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Guide to the Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Papers, 1930-1994

Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of Georgescu's writings and lectures, correspondence, research and subject files, audiovisual recordings, and engagement files. Most materials date from the 1960s-1980s and relate to Georgescu's professional life as a professor at Vanderbilt University. Notable correspondents include Joseph Schumpter, Friedrich von Hayek, Paul Samuelson, and other preeminent economists. Georgescu's work as editor for Econometrica and his extensive writings on entropy and utility are also represented in the collection. A small portion of materials date from his administrative work as a Romanian official. Typed transcripts and other documents reveal details concerning political conditions in Romania during the period of the provisional government and the Armistice trials following World War II. During this period Georgescu-Roegen served the new government in various capacities before he fled the country with his wife in 1948.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00442
Title
Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen papers
Date
1930-1994
Extent
46.5 Linear Feet, 31 boxes
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
English, Romanian, German, Japanese, French, Italian.

Collection Overview

The bulk of the collection consists of Georgescu's writings and lectures, correspondence, research and subject files, audiovisual recordings, and engagement files. Most materials date from the 1960s-1980s and relate to Georgescu's professional life as a professor at Vanderbilt University. Notable correspondents include Joseph Schumpter, Friedrich von Hayek, Paul Samuelson, and other preeminent economists. Georgescu's work as editor for Econometrica and his extensive writings on entropy and utility are also represented in the collection. A small portion of materials date from his administrative work as a Romanian official. Typed transcripts and other documents reveal details concerning political conditions in Romania during the period of the provisional government and the Armistice trials following World War II. During this period Georgescu-Roegen served the new government in various capacities before he fled the country with his wife in 1948.

Materials have been arranged into series, which include: Correspondence, Writings, Research/Subject Files, Engagements, Teaching, Romania, Biographical Files, Audiovisual Materials, and Writings by Others.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Writings, 1930-1994 and undated

The largest series in the collection, the Writings Series contains the bulk of Georgescu's articles, lectures, and related materials, as well as some materials related to his published books. The series has been sorted into subseries: General Works, which includes scholarly articles, conference papers, chapter contributions, and other essays; Books, which includes extensive materials from some of Georgescu's books, but incomplete documentation from other works; Writings about Romania, which contains drafts and notes from Georgescu's unpublished research on Romanian history and Romanian peasantry; and Speeches.

General

Articles, essays, and other writings are arranged alphabetically by title. Book reviews and opinion columns are foldered together at the end of the subseries.

About Economic Growth: A Variation on a Theme by David Hilbert. Closing Remarks by NGR, 1988
Box 1
Amintiri Despre Gazeta Matematica, 1970
Box 1
Analytics versus Dialetics in Economics, 1972
Box 1
Analytical Representation of Economic Decisions under Multiple Criteria, 1982
Box 1
Are the Least Action Principle and Other Economic Laws Laws of Nature?, 1987 and undated
Box 1
Are their [sic] minds that may think above their time? An Exordium, undated
Box 1
Are There Minds that Think above their Time? The Case of Hermann Heinrich Gossen, 1984
Box 1
Asupra Problemei 5527, 1947
Box 1
A Bioeconomic Viewpoint, 1977
Box 1
Bioeconomics, undated
Box 1
Bioeconomics: A New Look at the Nature of Economic Activity, 1979 and undated
Box 1
Bioeconomic Aspects of Entropy, 1975
Box 1
Bioeconomics or Economics?, 1975 and undated
Box 1
Bioeconomics and Ethics, 1973
Box 1
Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists, 1990 and undated
Box 1
Calcul des Probabilites, 1930
Box 1
Carnot Cycle, 1982 and undated
Box 1
Chamberlin's New Economics and the Unit of Production, 1967
Box 1
Change, Order, and Chance (Chapter E), undated
Box 1
Change, Order, and Disorder, undated
Box 1
Choice and Revealed Preference, 1954
Box 1
Choice, Expectations, and Measurability, 1954
Box 1
Comments on the Papers by Daly and Stiglitz, 1979
Box 1
Commentaire: Sadi Carnot et L'essor de la Thermodynamique, 1974
Box 1
The Crisis of Natural Resources, 1981
Box 1
The Crisis of Resources: Its Nature and Its Unfolding, 1980-1987
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A Critique of Statistical Principles in Relation to Social Phenomena, 1969
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Cunoastere si Dialectica; Contributii la Economia si Filozofia Sciintifica, 1974
Box 1
De la Science Economique a la Bioeconomie, 1978
Box 1
La Degradation Entropique et la Destinee Prometheenne de la Technologie Humaine, 1982
Box 1
A Different Economic Perspective, 1976
Box 1
Does Life Matter?, undated
Box 1
Dynamic Models and Economic Growth, 1973-1977
Box 1
Economia dell'ambiente (introduction), 1988
Box 1
Economia e degradazione della Materia, 1985
Box 1
L'economia Politica come Estensione della Biologia, 1974
Box 1
Economia Productiei, 1970
Box 1
Economic Activity Analysis, 1956
Box 1
Economic Growth and Its Representation by Models, 1976
Box 1
Economic Theory and Agrarian Economics, 1960-1973
Box 1
Economics and Educational Development, 1976
Box 1
Economics and Entropy, 1972
Box 1
Economics and Mankind's Ecological Problem, 1976
Box 1
The Economics of Production, 1970
Box 1
The Elasticity of Substitution versus the Marshallian Elasticity, 1972
Box 1
Elementary Analysis of the Concept of Production Function (Chapter B), undated
Box 1
An Emigrant from a Developing Country: Autobiographical Notes I, 1988
Box 1
An Emigrant from a Developing Country: Autobiographical Notes I, 1988 and undated
Box 2
Energetic Dogma, Energetic Economics, and Viable Technologies, 1982
Box 2
The Energetic Dogma, Energy Analysis, and Technology Assessment, 1978
Box 2
The Energetic Theory of Economic Value: A Topical Fallacy, 1983
Box 2
Energy Analysis and Economic Valuation, 1979
Box 2
Energy Analysis and Technology Assessment, 1982
Box 2
Energy and Economic Myths, 1975, 1982
Box 2
Energy, Economics, and the Environment: Reply by NGR, 1981
Box 2
Energy and Matter in Mankind's Technological Circuit, 1978-1979
Box 2
Energy, Matter, and Economic Valuation, 1980 and undated
Box 2
Energy, Matter, and Economics: A Holistic View, 1980-1981
Box 2
Energy, Matter, and Technological Assessment, 1979
Box 2
Energy, Technology, and Society, 1978
Box 2
Entropy, undated
Box 2
The Entropy Law and the Economic Problem, 1970
Box 2
The Entropy Law and the Economic Process, 1975
Box 2
Entropy Law and the Economic Process: A Global Viewpoint, 1980
Box 2
Entropy Law and Economic Process in Retrospect, 1984-1986
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An Epistemological Analysis of Statistics: The Science of Collective Description and of Rational Guessing, 1983
Box 2
An Epistemological Analysis of Statistics as the Science of Rational Guessing, 1967
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O Estrangulamento - Inflacao Estrutural e o Cresimento Economico, 1968
Box 2
Evolution: A Fluxation of Surprises, Not a Flow of Believeds, undated
Box 2
Feasible Recipes versus Viable Technologies, 1984-1988
Box 2
Fixed Coefficients of Production and the Marginal Productivity Theory, undated
Box 2
A Fundamental Property of Systems Characterized by Nonnegative Matrices… Discussion, 1953
Box 2
Further Contributions to the Sampling Problem, 1932
Box 2
Further Thoughts on Corrado Gini's Delusioni dell'econometria, 1966
Box 2
General Reflections on the Theme of Innovations, 1980
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A Historical Perspective of Possible Bridges Between the Economic and Natural Domains, 1989 and undated
Box 2
The Human Species at a Crossroad, 1977
Box 3
O Impasse de Inflacao Estrutural e o Desenvolvimento Equilabrado, 1972
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Imperfection de L'information, Incertitude et Concurrence (preface), 1981
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Independence Theorems for a Class of Sampling Subjects, 1964
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Inequality, Limits, and Growth from a Bioeconomic Viewpoint, 1978
Box 3
Influence de L'age Maternel, du rang de Naissance, et de L'ordre des Naissances sur la Mortinata Lite, 1937
Box 3
An Input-Output Analysis of Marx's Reproduction Scheme, undated
Box 3
The Institutional Aspects of Peasant Economies: A Historical and Analytical Review, 1965-1969
Box 3
International Energy Studies foreword, undated
Box 3
The Interplay between Institutional and Material Factors: The Problem and its Status, 1988
Box 3
The Interplay of Economic and Institutional Factors, 1985
Box 3
Is Entropy Bootlegging Possible?, 1978
Box 3
Is the Perpetual Motion of the Third Kind Possible?, 1976-1977 and undated
Box 3
La Ley de la Entropia y el Problema Economico, 1978
Box 3
L'Environment Economique, Social et Politique de l'entreprise d'ici la fin du Siecle, 1979
Box 3
Leontiff's System in the Light of Recent Results, 1950
Box 3
Logical and Empirical Foundations of Economic Development, undated
Box 3
Looking Back, 1991
Box 3
Man and Production, 1984
Box 3
Mankind at a Bioeconomic Crossroad, 1979-1980
Box 3
Marginal Utility of Money and Elasticities of Demand, 1936
Box 3
Marx's Scheme of Reproduction and Value Theory, undated
Box 3
Mathematical Proofs of the Breakdown of Capitalism, 1960
Box 3
Matter: A Resource Ignored by Thermodynamics-Renewable Resource Economics, 1978
Box 3
Matter Matters, Too, 1977
Box 3
Mea Culpa, undated
Box 3
The Measure of Information: A Critique, 1975
Box 3
Measure, Quality, and Optimum Scale, 1963
Box 3
Mechanistic Dogma and Economics, 1974-1978
Box 3
Methods in Economic Science, 1979-1981
Box 3
Metados em Ciencia Economica, 1980
Box 3
Modificari Structurale in Venitul National al Romaniei, 1947
Box 3
A Multidimensional Generalization of the Bienayme-Chebyshev Theorem, 1975
Box 3
My Life Philosophy, 1990-1991
Box 4
Myths about Energy and Matter, 1979
Box 4
Natural Resources: The Laws and Their Scarcity, 1982
Box 4
The Nature of Expectation and Uncertainty, 1955 and undated
Box 4
The New Economics, 1975
Box 4
Note on the Economic Equilibrium for Nonlinear Models, 1954
Box 4
Note on Holley's Dynamic Model in Econometrica, 1953
Box 4
Note on the Main Proposition of Distribution Theory, undated
Box 4
Note on a Proposition of Pareto, undated
Box 4
On a Class of Probability Distribution, undated
Box 4
On Neo-Populism and Marxism: A Comment on Utsa Patnaik, 1981
Box 4
On the Case of Catalytic Labor, 1970
Box 4
On the Extrema of Some Statistical Coefficients, 1959
Box 4
On the Relation of Binary and Multiple Choices: Some Comments and Further Results, 1968-1969
Box 4
On the Total Extension of a Partial Order, undated
Box 4
Overpopulation and Agrarian Policy, undated
Box 4
Perpetual Motion of the Third Kind and the Economics of Natural Resources, undated
Box 4
Plant, Firm, Industry, undated
Box 4
The Present Status of Utility Theory, undated
Box 4
Privatization: A Word in Search of a Denotation, 1992
Box 4
Le Probleme de la Recherche des Composantes Cycliques d'un Phenomene, 1930
Box 4
Process Analysis and the Neoclassical Theory of Production, 1972
Box 4
Process in Farming versus Process in Manufacturing: A Problem of Balanced Development, 1969
Box 4
Process, Value, and Development, 1963
Box 4
Production Function, undated
Box 4
Production Process and Dynamic Economics, undated
Box 4
The Promethean Condition of Viable Technologies, 1982-1983
Box 5
The Pure Theory of Consumer's Behavior, 1936
Box 5
Quo Vadis Homo Sapiens Sapiens?, 1989
Box 5
Recollections, Part 2, 1990-1992 and undated
Box 5
Reply to Daly and Umana's Economics, Ecology, and Energy postscript, 1981
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Revisiting Marshall's Constancy of Marginal Utility of Money, 1968
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The Role of Matter in the Substitution of Energies, 1979
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Romanian Academy, 1990-1991
