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    • 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]

    • 1945-05-29
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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...
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-11-11
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves writes that she has been busy working. She specifically describes having to constantly supervise her native cleaning crew and notes that their Filipino housekeeper is thought to have stolen a formal gown. Reeves has gotten a...
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-09-09
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Jean Holdrige (Reeves) and Tom Reeves have recently spent an afternoon together in which they discussed Tom's future plans, family, and his family's favorable reaction to their relationship. Reeves also mentions treating her canker sores with...
    • [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]

    • 1945-02-13
    • 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]

    • 1945-03-11
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Reeves details the surprise party for Betty, including the food. She notes their desire for cold plates, fresh fruits, and vegetables; making mayonnaise; having banana splits; and the return of a Red Cross worker from what Reeves thinks was an...
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-04
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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.
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-30
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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.
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-06-01
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Letter primarily updates Reeves' mother on the status of Reeves friends in the States. She also mentions an upcoming Red Cross beach party, low morale due to the high number of points required for discharge, and another recent wedding.
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-06-20
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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...
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-07-01
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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.
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to Melissa, 1945]

    • 1945-09-24
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Jean Reeves has included photographs of Japanese troops surrendering, and continues to feed former prisoner of war. Reeves has heard that Jim is in Okinawa and is uncertain where she will be at Christmas.
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to Melissa, 1945]

    • 1945-09-03
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • 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...
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-27
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Reeves has been cleaning her club for several days and hopes it passes inspection. She describes two steak dinners, a luncheon, and church. Reeves also describes Tom's appearance, character, quarters, and their recent activities together.
    • [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.

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