Register of the Oleg Yadoff (Oleg Ivanovich Iadov) Papers

Prepared by Polina Ilieva
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Oleg Yadoff (Oleg Ivanovich Iadov) Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

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  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
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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.
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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 . 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.



Series Description

box 1

Biographical File, 1946-1952.

Scope and Content Note

Article, biographical sketches, certificate, citations, clippings, curriculum vitae, letter of thanks, patent, and miscellany, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1

Correspondence, 1951-1952.

Scope and Content Note

Letters, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
box 1

Speeches and Writings, 1949-1952 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

One speech and several articles, arranged chronologically by title

Container List

Box 1


Box/Folder 1 : 1

Article about Yadoff in Book of Friendship. Franco-American Engineers' Relations.

Scope and Content Note

Includes an autographed offprint
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Biographical sketches

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Certificate of the Armed Forces Communications Association, 1951



Box/Folder 1 : 4

Air service post 501

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm, 1946

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Clipping about or mentioning Oleg Yadoff

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Curriculum vitae

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Letter of thanks from the French government, 1946

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Patent, 1945.

Scope and Content Note

Method and device for projecting powders carrying electrostatic charges. Includes articles describing this method and its use in agriculture
Box/Folder 1 : 10




Box/Folder 1 : 11

Ipatieff, Vladimir Nikolaevich, 1951

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Konstantinov, Petr Filaretovich, 1951-1952


SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1949-1952 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 13


Scope and Content Note

Abstracts of papers presented at the meetings of the American Physical Society in 1949-1952
Box/Folder 1 : 14

"Professor V. N. Ipatieff i sovremennye progressy khimii," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph. Includes background material
Box/Folder 1 : 15

"Témoignages: Souvenirs sur la participation des ingénieurs-docteurs dans la Résistance française," Fédération des vétérans de guerre français, 1949 May-June.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 16

"The Impact of the Physical Sciences on Engineering," Columbia Engineering Quarterly, 1950 November.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 17

"Razlozhenie molekuly gazov putem vvedenia svobodnago elektrona unichtozhaiushchego elektron stsepleniia molekuly," Rossiia, 1952 March 18.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy