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Ilya Prigogine:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Creator: Prigogine, I (Ilya)
Title: I. (Ilya) Prigogine Papers
Dates: 1977-1980
Extent: 2 boxes
Abstract: The collection consists of physicist Prigogine's holograph manuscripts and typescripts dating from 1977 to 1980.
RLIN Record ID: TXRC92-A27
Language English.

Open for research


Gifts, 1978-80

Processed by

Katherine Mosley, 1992

Repository: :

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

The collection consists of Prigogine's holograph manuscripts and typescripts dating from 1977 to 1980. La Nouvelle Alliance, a book co-authored with Isabelle Stengers, is represented by three typescripts. Two of the typescripts are in English and contain holograph revisions; the earlier version is titled Dialogue with Nature. Notes for the sixth chapter of a later book, Order out of Chaos, are also present.

"Order out of Chaos" was also the title of a lecture given by Prigogine at the University of Texas in 1977; audio recordings and a transcript of the lecture are present in the collection. Other lecture materials include a holograph manuscript and audio recording of "From Being to Becoming," a series of three lectures given at the University of Texas in 1978; a 1979 lecture given at the University titled "Einstein: Triumphs and Conflicts"; a typescript of "Aspects of Chemical Evolution," presented at the 1980 Solvay Conference in Chemistry in Washington, D. C.; and a typescript, list of references, notes, and transparencies from ""Probing into Time": The 1980 Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky Lecture" at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovat, Israel. Probing into Time is also the title of an article that appeared in Discovery in September 1980, and a typescript of that work is present in the collection.


Prigogine, I. (Ilya)--La Nouvelle Alliance

Stengers, Isabelle--La Nouvelle Alliance


Solvay Conference in Chemistry

Aharon Katzir--Katchalsky Conference


Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Irreversible processes




Space and Time


Document Types


"Aspects of Chemical Evolution" (lecture: 1980 Solvay Conference in Chemistry, Washington, D.C., 23-24 April 1980), photocopy typescript with holograph revisions and interleaved holograph revision pages, [1980] box 1 folder 1   
Order out of Chaos, 1984, Holograph notes for Chapter VI: Being and Becoming, n.d. box 2 folder 9   
"Probing into Time" (article: Discovery, September 1980), photocopy typescript with holograph revisions, [1980] box 2 folder 10   
"Probing into Time: The 1980 A[haron] Katzir-Katchalsky Lecture" (lecture: Weizmann Institute, Rehovat, Israel, 1980), photocopy typescript with holograph annotations, holograph list of references, holograph notes, and transparencies, [1980] box 2 folder 11