold program from "a musical revue in two acts" presented by the Special & Information Services, Headquarters Command ETOUSA. Features Gaston Lapeyronnie and his Orchestra, with songs by Norman Kahn. Performers are male and female military personnel listed in the program. Program price of five francs donated to the Stars and Stripes French War Orphans Fund.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Sept. 23

London County Council

Driving licence

London (England) - License issued to Riggs for driving "motor vehicles of groups I and III," defined in the list of regulations, valid until September 22, 1944. Enabled Riggs to drive a clubmobile vehicle (truck or bus) or a motorbike. Includes stamped notice "Visitor to Great Britain." Small hardcover booklet, not all blank pages scanned.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Oct. 7

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

London (England) - Letter describes the process of getting driving licenses from the Royal Automobile Club, walking around St. James Park, the weather, the architecture of London houses and areas that were hit and burned by bombs, living in a city with a blackout during wartime, and daily life as a female American Red Cross worker during World War II.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 18

Riggs, Maida L.

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

England - V-mail from Maida to her family describes her upcoming vacation to Scotland with Jean, her parent's anniversary, going to the opening night party for the movie, "They Came to a City', and seeing other movies in London.

Maida L. Riggs Papers