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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 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

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

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

1943 Dec. 14

Riggs, Maida L.

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

England - Letter describes the weather in England and talking to Bill about Maida's hometown of Grafton, Massachusetts, while sitting in the English woods. She also talks about a visit from her friends from Bournemouth and Jean's departure for a few weeks. She writes her duty will be doubled soon as there will be many Christmas dances to attend in addition to regular work, describes her athletic schedule, and w... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Aug. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida's busyvacation with Ruth, Jean, and Steve in Torquay, as well as "dodging buzz bombs in London," and news of friends.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Apr. 15

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - V-mail describes family matters, Easter, attending a Royal Air Force dance, watching a performance of "The Messiah," clothing items from home Maida needs, and visiting the Cardell family.

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