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1945 July 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter briefly describes Maida's leave in Czechoslovakia, a significant increase in work load, a move to less comfortable living quarters, the impoverished conditions near Marseilles, and the uptick in resignations of American Red Cross workers in France after the end of the war in Europe. Maida does not want to quit because the American soldiers will not go home for a long time, either. Letter is wri... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

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

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

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

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 Apr. 13

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter discusses what the American Red Cross workers in England during World War II do in their down time. Also describes watching a choral performance of "The Messiah," going to a Royal Air Force dance, going on a date, watching people in the park go out for Sunday bicycle rides with their loved ones, and visiting the Cardell family for Easter.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Mar. 7

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes trips to Oxford and London, finding a hotel that would take the pair of women even though they were wearing pants, taking a guided tour of the University of Oxford, the woes of dating, visiting St. Paul's Church, walking through Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and Chamber of Horrors, and watching the movie "This Is The Army." She instructs her parents to watch that movie to get a good ide... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 21

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes dinner parties and food while working for the American Red Cross in England during World War II. She describes feeding American troops donuts from the clubmobile, painting their names on a ship, her apparel and health as winter approaches, sleeping with air raid sirens playing, and talks about pictures and newspaper clippings she sent with the letter. She tries to write about a compar... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Oct. 11

Riggs, Maida L.

Memorandum from Maida Riggs to Don Momand and letter to Riggs family

England - Combines typed report to Momand and handwritten letter to family. Describes feeding 950 men despite their Captain, Ruth Kniep, being sick and a broken cylindar. Maida describes a week of running a clubmobile for the American Red Cross in England during World War II, trying to visit their captain in the hospital by bicycle but being unable to find her, attending a dance, visiting the oldest village in ... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers