Ostrogorsky family papers, approximately 1920-1960

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ostrogorsky , Vasilij Sr
Title
Ostrogorsky family papers
Dates
approximately 1920-1960 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.83 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
6396 (Accession No. 6396-001)
Summary
Papers and photographs of a family living in Russia, Germany, France, and the United States
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Languages
Russian, German, French, English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

This collection follows the personal history of the Ostrogorsky family. Vasilij Ostrogorsky Sr. was born on February 14, 1888 in Jeletz, Russia. Prior to World War I he worked in a pawnbroker shop in St. Petersburg as the Chief of Warehouse. He participated in WWI against Germany as an Officer of Cavalry. After the civilian war ended he was evacuated to Turkey and then to Yugoslavia, November 1920. In Yugoslavia he worked as a draughtsman and technical engineer, specifically working on highways and roads between 1921 and 1941. In October 1941, Ostrogorsky and his family were sent to work in Austria and in 1945, they fled to Bavaria. In Kempten, he worked with UNRRA (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Organization) and IRO (International Refuge Organization) as a bookkeeper and stock controller from 1945 to 1948. He also worked as a janitor and housekeeper for American officers' families from December 1948 to July 1949.

Vasilli Ostrogorsky Sr. was married to Maria Ostrogorsky, born on May 25, 1896 in Kursk, Russia. During WWI and the civilian war, she served as a nurse but after marrying she became a housewife. Together they had two children: Vera and Vasilij Jr.

Vera was born on October 30, 1920 in Sarona, Crimea, Russia. She attended the highest commercial school in Belgrad, Yugoslavia from 1940 to 1941 and then worked as a hospital nurse with the Russian Red Cross Hospital until she was forced to relocate to Germany in March 1942. She worked as a cleaner in March 1945 and then fled to Kempten with her family in April of 1945. She has also worked in the Yugoslavian National Committee as a Secretary. From 1946 she was employed with UNRRA, PCIRO, and IRO as a typist, interpreter and later as Reports and Statistics officer.

Vassiij Jr. was born on September 22, 1922 in Krusevae, Yugoslavia. Like his family, he was forcibly removed to Germany as a worker in 1942, and fled to Kempten in 1945. He worked as a draughtsman. From 1946 he was employed as a driver mechanic with UNRRA and IRO. He married Jagviga (Jaduyga) Ivanauskas who was born in 1922. She had a son named Richard from a previous relationship and had Michael and Helen with Vasilij Jr. The entire Ostrogorsky family would eventually settle in Idaho and remain in the Pacific Northwest.

Source: Donor provided biographical note.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection documents events and people in Kempten, Yugoslavia, Paris, Boise, Idaho and San Francisco from the early 1900s to the 1960s. The family migrated from Russia to a German work camp to France and eventually settled in the United States. There is also a collection of 139 photographs of the family, their workplaces, and their residences. Documents are mainly in Russian but some are in German and French.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series.

  • Series 1, Papers
  • Series 2, Photographs

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Paris, France Documents
undated
1/2
US Federal Aid Documents
undated
1/3
Russian Documents
undated
1/4
Postcards/Mail
undated
1/5
Church World Service Documents
undated
1/6
Kempten, Germany Documents
undated
1/7
Resumes
Documents in both English and German
undated
1/8
Resettlement Papers
undated
1/9
Address Scraps
1948-1950
1/10
Untitled Documents
Includes "Short Summary of the 2nd Regional Special Session of the Delegates of the Departments of the Monarchist Union of the Western Zones of Germany. Held in Munich, June 19, 1949"-Translated from Russian
1948-1950
1/11
Handwritten Letters
1948-1950
1/12
Graph Paper Letters
1950
1/13
Typed Blue Ink Letters
1950
1/14
Untitled Documents
1949-1950
1/15
Small Letters
undated
1/16
Russian Civil War Charts
undated
1/17
Pyotr Wrangel Book
undated
1/18
Russian Civil War Booklet
undated
1/19
Russian Civil War Booklet 2
undated
1/20
Russia Empire Coat of Arms
undated
1/21
Untitled Pages Russian Civil War
undated
1/22
Newspaper clippings Russian Civil War
undated
1/23
American Newspaper
undated
1/24
Untitled Pages Russian Civil War
undated
1/25
Letters
undated
1/26
German Papers
1940s
1/27
Russian Papers
1940s
1/28
US Military Papers
undated
1/29
Identification Papers
undated
1/30
Michael's Papers
undated

