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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 July 26

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter from Maida wishes various family members birthdays after she has seen the newspaper for the first time in a few weeks. She also describes her renewed energy after settling into her new job and location, and her motivation for staying with the American Red Cross in Europe after the war has ended. She also describes the Mediterranean beaches, the weather, dating Lieutenant Colonel Kelsie Reaves, ... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

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

1945 July 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Alfred D. Riggs

Arles (France) - Letter from Maida to her father wishing him a happy birthday. She describes her social life, when she will be able to return home, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, going on a date with Major Marsh Allen of the 16th Cavalry, cameras and photographs, her living conditions, and family matters. Written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 July 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Arles (France) - Letter describes Maida's trip to Nauheim, visiting her first German bath house, driving through the back roads of north German countryside, traveling to Czechoslovakia, seeing a beautiful church in Frankfurt, staying in the Post Hotel in Franzensbad (Czechoslovakia), a legend about the women who traveled with Adolf Hitler, and what she did with her down time.

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