Anna Raicoff Collection:
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.
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.
Open for research.
Anna Raicoff Collection, AR118, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.
Gift of Anna Raicoff, 1975. Accessioned as number 75-12.
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.
Photographs are missing from the collection as of 3/24/2015.