Series 2:  Photographs Return to Top

Descriptions provided by donor

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/1 1
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Left, Serbia
1940
2/1 2
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Right, Serbia
1942
2/1 3
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Right, Kempten, Germany
Taken by Photo Hauck
1948
2/1 4
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, second from right, Kempten, Germany
Taken by Photo Hauck
1948
2/1 5
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, far right, Kempten, Germany
Taken by Photo Hauck
1948
2/1 6
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, second from right
1940
2/1 7
UN Relief & Rehabilitation Admin. Motor Pool Kempten, Germany
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Front right
approximately 1948
2/1 8
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left, Pancheevo, Serbia
1948
2/1 9
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, kneeling front left
Possibly the deck of the transport ship USUN General M.L. Hersey bound for New York City
August 1950
2/1 10
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Center of photo above tire, leaning forward
UN Relief & Rehabilitation Admin., Motor Pool Kempten, Germany
approximately 1948
2/2 11
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Left, Pancevo, Serbia
1942
2/2 12
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, back row second from left with right hand raised, wearing IRO International Refugee Organization Cap
UN Relief & Rehabilitation Admin., Motor Pool Kempten, Germany
1948
2/2 13
Possibly Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Standing right, Austria
approximately 1943
2/2 14
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left, Linz, Austria
1942
2/2 15
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, kneeling right
UN Relief & Rehabilitation Admin., Motor Pool Kempten, Germany
1949
2/2 16
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, back row, fifth from left, standing next to woman
UN Relief & Rehabilitation Admin., Motor Pool Kempten, Germany
1948
2/2 17
Herr Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left, Kempten, Germany
undated
2/2 18
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, top right, Prague
1944
2/2 19
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left, Prague
1944
2/2 20
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Kempten, Germany
1948
2/3 21
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky on hood of jeep
International Refugee Org. Motor Pool, Kempten, Germany
undated
2/3 22
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left, Panceva, Serbia, 1942
1942
2/3 23
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky
International Refugee Org. Motor Pool, Kempten, Germany
1948
2/3 24
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky
International Refugee Org. Motor Pool, Kempten, Germany
1948
2/3 25
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Kempten, Germany
1947
2/3 26
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky & Michael Ostrogorsky, 508 North 13th Street Boise, Idaho
Aunt Vera's 1947 Chrysler Woody Convertible
1955
2/3 27
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, middle row, 4th from right, Pancero, Serbia
1930
2/3 28
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Right, Kempten, Germany
1944
2/3 29
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Linz, Austria
Auto portrait
1944
2/3 30
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left, "Cleaning up", City Planning Office, Linz, Austria
1944
2/4 31
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, right, leaning against column, Kempten, Germany
1948
2/4 32
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, City Planning Office, Linz
1943
2/4 33
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky- 2 years 1 month, right, Vera Ostrogorsky- 3 years 11 months, left, Serbia
1924
2/4 34
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky-born 1922, right, Vera Ostrogorsky-born 1920, left, Serbia
approximately 1924-1925
2/4 35
Linz, Anstrid, City Planning Office
1943
2/4 36
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Kempten, Germany
1947
2/4 37
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, 3rd from right
International Refugee Org. Motor Pool, Kempten, Germany
undated
2/4 38
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left, Kempten, Germany
1948
2/4 39
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, sitting on hood of truck
International Refugee Org. Motor Pool, Kempten, Germany
undated
2/4 40
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, center forward
International Refugee Org. Motor Pool, Kempten, Germany
undated
