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Gallery view

1943 Oct. 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Contewell near Bath

Somerset (England) - Looking down a hilly cobbled village road with stone houses on the left and fields below. A woman can be seen faacing the front door of one house. Title taken from handwritten note on the back of the print, which also has a censor's stamp.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Aug. 30

Maida L. Riggs in New York City

New York (N.Y.) - Maida Riggs in her American Red Cross uniform in New York City. She is smiling and looking into the distance.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 11

Riggs, Maida L.

Corfe Castle hillside

Corfe Castle (England) - Ruins of Corfe Castle's towers and walls on the side of a hill.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 May 11

Riggs, Maida L.

Extract from letter from Maida Riggs

Germany - Letter is a typewritten excerpt from Maida's May 11, 1945, letter (mufs095-b001-f006-i016). Describes a celebration in the Wilhelmsplatz after World War II ends and listening to the Star Spangled Banner. Reflects on how feelings after the war has ended in Europe and on how she felt in 1941 after President Roosevelt declared war.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Dec.

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Paris (France) - Letter written from "Paris hospital" describes family matters, presents sent to Maida's family in the mail, hopes that perfume sent via air mail arrives intact, and a change in her upcoming work. Letter is written on the American Red Cross Form 2247 stationery and has no formal salutation.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 June 8

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Beckum (Warendorf, Germany) - Letter describes Maida's optimism about coming back to America soon. She also describes driving around Germany on a beautiful day in the convertible with Jean, remarking the German streets are very well laid out and marked but easy to get lost in the bombed out cities. She also talks about exploring Kassel, stories she heard about concentration camps, reuniting with their old friends including Truck, ... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

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

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

1944 Nov. 30

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes the process of packing with all of Maida and Jean's possessions and trinkets to move, a trip to Belgium and staying in the Hotel Brittannique in Liège, flags on the houses, the death of her Uncle Francis and listening to others talk about deaths they have witnessed in battle, the change in her disposition since she has been overseas, and family matters. Half of the paragraph about fla... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers