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  • Biography
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  • Scope and Content Note

  • Title: Oleg Yadoff (Oleg Ivanovich Iadov) papers
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1952
    Collection Number: 2001C30
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: In Russian, French and English.
    Physical Description: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings, letters, and personal documents, relating to Russian émigré affairs and to the resistance movement in France during World War II.
    Creator: Yadoff, Oleg, 1902-


    Collection is open for research.
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    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.


    Oleg Yadoff was born on 14 June 1902 in Rostov-na-Donu. As a young volunteer he enlisted in one of General Kornilov's shock regiments in the First World War, continuing to serve with the White Army in South Russia until its evacuation in 1920. Arriving in Yugoslavia in 1921 he resumed his education in the sciences at the University of Belgrade. Moving to France in July 1923, he received his baccalaureate in mathematics and philosophy from the Sorbonne (1925). In 1931 he received his doctorate in engineering also from the Sorbonne.
    Conducting teaching and research at a variety of institutes and centers affiliated with the Sorbonne, as well as the Russian Technological Institute in Paris, he published a number of works on aeronautics and hydroelectric installations. Another doctorate in physics in 1939 was followed by a third doctorate in mathematics (1946), as well as by military service in the French air force (to 1940) and thereafter in the French Resistance (through 1945). As a recognized authority on aeronautics and fluid mechanics, from 1947 to the 1950s he was a visiting professor and research associate at Columbia University, New York, as well as consulting engineer for a number of corporations. Yadoff died in New York in 1961.


    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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