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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Oleg Yadoff (Oleg Ivanovich Iadov) papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1952
    Collection number: 2001C30
    Creator: Yadoff, Oleg, 1902-
    Extent: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Writings, letters, and personal documents, relating to Russian émigré affairs and to the resistance movement in France during World War II.
    Languages: Russian, French, and English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Oleg Yadoff Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2001.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

    Biographical Note

    1902 June 14 Born, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
    1917 Enlisted in the Shock Regiment of General Kornilov
    1918 Diploma of general studies of the secondary school at Rostov-on-Don
    1920-21 Evacuated with the Volunteer Army to Turkey, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia
    1921-23 Enrolled at the Russian Cavalry School, Yugoslavia
    1922 Received a university scholarship from the American Committee for the Education of Russian Youth in Exile
      Student, Faculty of Pure Science at the University of Belgrade
    1923 July Moved to France
    1925 July Bachelor's degree in mathematics and philosophy from the Sorbonne, Paris
    1928 Degree in electrical engineering, the University of Grenoble
    1931 Doctorate in engineering, the Sorbonne, Paris
    1932-1946 Professor, Research Associate, Director of Studies at the Russian Technological Institute in France, a variety of universities and engineering schools affiliated with the Sorbonne, Paris
    1939 Doctorate in physical sciences
    1939-1940 Officer, French Air Forces
    1940-1944 Participated in the French Resistance
    1944-1945 Technical consultant, Allied Expeditionary Force
    1946 Doctorate in mathematical sciences
    1947-1950 Visiting Professor, Research Associate at Columbia University
    ? Died, United States

    Scope and Content Note

    Dr. Oleg Ivanovich Yadoff was an eminent engineer and doctor of engineering, physics, and mathematics, who is recognized for his studies of electrostatics and aerosols, as well as numerous achievements in aeronautics, hydroelectric installations and telecommunications. He played an important role in the French underground and was responsible for rescuing Allied aviators attached to the French Forces of the Interior.
    Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
    The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.


    Russians--United States.
    World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.
    World War, 1939-1945--France.
    United States.
    World War, 1939-1945.