173 results found for: name:"Riggs, Maida L."

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1943 Nov. 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Maida L. Riggs's new GI shoes

England - Maida Riggs's feet in her new GI shoes, taken from above, with parts of trousers and coat visible. Handwritten on back: "My own GIs taken as the crow sees them."

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter fragment from Maida Riggs to unidentified correspondent

England - Fragment of letter expresses Maida's desire for the letters from her family to be numbered because she does not get mail in consistently or in chronological order. Discusses family matters and upcoming birthdays, and was probably written to family members.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 June 21

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes the weather and scenery of England in late June. Maida also describes the daily work, extracurricular and social activities of an American Red Cross worker in England during World War II. Maida and her friends go on some dates to see movies, attend parties, and sing songs at bars.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Aug. 30

The maxinette

France - Author's name given as Chu Chu Swanson. Volume 1, issue 4. Describes news and activities of Maida Riggs's Red Cross Clubmobile unit, Group G, including traveling by convoy from the place they have been stationed--most likely in France--but three place names have been excised presumably by censors. Possibly written by Riggs.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Aug. 6

The morning times

Europe - Produced on board S.S. Amos G. Throop. Describes the recent Allied invasion of France and Allied operations in France, London, Germany, Naples, Moscow, and Pearl Harbor, as well as news from the home front concerning a transit strike in Philadelphia and a train crash in California. Also includes a feature, "All at Sea" by "Honest George," billed as "Our Girl Friday reports-," concerning the shipboard ... more

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.

Christmas card from Maida Riggs to unidentified correspondent

Paris (France) - Flat card features illustration of people waving to each other while bicycling, driving a jeep, or riding in a horse-drawn carriage past famous French monuments. "A Merry XMas" is printed on the front, with handwritten note on the back: "Paris - Christmas - 1944 / Need I say more?" No addressee but probably sent to Maida's family.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 May

The Grafton link

Grafton (Mass.) - News of people from the town of Grafton who served or are serving in the war. One feature comprises extensive excerpts from an April 1, 1945, letter from Maida Riggs to her family. Newsletter also contains local home front news.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 11

Riggs, Maida L.

Corfe Castle through an archway

Corfe Castle (England) - Corfe Castle seen through an archway with a wrought-iron gate.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Oct. 6

Maida L. Riggs and puppy

England - Maida Riggs in the doorway of an American Red Cross Clubmobile holding a puppy known as Ida Lee, "company mascot".

Maida L. Riggs Papers