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    • Oral history interview with Jean Holdridge Reeves, 2008

    • 2008-02-14
    • Primarily documents Jean Reeves' service in New Guinea and the Philippines with the American Red Cross from 1944 to 1946.

      Reeves briefly discusses her early life, including her education. She recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, and shares...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-07-13
    • Reeves has transferred to Clark Field at Luzon, Philippines. She describes seeing the destruction of Manila, her bullet-riddled house, local plant life, food, and natives. She suspects Betty's current illness is caused by love life woes and "being...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-06-20
    • Reeves has been assigned back to the Student Officer's Club. She reports that since the area director's visit, several ARC girls have been transfered. Of note is the list of locations she has been in New Guinea. Reeves also mentions treatment for...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-07-21
    • Reeves is waiting for the proposed two new canteens to be built at Clark Field. She describes a dance, her room, their Filipino domestic help, and her new clothing needs. She also mentions the harvest season back home, and hoping Betty is sent home...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-08-07
    • Reeves wishes her dad a Happy Birthday, thanks him for looking after her finances, and is glad that he approves of Tom. She tells of the new canteen, a possible promotion, and her new watch. She also describes Tom's new living situation at an...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to Melissa, 1945]

    • 1945-09-03
    • Reeves describes a presidential ball and being caught in a rainstorm on the way there. Tom is shipping out and she is unsure when she might see him again. The majority of letter consists of Reeves relaying what she has heard about people they both...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Sign for Australian officers club in New Guinea, 1945]

    • 1944
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves, another Red Cross worker and three soldiers stand in front of a Salvation Army sign in New Guinea in spring 1945. The sign, presumably for the Australian officers club, reads "Make Yourself At Home: Hop In!"
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Jean Holdridge Reeves with indigenous children, 1945]

    • 1944
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves and a fellow Red Cross worker pose outside a thatched building with a group of with indigenous children in either New Guinea or the Philippines in 1945.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Red Cross workers in front of plane, 1945]

    • 1944
    • Two Red Cross workers, possibly including Jean Holdridge Reeves, stand on a tarmac in front of plane with its cargo doors open, likely in the Philippines or New Guinea in 1945.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Portrait of Jean Reeves, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Formal portrait of Jean Holdridge Reeves in Red Cross uniform, 1944.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Red Cross unit, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jean Reeves and eight other Red Cross workers in uniform pose outdoors with a dog, circa 1944.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Red Cross workers outside, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jean Reeves and seven other Red Cross workers in uniform are grouped outdoors by a tree, playing with a dog, circa 1944.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-11
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves, aboard a transport ship, has been shown her destination on a map. She describes the quality of the food, sewing clothes for servicemen, and showering procedures. She also notes the personal connections made and broken due to...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1944-01-20
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves, awaiting assignment, describes attending a lecture on censorship, swimming, being visited by friends, and needing to alter uniforms but having no thread. She also provides details from her visit to a native village.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-27
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves describes her social activities, including dances, visiting Bettie, and her surprise birthday celebration.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-30
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves recaps her correspondence with friends and family and inquires after mutual acquaintances. She provides more details of her birthday party and mentions dinner with the admiral and a dance. Reeves still awaits permanent...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-03
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves is preparing to leave for her new assignment, and has spent the day teaching English to Chinese children. Other topics include a meal with "looly water" Australian beer; her pets, a cricket and a lizard; a variety show; and...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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