Ferdynand Ruszczyc, Jan Bułhak and the Vilnius University
Beata K. Obsulewicz
Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II, Polska
Published 2021-03-02


Ferdynand Ruszczyc
Regina Ruszczycowa
Jan Bułhak

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Obsulewicz B. K. (2021) “Ferdynand Ruszczyc, Jan Bułhak and the Vilnius University”, Vilnius University Open Series, pp. 388-405. doi: 10.15388/PZOP.2020.21.


The article presents a personal relationship between the two outstanding authors, between F. Ruszczyc, a painter, writer, organizer of artistic and social life in the Vilnius Region and J. Bułhak, an excellent photographer and an intriguing writer. Attempts were made to indicate how this relation was significant to the functioning of the Vilnius University at the beginning of its “renewed” existence. The analyzes were based on the diaries of F. Ruszczyc (“Ku Wilnu”, “W Wilnie”) and the notes of J. Bułhak (“26 lat z Ruszczycem”, “Liść wawrzynu i płatek róży”). These works tell us a lot about the mission of the University and tasks that it faced in 1919. Regina Ruszczycowa is mentioned in the article as well. The analysis of her correspondence with Ferdynand Ruszczyc reveals us many details about university life and about her husband fascination with Vilnius.

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