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1944 Sept. 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Mirecourt (France) - Letter describes her camp packing up to move, getting her hair which was "stiff with dirt" done at a local beauty shop, the importance of having items of good quality, her duties of being in charge of Post Exchange, and how much she misses America and her family.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Aug. 17

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter is written from Hotel du Forum in Arles, France, and describes the end of the war, confusion over V-J Day and when the war officially ended, and her plans to return to America once her leave to Switzerland gets approved. She also describes her plans to travel a little before returning home, cameras and photographs, sightseeing in France, their lightened workload, and family matters. Letter is w... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Mar. 20

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes how busy Maida is working for the American Red Cross in England during World War II, and how quickly time passes. She writes that Ruth and Jean always get in trouble with the censorship office, so Maida's missing letters may be sitting on a desk somewhere waiting to be reviewed or never to be sent due to information included in them. She also describes bicycling around the English cou... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Apr. 30

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter describes traveling up the side of the Rhine River, the local residents of war-ravaged towns in Germany, visiting one of Ruth's uncles in his bombed house, Polish and Russian refugees, freed British prisoners of war, slavery, her friend's wedding, her upcoming plans, and the spring weather and flowers.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Nov. 28

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

London (England) - Letter is written from a hospital and describes Maida's experience contracting jaundice, the work the nurses do, and asks her parents to double check with her primary care provider in America about the best course of treatment for jaundice.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Oct. 25

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes family matters, the change in demeanor of men serving in France during World War II, helping a soldier with battle fatigue feel better over the course of a few days, new clothes that are better suited for winter, the duties of an American Red Cross working in France during World War II, and visiting a former Charge d'affair of Chile in his fourteenth-century chateau.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Apr. 1

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter is written on Easter Sunday and describes an Easter parade and the weather in Germany. Maida also describes going to a Catholic Easter service in a gymnasium that had been devastated by war, witnessing the Russian and Polish people forced to move out of their homes, and living in a dilapidated apartment building. She remarks that the way of life in Germany seems most similar to America out of a... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Jan. 17

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes the presents Maida received from her family, her current satisfactory lodgings, her recovery from jaundice, navigating public transportation in Paris, seeing the Opera, the weather in France, food, sightseeing and shopping, a new friend, the other girls in the hospital service, and family matters.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Oct. 1

Riggs, Maida L.

Memorandum from Maida Riggs to Don Momand

England - Letter describes the train ride to begin the initiative of the brand new clubmobile "Minneapolis" for the American Red Cross. She describes in detail the first day of the Clubmobile serving hungry and curious GIs. The rest of the letter is a daily record of working on the American Red Cross Clubmobile, "Minneapolis." Several words are redacted with a black line drawn through them.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 July 17

Riggs, Maida L.

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

Lake Lure (N.C.) - Letter discusses family matters, her duties until they go overseas, her pay, and life at the American Red Cross 3rd Army Air Force Rest Center in Lake Lure, North Carolina. She describes the Army using an entire hotel to accommodate soldiers on vacation but not on leave. Handwriting on envelope reads, "First of Maida's letters in service."

Maida L. Riggs Papers