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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

1944 May 18

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes celebrating Maida's birthday while volunteering for the American Red Cross in England during World War II. General Bohn invited her to a dinner, and the American Armed Forces made her a big cake. She describes her chance to go on a vacation soon and hopes to go to the beach where she can relax without pressure.

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 July 6

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida getting invited to a dance, but wanting to stay home to write her weekly letter. She discusses visiting her friend Steve with Ruth, the duties of volunteering for the American Red Cross on a Clubmobile in England during World War II, extracurricular and social activities with friends, and family matters.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 13

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Doris Buck

England - V-mail from Maida to sister Dottie describes having dinner in London with some old friends, pictures she sent home, including pictures of Jean to be sent to Jean's mother in Pennsylvania, the differences in driving between America and England, and sightseeing in London. Asks Dottie to give some money to her parents so that they may celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Mar. 16

Riggs, Maida L.

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

England - Addressed "Dearest Win and Al," probably her parents. Letter describes the difficulty of sending and receiving mail as an American Red Cross working in England during World War II, going to the dentist, news regarding mutual friends and family, viewing England from a plane, meeting the Cardell family and their farm near the hospital, and having dinner at a Lieutenant Colonel's house with his wife.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes how much Maida misses her family and how she is striving to live in the present while working for the American Red Cross during World War II and the emotional work that is required to help the lonely soldiers. She describes leading the Clubmobile while their Captain Ruth Kniep is on vacation, the phrases men whistle at them as they walk by, living at their new house in the cold weathe... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Feb. 4

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes Maida's new portable typewriter, the "nomad feeling" of working for the American Red Cross in England during World Ward II, traveling to Oxford, and teaching others how to drive a giant truck.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Oct. 28

Riggs, Maida L.

Memorandum from Maida Riggs to Don Momand (fragment)

England - Firt page missing but apparently report to Momand. Describes bowling, a trip to the firing range and fighting the flu while working on a clubmobile for the American Red Cross during World War II in England. Includes some handwritten notes added as comentary.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 18

Riggs, Maida L.

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

England - V-mail from Maida to her family describes her upcoming vacation to Scotland with Jean, her parent's anniversary, going to the opening night party for the movie, "They Came to a City', and seeing other movies in London.

Maida L. Riggs Papers