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

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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

1945 July 16

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Alfred D. Riggs

Arles (France) - Letter from Maida to her father wishing him a happy birthday. She describes her social life, when she will be able to return home, swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, going on a date with Major Marsh Allen of the 16th Cavalry, cameras and photographs, her living conditions, and family matters. Written on blue "Par Avion" stationery.

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

1944 Oct. 13

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

Nancy (France) - Letter describes comforts of home that Maida misses, the landscape and weather, how time has no meaning beyond putting a date on a letter, their life around camp, and shepherds and harvesters at work. She writes that though she meets so many boys in the Armed Forces they do not get to know any of them long enough to form close bonds, but they have not seen any maimed or deceased soldiers, either. Lett... more

Maida L. Riggs Papers

1945 Feb. 10

Riggs, Maida L.

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

France - Letter describe how Maida celebrated her parents' anniversary by going to the ballet, money and pictures she has enclosed for them, her plans to begin clubmobiling again after recovering from jaundice, Ruth and Jean's plans to visit her on leave, attending a dance, and family matters. Closes with "Hans Brinker" reference. Letter is written on "Par Avion" stationery.

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

1944 Dec. 5

Riggs, Maida L.

Letter from Maida Riggs to Riggs family

France - Letter describes family matters, Maida's stay at the hospital while she has jaundice, and Christmas.

Maida L. Riggs Papers