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    • [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
    • 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]

    • 1945-01-11
    • 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
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-13
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves tells of cleaning and maintaining her club. She also describes the Australian officers' club, recreation activities, a "prettiest girl" contest, a dance, several bands, and tea. Reeves also comments on the inventiveness of the...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-21
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves has cleaned up the club, and is now making covers for cots. She writes to inform her mother that she is in New Guinea, not the Philippines, as that is probably too close to the front for women.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-27
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves comments on her parents' move, swimming in the ocean, special food items, movies and social activities, the base, and Americans' resentment of the Australian soldiers.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-03-01
    • V-Mail to Jean Holdridge Reeves' father expressing her support of their move from Iowa to Ohio. She also mentions forming a singing group and her other recent activities.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to mother, 1945]

    • 1945-03-09
    • Reeves reveals that a service member drew the illustrations and provides an overview of recent recreation activities, including her singing trio.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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