University of Texas Arlington

Anna Raicoff Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Raicoff, Anna, 1898-1986.
Title: Anna Raicoff Collection
Dates: 1961-1966
Abstract: Anna Raicoff (1898-1986) was a milliner and supporter of organized labor. She was a member of the Woman's International Auxiliary of the International Typographical Union in Dallas, Texas and remained active in labor causes throughout her life. The collection contains a certificate and delegate badge that document Raicoff's labor-related activities.
Identification: AR118
Extent: 1 box (0.02 linear feet)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

Anna Raicoff (1898-1986) was a milliner and supporter of organized labor. Born into a family of coal miners and steelworkers in Pennsylvania, Raicoff witnessed much labor strife during her childhood. She married Bulgarian-born James (Dimiter) Raicoff (1893-1980), living first in St. Louis, Missouri, and eventually settling in Dallas, Texas where James, also a union man, found work as a printer. Anna Raicoff became a member of the Woman's International Auxiliary of the International Typographical Union and remained a lifelong labor supporter. In the 1930s, the Raicoffs were part of the Kristenstad community in rural Hood County, Texas where James was known for his socialist opinions.

Source: Vauderene R. Smith Hunt, Toward a History of Kristenstad, Hood County Texas Genealogical Society webpage: http://www.granburydepot.org/z/biog/Kristenstad9.htm accessed June 15, 2015.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains a certificate and delegate badge. The certificate is a certificate of recognition from the Texas Allied Printing Trades Council and the badge is a WIA delegate badge for the 103rd convention of the International Typographical Union held in Dallas, Texas, August 5-11, 1961.


Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Raicoff, Anna, 1898-1986--Artifacts.
Organizations
International Typographical Union. Woman's Auxiliary.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

The UTA Libraries Oral History Collection includes a transcribed interview with Anna Raicoff.


Administrative Information

Citation

Anna Raicoff Collection, AR118, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift of Anna Raicoff, 1975. Accessioned as number 75-12.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Note to the Researcher

Photographs are missing from the collection as of 3/24/2015.


Container List

Box Folder
OS2 2 International Typographical Union - Delegate Badge, 103rd Convention, 1961
3 Photographs (identified), 1966-1974
Note: Photographs are missing 3/24/2015.
4 Certificate of Recognition, 1966