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1943 Dec.

Riggs, Maida L.

Memorandum from Maida Riggs to Don Momand

England - Describes the Christmas week duties and extracurricular jobs of an American Red Cross worker operating a Clubmobile in Great Britain during World War II. In additions to their duties serving donuts, food, and hot drinks to the Armed Forces, Maida Riggs, Jean Overturf, Marion Kline, and Captain Ruth Kniep would help with mail distribution, playing Christmas Carols, handing out reading materials and gif... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Apr. 13

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter discusses what the American Red Cross workers in England during World War II do in their down time. Also describes watching a choral performance of "The Messiah," going to a Royal Air Force dance, going on a date, watching people in the park go out for Sunday bicycle rides with their loved ones, and visiting the Cardell family for Easter.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 3

Riggs, Maida L.

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

England - V-mail describes Christmastime as an American Red Cross working in England during World War II. Maida describes opening presents, bicycling with Jean, and shopping in London.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 21

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes dinner parties and food while working for the American Red Cross in England during World War II. She describes feeding American troops donuts from the clubmobile, painting their names on a ship, her apparel and health as winter approaches, sleeping with air raid sirens playing, and talks about pictures and newspaper clippings she sent with the letter. She tries to write about a compar... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Apr. 29

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - V-mail describes meeting up with a loved one, reuniting with her old unit and being presented with a patch by General Watson, and driving a new Clubmobile for the American Red Cross.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 6

Breyer, Emma

Memorandum from Emma Breyer to Don Momand

England - Report combined with letter handwritten by Maida Riggs, probably to her family. Describes stretching rations and the hunger of troops who had been in battle for days and unable to forage, as well as leisure time for an American Red Cross worker in England during World War II. Letter has certain words redacted either by a black line drawn through them or by cutting the word out of the page, and has no ... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 6

Breyer, Emma

Memorandum from Emma Breyer to Don Momand

England - Report combined with letter handwritten by Maida Riggs, probably to her family. Describes the leisure time of an American Red Cross working in England during World War II. Maida describes having to sneak into a Christmas dance with Jean and her date for the Army because she did not have a date. Letter has certain words redacted by cutting them out of the page or with a thick black line drawn through t... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 22

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Leonard

England - With heading "Greetings from Britain," shows a cartoon by the political cartoonist Dick Wingert depicting men and women of the American Armed Forces and Red Cross enjoying a Christmas meal and opening presents. Maida includes a handwritten note: "Find me?"

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 3

Overturf, Jean M.

Memorandum from Jean M. Overturf to Don Momand

England - Describes a donut disaster in Clubmobile "Minneapolis," the hard yet unappreciated work of American Red Cross working in England during World War II, the introduction of a nighttime baker to the clubmobile, and their daily routines. Certain words are redacted by either cutting them out from the page or with a thick black line drawn through them.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 Jan. 10

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes how much she misses her family and seeing a loved one in England and sharing a meal with them. Describes work as very gratifying.

Maida L. Riggs Papers