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  • Title: V. G. Ulitin papers
    Date (inclusive): 1916-2008
    Collection Number: 2009C14
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 61 manuscript boxes, 2 card file box, 7 oversize boxes, oversize memorabilia (36.0 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: 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.
    Creator: Ulitin, V. G. (Vladimir Grigorʹevich), 1905-
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


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    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2009.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], V. G. Ulitin papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    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

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Collection consists primarily of materials collected by Vladimir Grigor'evich Ulitin and includes 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. The V. G. Ulitin papers also document his long career as an educator and language expert at Pomona College. Some of the material in the collection reflects the interwar period, but in the most part concerns the post-World War II period, in particular resettlement of Russian displaced persons in California. Many documents in the collection refers to the establishment of a Cossack settlement in Glendora in the 1950s-1970s.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russians -- United States
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees
    Russia -- Civilization
    International relief