163 results found for: subject:"World War, 1939-1945--War work--Red Cross"

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1943 Nov. 29

Riggs, Maida L.

Postcard from Maida Riggs to Joan Campbell

England - Black and white photograph on front depicts a female American Red Cross worker offering a tray of food to American Armed Forces members, with caption "Just back from the target." Maida's message describes her experience as a Red Cross worker in England during World War II and Thanksgiving.

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

1943 Nov. 15

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter describes Maida's feelings about being in London, and asks her mother to send a letter to her roommate Jean's mother. She also asks her mother to number the letters because the mail is delivered inconsistently so it is hard to discern the order of letters. She describes a weekend in Bournemouth which reminded her of Florida, and shopping in London.

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

1943 Sept. 28

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Black and white photograph on front shows American Red Cross Clubmobiles staffed by American girls providing hot coffee and doughnuts to United States Armed forces, with caption "It's all from the folks back home." Maida writes this is what she will be doing in the future, but in the meantime she is training which primarily consists of learning how to drive on the left side of the road.

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

1943 July 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Washington (D.C.) - Letter is written from the American University in Washington, D.C., and describes Maida's upcoming plans for graduation, family matters, and training her replacement at school.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 June 13

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Neuheim (Germany) - Letter describes their journey southward and their female Dutch companion, compares the German woods to Ashville, North Carolina, flowers and plants, German architecture, and the various activities Maida and her friends did in Germany right after the war in Europe ended.

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