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

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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

1943 July 17

Riggs, Maida L.

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

Lake Lure (N.C.) - Letter discusses family matters, her duties until they go overseas, her pay, and life at the American Red Cross 3rd Army Air Force Rest Center in Lake Lure, North Carolina. She describes the Army using an entire hotel to accommodate soldiers on vacation but not on leave. Handwriting on envelope reads, "First of Maida's letters in service."

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

1943 Sept. 21

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter begins by comparing the surrounds she viewed on her bus ride to London to her familiar Massachusetts. London thrills her and she says it is the cleanest city she has ever visited. Letter discusses family matters, her new roommate, and her future. She is excited and motivated.

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

1945 Apr. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter describes family matters and Maida's homesickness, pictures she has sent home, seeing a show, and visiting mutual friends and loved ones. Letter is written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

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

1945 Mar. 27

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Germany - Letter describes family matters and gifts sent, and a sketch done by a soldier who ended up taking his own life. Mentions wedding news, including plans of a Clubmobiler to get married in Paris. Letter is written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

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

1943 Oct. 6

Riggs, Maida L.

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

London (England) - Letter describes the beginning of Maida's work with her roommate Jean on a clubmobile for the American Red Cross during World War II.

Maida L. Riggs Papers