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    • [Sign for Australian officers club in New Guinea, 1945]

    • 1944
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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!"
    • [Red Cross workers in front of plane, 1945]

    • 1944
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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.
    • [Red Cross unit, circa 1944]

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

    • 1944
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Jean Reeves and seven other Red Cross workers in uniform are grouped outdoors by a tree, playing with a dog, circa 1944.
    • Oral history interview with Jean Holdridge Reeves, 2008

    • 2008-02-14
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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...
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-11
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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...
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1944-01-20
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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.
    • [Letter from Jean Reeves to parents, 1945]

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

    • 1945-01-30
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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...
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-03
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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...
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-13
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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...
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-21
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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.
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-27
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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.

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