This collection consists of .5 cubic ft of archival material relating to Assen Jordanoff's aviation career, including: correspondence, articles written by Jordanoff, articles about Jordanoff, photographs, and biographical information. The material is in both English and Bulgarian.
Jordanoff, Assen., 1896-1967
bulk 1897 - 1967
George Markow-Totevy, Gift, 2006
0.54 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
No restrictions on access.
Assen Jordanoff (1896-1967) was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and first flew during the summer of 1912. He was with the 1st Air Squadron during the Balkan War 1912-1913 and he was an officer with the Bulgarian Air Force, during World War I. Jordanoff emigrated to the United States in 1921, where he held a variety of aviation-related jobs, including draftsman, engineer, and flight instructor for various aviation companies. The companies he worked for include: LWF (Lowe, Willard & Fowler Engineering Co.), Curtiss Aeroplane Company , and the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Jordanoff was also a renowned aviation writer, and his books include Flying and How to Do It and Jordanoff's Illustrated Aviation Dictionary.
Lowe, Willard, & Fowler Engineering Co.
Assen Jordanoff Papers, Accession number 2006-0037, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum Archives