163 results found for: subject:"World War, 1939-1945--War work--Red Cross"

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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

1944 Dec.

Riggs, Maida L.

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

France - Letter describes Maida's experience receiving medical treatment for jaundice, sending packages, mail censorship, the girls she is sharing hospital living quarters with, her plans, and family matters.

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 Aug. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter is written from Hotel du Forum in Arles, France, and reflects on Maida's past year on the European continent, going to the movie theater, spending the day on a French beach, and family matters. Letter is written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

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

1943 Dec. 16

Rose, Katie

Letter from Katie Rose to Maida Riggs

Amherst (Mass.) - Letter from Katie Rose details how much she misses Maida, their work, and Katie's farm in Virginia. Maida's handwriting on the back reads, "Save this folkes- I think it is priceless."

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