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    • Bay girl returns to Vietnam for 2nd Red Cross duty tour [1968]

    • 1968
    • Article from a Cleveland, Ohio, area newspaper announcing Linda Morgan Maini's second tour of duty in Vietnam with the Red Cross in 1968. She is pictured with two other Red Cross workers behind a canteen wagon.
    • WV0406 Linda K. Morgan Maini Papers
    • Oral history interview with Grace Swank Alexander, 1999

    • 1999-01-20
    • Documents Grace Alexander's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1951 to 1953; her following years of reserve and Special Services duty operating clubs and teaching school at bases...
    • WV0018 Grace Alexander Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Marjorie Suggs Edwards, 2000

    • 2000-06-26
    • Documents Marjorie R. Suggs Edwards's early life; military service during World War II; and her personal life and career after the war.

      Edwards describes her childhood in an immigrant section of Passaic, New Jersey. She discusses in detail...
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Young Van Dongen's early life in Rochester, New York; her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs (Semper Paratus—Always Ready) from 1943 to 1945; and her family life after World War II.

      Van Dongen recalls her...
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Dr. Lapham inspecting a kitchen, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • Dr. Mary Lapham, in her Red Cross uniform, looks to the left as she stands behind a table in a kitchen she is inspecting. In addition to many children, four women wearing aprons, a man in civilian clothing, and another female Red Cross worker are...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Portrait of Jean Reeves, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Formal portrait of Jean Holdridge Reeves in Red Cross uniform, 1944.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Guinea gold [1945]

    • 1945-01-07
    • Four-page newsletter containing reports from all over the world concerning war activities and news items from the U.S.

      Four-page newsletter on newsprint contains over 50 war-related reports from around the world, including the U.S.,...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Clipping from Sun-herald, 1967]

    • 1967-11-30
    • Illustrated news article from the North Olmstead, Ohio Sun-Herald concerning Linda Morgan Maini's service in the Red Cross, primarily at Valley Forge General Hospital, printed 30 November 1967.
    • WV0406 Linda K. Morgan Maini Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1944]

    • 1944-12-17
    • In Reeves' last letter before embarking for overseas duty, she notes she has played a lot of volleyball, has had her pants taken in, and describes their Christmas decorations.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Mary Lapham, 1918]

    • 1918-11-12
    • In this letter to an unidentified recipient, Dr. Lapham recalls WWI Armistice Day and the celebrations in Paris. She describes joy and chaos in the streets, and ponders her future and that of the Red Cross. This memoir is written on letterhead from...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-04
    • Jean Holdridge (Reeves) and Tom Reeves have attempted to cheer a sick friend. She gives detailed descriptions of Tom and Pat, answers her mother's questions, and expresses unhappiness with the strictness of a new Colonel.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-30
    • Jean Holdridge (Reeves) discusses her relationship with Tom Reeves and budding romantic interest. She also describes in detail a WAC's recent awkward wedding and her last double-date with Tom.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-05-29
    • Jean Holdridge (Reeves) has made place mats for Tom Reeves and is pleased her parents approve of him. She also notes the soldiers' lack of electricity in their tents, her recent book reading, plans for a boat trip, and acquiring orange juice to use...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-07-01
    • Jean Holdridge (Reeves) is in the process of closing and tearing down her club. She mentions that Tom Reeves is moving to a new base and that she had trouble with a missing jeep.
    • 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
    • [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 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

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