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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]

    • 1945-06-20
    • 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]

    • 1945-07-13
    • 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]

    • 1945-07-21
    • 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 her father, 1945]

    • 1945-08-31
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves opened her new canteen last week and is serving 1000 men a day. She reports that she has again visited the hospital for her canker sores, received her promotion and raise, a woodworking factory has been opened nearby, men...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1944-09-17
    • Reeves has had an adverse reaction to a round of booster shots and has had her luggage lost. She recounts that Tom has yet to ship out, and that if his promotion to major goes through, will have to stay for quite some time and be ineligible for...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-09-27
    • Reeves has returned from Manila, where she took many photos. She is going to a benefit gala which the president of the Philippines will be attending. Other topics include missing fresh food, the hot weather, and her Filipino workers' pay preference.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • The critic [1945]

    • 1945-06-14
    • Volume 1, Number 219 of the newsletter primarily discusses the new airfields in China following Japan's withdrawal and general information on base activities.

      Two-page daily newsletter put out by the Information and Education Section of the...
    • 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

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