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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.

Identifier

NASM.2006.0037

Creator

Jordanoff, Assen., 1896-1967

Date

bulk 1897 - 1967

Provenance

George Markow-Totevy, Gift, 2006

Extent

0.54 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographic prints

Correspondence

Scope and Contents

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.

Genre/Form

Photographic prints

Correspondence

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Lowe, Willard, & Fowler Engineering Co.

Topics Aeronautics
Flight training
Bulgarians
Periodicals

Citation

Assen Jordanoff Papers, Accession number 2006-0037, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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