Size: 3.25 linear feet
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Alexander Petroff was a native of Russia who left his native land during the 1917 Revolution. He came to the United States and taught aeronautical engineering at the University of Michigan before becoming the first director of the aeronautical engineering department at the University of Wichita. He later became an engineer with Cessna in Wichita and taught at several universities.
This collection contains mainly technical reports drawn up by Petroff, although a major part of the collection consists of two boxes of photographs of military and civilian aircraft manufactured in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Processed by: AHC, 10-26-1988; JEF, 3-9-1998