Location of Originals
Scope and Content Note
Title: Oleg Yadoff (Oleg Ivanovich Iadov) papers
Date (inclusive): 1946-1952
Collection Number: 2001C30
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In Russian, French and English
1 microfilm reel
(0.15 Linear Feet)
Writings, letters, and personal documents, relating to Russian émigré affairs and to the resistance movement in France during
World War II.
Yadoff, Oleg, 1902-
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Location of Originals
Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.
|1902 June 14
||Born, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
||Enlisted in the Shock Regiment of General Kornilov
||Diploma of general studies of the secondary school at Rostov-on-Don
||Evacuated with the Volunteer Army to Turkey, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia
||Enrolled at the Russian Cavalry School, Yugoslavia
||Student, Faculty of Pure Science at the University of Belgrade
||Received a university scholarship from the American Committee for the Education of Russian Youth in Exile
||Moved to France
||Bachelor's degree in mathematics and philosophy from the Sorbonne, Paris
||Degree in electrical engineering, the University of Grenoble
||Doctorate in engineering, the Sorbonne, Paris
||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
||Doctorate in physical sciences
||Officer, French Air Forces
||Participated in the French Resistance
||Technical consultant, Allied Expeditionary Force
||Doctorate in mathematical sciences
||Visiting Professor, Research Associate at Columbia University
||Died, United States
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.
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.
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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 Library & 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 Library & Archives.
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Russians -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements
World War, 1939-1945 -- France
Russians -- France