2/5 41
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left,, Pancevo,Serbia
1942
2/5 42
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, center of photo wearing a cap between standing and kneeling rows, Subotica, Serbia
1938
2/5 43
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, right, Subotica, Serbia
1938
2/5 44
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left, Kempten, Germany
1946
2/5 45
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, right
UN Relief & Rehabilitation Admin., Motor Pool Kempten, Germany
1947
2/5 46
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left
UN Relief & Rehabilitation Admin., Motor Pool Kempten, Germany
undated
2/5 47
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, second from left
location unknown
undated
2/5 48
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, front row second from left
UN Relief & Rehabilitation Admin., Motor Pool Kempten, Germany
undated
2/5 49
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, kneeling right
UN Relief & Rehabilitation Admin., Motor Pool Kempten, Germany
1946
2/5 50
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left
1948
2/6 51
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left pushing broom, Linz, Austria
possibly cleaning up after a bomb raid
1944
2/6 52
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, middle top row,Pancevo, Serbia
Bicycle messenger (17 years old)
1939
2/6 53
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, third from left. Linz, Austria
City Planning office staff
1944
2/6 54
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, third from right staring at camera, Kempten, Germany
"Once While Drinks"
1949
2/6 55
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky
location unknown
undated
2/6 56
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left, Pancevo, Serbia
1939
2/6 57
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left, Prague
1944
2/6 58
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, second from right, Prague
sign second from top says "Air Protection Room"- bomb shelter
1944
2/6 59
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, left, Prague
1944
2/6 60
Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, front row, second from right (12 years old), Serbia
Football(soccer) team
1934
2/7 61
Helen Ostrogorsky- foreground, Jadviga(Hedy) Ostrogorsky, left, Vera Ostrogorsky, center, Vassilij Sr. Ostrogorsky, right
Parents house- 1513 Loveland, Boise, Idaho, believed to be the last photo of Vassilij Sr. who died August 1960
January 1960
2/7 62
From left- Jadviga Ostrogorsky, Vera Ostrogorsky, Richard Ostrogorsky, Bottom- Michael Ostrogorsky, Boise, Idaho
Back yard of grandparents house. 508 N. 13th, Boise, Idaho
1955
2/7 63
From left- Jadviga Ostrogorsky, Vera Ostrogorsky, Richard Ostrogorsky, Michael Ostrogorsky
Aunt Vera's 1947 Chrysler Woody coupe
1955
2/7 64
Top- Vassilij Sr. Ostrogorsky, Vassiliji Jr. Ostrogorsky, Middle- Olga Barchuk, Maria Ostrogorsky, Jaduyga Ostrogorsky, Bottom- Richard Ostrogorsky, Peter Barchuk, Vera Ostrogorsky, Michael Ostrogorsky
Grandparents house- 508 N. 13th Boise, Idaho
1955
2/7 65
Family dinner, Linz, Austria, Left to right- Vassilij yr., Aunt Vera, Grandmother Maria, unknown, Grandfather Vassilij Sr.
undated
2/7 66
Grandmother Maria Ostrogorsky
1920
2/7 67
Grandmother Maria Ostrogorsky
1920
2/7 68
Maria Ostrogorsky, Serbia
1930
2/7 69
Boise, Idaho, Vassilij Sr. Ostrogorsky, Idaho Highway Department Plans Division
1960
2/7 70
Aunt Vera Ostrogorsky, left, strolling along Danube River, Liniz
1944
2/8 71
Portrait of an unidentified woman, Russian writing on it
undated
2/8 72
clipping of Nicholas II of Russia
undated
2/8 73
Postcard to V. Ostrogorsky
undated
2/8 74
Postcard of Nicholas II of Russia
undated
2/8 75
Small postcard of Nicholas ii of Russia
undated
2/8 76
Portrait of unidentified man, Russian writing on it
undated
2/8 77
White army reunion photo, Serbia, Captain Vassilij Ostrogorsky, bottom row, second from right, wearing cross of Saint George
1920s
2/8 78
White army soldiers, possibly Crimea
undated
2/8 79
International Refugee Organization, Motor Pool, Kempten, Germany
1947
2/8 80
Linz City Planning Office. "[blank] schofer"
1943
2/9 81
Linz City Planning Office "Fran"
1943
2/9 82
Vassilij Sr. Ostrogorsky, bottom row, right, Kosovo, Serbia
Presumably White Army reunion photo (Russian AU Military Union)
1934
2/9 83
City Planning Office Group photo, "Bill" Sr. Ostrogorsky beginning of second row, "Bill" Jr. Ostrogorsky end of second row
February 1960
2/9 84
"The Highway Bulletin"
"Covering the highlights of activities of the Idaho Department of the Highways"
February 1960
2/9 85
Aunt Vera Ostrogorsky, center with light sweater, strolling along Danube River, Liniz, Austria
