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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Constantine L. Zakhartchenko Papers
    Dates: 1915-1989
    Collection number: 77087
    Creator: Zakhartchenko, Constantine L.
    Collection Size: 1 manuscript box, 20 microfilm reels 3.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: These papers contain the personal documents and correspondence of Constantine L'vovich Zakhartchenko, a Russian émigré and aeronautical engineer. In the course of his engineering career, Zakhartchenko was involved with the design and development of numerous aircraft, aircraft components, and missiles, including the jet engine afterburner, the McDonnell ZHJD-1 twin-engine helicopter, and ZAUM-N-Z cruise missile.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Chinese English Russian

    Administrative Information

    Access

    The collection is open for research
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Constantine L. Zakhartchenko Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives and the Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

    Accruals

    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.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    A portion of the collection is available on Microfilm

    Location of Originals

    In part, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York

    Biography

    1900 January 17 Born, Lublin, Russia
    1916-1920 Imperial Naval Academy, Russia
      Active duty as midshipman, second mate, second officer
    1923 Graduated, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
    1934-1943 Assistant chief engineer, Shiuchow Aircraft Works, Kwantung, China
    1943-1948 Chief engineer, Helicopter & Propulsion research division, McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
    1950-1956 Director of Engineering, Product engineering department, United States Naval Ordnance Experimental Unit, Potomac River Naval Command
    1956 Received U.S. Navy distinguished civilian service award
    1987 Died, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These papers contain the personal documents and correspondence of Constantine L'vovich Zakhartchenko, a Russian émigré and aeronautical engineer. In the course of his engineering career, Zakhartchenko was involved with the design and development of numerous aircraft, aircraft components, and missiles, including the jet engine afterburner, the McDonnell ZHJD-1 twin engine helicopter, and ZAUM-N-Z cruise missile.
    The Subject File includes materials on the professional interests of Zakhartchenko, as well as his activity as an Imperial Naval Academy alumnus. Major themes include aeronautical engineering, politics and issues relating to space and arms race, Soviet politics, and history.
    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 the Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into seven series: Biographical file, Correspondence, Speeches and writings, Writings by others, Subject file, Photographs, and Printed matter

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the online catalog.

    Subjects

    Aeronautics. Military--China.
    Aerospace engineering--United States--20th century.
    American society for Russian naval history.
    Association of former Russian naval officers in America.
    Photographs.
    Russia--History.
    Russian emigres--United States.
    Soviet science and technology.
    Soviet Union--Aeronautical engineering.
    Soviet Union--Armed forces.
    Space race--Soviet Union--History.

    Related Material

    Nikolai N. Aleksandrov Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Constantine L. Zakhartchenko papers, 1920-1976, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
    Constantine L. Zakhartchenko papers, 1945-1980, University of Wyoming