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Sabin Manuila, 1967
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Satiety, undated
Box 5
The Scarcity of Materials, undated
Box 5
Scatter Analysis, 1947
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Simple Process and Its Coordinates (Chapter A), undated
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Some Thoughts on Growth Models: A Reply, 1963
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Stabilizing the Currency by a Communist Government: The Romania Case, undated
Box 5
Lo Stato Stazionario e la Salvezza Ecologica, 1984
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The Steady State and the Ecological Problem, undated
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The Steady State and Ecological Salvation: A Thermodynamic Analysis, 1977
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Structural Inflation-Lock and Balanced Growth, 1970
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Structure and Involuntary Unemployment, 1979
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Sur la Meilleure Valeur a Posteriori D'une Variable Aleatoire, 1935
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Symposium on Technology and Public Policy discussion text, 1975
Box 6
The Tableau Economique, undated
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Technology Assessment: The Case of the Direct Use of Solar Energy, 1978
Box 6
La Teoria Energetica del Valor Economico: Un Sofisma Economico Particular, 1983
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Theorie Economique et Economie Politique Agraire, 1967
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Theory and Economic Reality, undated
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The Theory of Choice and the Constancy of Economic Laws, 1950
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Thermodynamics and We, the Humans, 1991
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Thermodynamics, Economics, and Information, 1985-1989
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Threhold in Choice and the Theory of Demand, 1958
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Time and Change (Chapter D), undated
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Time and Change in Economics, 1985 and undated
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Time and Evolution, undated
Box 6
Time and Scarcity in Gossen's Economic System, 1984
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Time and Value in Economics and in Gossen's System, 1985
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Time in Economics, 1980 and undated
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Time in Economics, 1994
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Topics in Analytical Economics, undated
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Toward Partial Redirection of Econometrics, 1952
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Utility, undated
Box 6
Utility, 1969-1972
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Utility, 1964-1968
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Utility, undated
Box 7
Utility, 1968
Box 7
Utility, 1982-1993
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Utility, undated
Box 7
Utility, Expectations, Measurability, Prediction, 1952-1953
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Utility, Value, and Consumer Behavior, undated
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Value Theory and the Consumer's Behavior, 1966
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A Variation about Growth on a Theme by David Hilbert, 1988
Box 7
Vectors and Matrices: Basic Theorems (Appendix A), undated
Box 7
Vilfredo Pareto and his Theory of Ophelimity, 1973
Box 7
Das Wechspelspiel von Institutionellen und Materiellen Faktoren: das Problem und sein Status, undated
Box 7
What Thermodynamics and Biology can Teach Economists, 1977
Box 7
Why We Cannot Get By without Dialectics, 1977
Box 7
Book reviews by NGR, 1951-1973
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Opinion columns by NGR, 1970-1979
Box 7

Writings about Romania

Georgescu's longstanding interest in Romania and his intention to publish scholarly work about the region is documented in this subseries. Materials have been divided based on what appears to be two separate projects: one monograph on the Basarabian region, and one on the history of Romanian peasantry. There is substantial overlap between these books, and it appears that Georgescu's projects evolved over time. