Correspondence, writings, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Russian émigré affairs, Russian culture,
Cossack history and Cossacks in emigration, and post-World War II resettlement of Russian displaced persons.
Vladimir Grigor'evich Ulitin was a Russian-American educator and relief administration worker in displaced persons (DP) camps
in Japan and America. He was born in 1905 to a Don Cossack family. Vladimir was enrolled in a cadet corp. After forced evacuation
in 1920, he continued his engineering studies at Robert College in Constantinople and at the University of Belgrade. Upon
graduation, he worked as an engineer, but also participated in many émigré organizations, including Cossack associations and
Narodno-Trudovoi Soiuz (NTS). Vladimir Ulitin became involved in Quaker relief to displaced persons in Germany and Austria
after the war. He was responsible for promoting émigré resettlement in the United States. Ulitin brought over a group of some
120 Cossacks to work in citrus groves in Southern California and established a Cossack settlement in Glendora. Ulitin returned
to his studies at California State University in Los Angeles, and in 1960 became an associate professor of Russian Social
and Historical Studies at Pomona College, where he worked until his retirement in 1975. Thereafter he devoted himself to social,
historical and charitable work, writing on Cossack history for émigré periodicals, organizing meetings and so forth. With
the collapse of the USSR he became involved in efforts to re-establish the Cossack Host in Russia in the 1990s. He died in
Claremont on 21 December 2004
61 manuscript boxes, 2 card file box, 7 oversize boxes, oversize memorabilia
(36.0 Linear Feet)
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