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1943 Oct. 31

Breyer, Emma

Memorandum from Emma Breyer to Don Momand

England - Report combined with letter handwritten by Maida Riggs, probably to her family, describes the resourcefulness of Army men, the inconvenience the American Red Cross clubmobiles being run by batteries that are incompatible with anything the Army uses, bicycling around Salisbury with Jean, how British officers viewed the American Red Cross clubmobile workers, and other daily activities. Certain words are... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1944 June 4

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes difficulties with the typewriter, writing to American troops to boost their spirits and her vacation to Glasgow, Scotland. Viewing the stone walls and rolling hills in the Scottish midlands reminded her of Robert Frost, and she describes the Scottish scenery, weather, and culture in detail. Maida's friends Norm and Jim wrote messages to Maida's family assuring them she is doing a swel... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

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 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. 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

1943 Oct. 29

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

England - Letter describes the inconsistency of mail while working as an American Red Cross aid during World War II in England. The letter also describes how difficult it is to keep up neat appearances with the strains of this work, living with nighttime blackout during wartime, sightseeing in Salisbury, the weather and autumnal foliage, and how much Maida misses her family.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 15

Riggs, Maida L.

Jean M. Overturf in an American Red Cross Clubmobile

England - Jean Overturf, in sunglasses, leaning her head out the back door of an American Red Cross Clubmobile.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Nov. 16

Riggs, Maida L.

'Minni' being stubborn (GIs working on a Clubmobile)

England - Two GIs crouch on the ground at the back of the American Red Cross Clubmobile "Minneapolis," with a set of chains, as ARC Clubmobiler Jean Overturf stands leaning a hand against the vehicle and watches. One of the men is wearing a mud-spattered trenchcoat. Title taken from handwritten note on back.

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Oct. 6

Crew of the 'Minneapolis'

England - American Red Cross workers Ruth Kniep, Jean M. Overturf, and Maida L. Riggs, crew of the American Red Cross Clubmobile "Minneapolis."

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1943 Oct. 6

Maida L. Riggs and puppy

England - Maida Riggs in the doorway of an American Red Cross Clubmobile holding a puppy known as Ida Lee, "company mascot".

Maida L. Riggs Papers