1943
2/9 86
Vassilij Jr. Ostrogorsky, second from right, Linz, Austria, City Planning Office
1943
2/9 87
Vassilij Jr. Ostrogorsky, front center, Kempten, Germany
undated
2/9 88
Vassilij Ostrogorsky Jr., Kempten, Germany, Motor Pool
1947
2/9 89
Vassilij Jr. Ostrogorsky, far right
UN Relief & Rehabilitation Admin., Motor Pool Kempten, Germany
1948
2/9 90
Vassilij Jr. Ostrogorsky, top right behind woman
UN Relief & Rehabilitation Admin., Motor Pool Kempten, Germany
1948
2/10 91
Michael Ostrogorsky, Santa Monica Beach
August 1954
2/10 92
Michael Ostrogorsky, Santa Monica Beach
August 1954
2/10 93
Michael Ostrogorsky, Lucky Peak Dam outside Boise, Idaho
1953
2/10 94
Left to right- Jaduyga, Michael, Richard Ostrogorsky, Lucky Peak Dam outside Boise, Idaho
1953
2/10 95
Michael Ostrogorsky, 508 N. 13th St., Boise, Idaho, Outside grandparents house
June 1953
2/10 96
Michael Ostrogorsky, Jaduyga Ostrogorsky, Boise, Idaho
1953
2/10 97
Jaduyga and Michael Ostrogorsky, 1507 West State St. Boise, Idaho
August 1953
2/10 98
Michael Ostrogorsky, 508 N. 13th St., Boise, Idaho, grandparents house
1953
2/10 99
Michael Ostrogorsky, 508 N. 13th St., Boise, Idaho, grandparents house
1953
2/10 100
From left to right- Vera, Jaduyga, Richard, Michael Ostrogorsky, on the road to Yellowstone
1953
2/11 101
Yaduyga and Michael Ostrogorsky, 1507 West State Street, Boise, Idaho
1954
2/11 102
Michael and Vassilij Jr. Ostrogorsky, 1507 West State Street, Boise, Idaho
1954
2/11 103
Michael Ostrogorsky, Santa Monica, California
1954
2/11 104
Michael and Vassilij Jr. Ostrogorsky, Santa Monica Beach
August 1954
2/11 105
Jaduyga and Michael Ostrogorsky, San Diego Zoo, California
1954
2/11 106
Richard (bottom left), Michael, Aunt Vera, Grandmother Maria Ostrogorsky, Thanksgiving, 508 north 13th Boise, Idaho, Grandparents home
1954
2/11 107
Michael Ostrogorsky, 1507 West State Street Boise, Idaho
1954
2/11 108
Michael and Vassilij Sr. Ostrogorsky, Payette River, Idaho
1954
2/11 109
Michael and Aunt Vera Ostrogorsky, road to Yellowstone
1956
2/11 110
Michael and Aunt Vera Ostrogorsky, Yellowstone
1956
2/12 111
Richard and Michael Ostrogorsky, 1513 Loveland Street Boise, Idaho
June 1958
2/12 112
(Left to right) Richard, Michael, and Vassilij Jr. Ostrogorsky, Los Angeles, California
1956
2/12 113
Michael and Jaduyga Ostrogorsky, Front yard 1513 Loveland Street Boise, Idaho
September 1957
2/12 114
Michael Ostrogorsky, Front yard 1513 Loveland Street Boise, Idaho
September 1957
2/12 115
Michael Ostrogorsky, 508 North 13th Street Boise, Idaho, Possibly Christmas day or Russian Christmas day
1956
2/12 116
Michael and Jaduyga Ostrogorsky, 1513 Loveland Street Boise, Idaho
1956
2/12 117
Richard and Michael(left) Ostrogorsky, Shoshone Falls, Idaho
September 1956
2/12 118
Michael and Richard Ostrogorsky, Morris Creek, Idaho
August 1956
2/12 119
Michael and Yaduyga Ostrogorsky, Alley outside 508 North 13th Boise, Idaho
1955
2/12 120
Michael and Vassilij Jr. Ostrogorsky, Aunt Vera's 1947 Chrysler Woody coup convertible
1955
2/13 121
Michael Ostrogorsky, 1513 Loveland Street
October 1960
2/13 122
Michael Ostrogorsky, 1513 Loveland Street, Christmas Day
1959
2/13 123
Michael Ostrogorsky, 1513 Loveland Street Boise, Idaho
1960
2/13 124
Michael, Helen, Vassilij Jr. Ostrogorsky, Yellowstone Park
July 1959
2/13 125
Richard, Michael, Vassilij Jr. Ostrogorsky, 1513 Loveland Street Boise, Idaho, Christmas Day
1956
2/13 126
Michael Ostrogorsky, Boise, Idaho, Cub Scout
1959
2/13 127
Helen and Michael Ostrogorsky, 1513 Loveland Street, Boise, Idaho
January 1958
2/13 128
Helen and Michael Ostrogorsky, 1513 Loveland Street, Boise, Idaho
April 1958
2/13 129
Helen, Jaduyga and Michael Ostrogorsky, 1513 Loveland Street, Boise, Idaho
January 1958
2/13 130
Michael Ostrogorsky with Aunt Vera's 1947 Chrysler Woody convertible cope, 508 North 13th Boise, Idaho
1955
2/14 131
Vassilij Ostrogorsky Jr., Kempten, Germany, Motor Pool
1948
2/14 132
Richard and Michael Ostrogorsky, 761 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
1925
2/14 133
Michael Ostrogorsky, 761 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
October 18, 1951
2/14 134
Michael Ostrogorsky, 761 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
December 11, 1951
2/14 135
Jaduyga, Richard, and Michael Ostrogorsky
October 18, 1951
2/14 136
Michael Ostrogorsky, 761 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
October 18, 1951
2/14 137
Jaduyga and Michael Ostrogorsky, 761 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
October 18, 1951
2/14 138
Michael Ostrogorsky, 761 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
October 14, 1951
2/14 139
Michael, Helen, Jaduyga Ostrogorsky, 1513 Loveland Street Boise, Idaho
July 1959

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)