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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


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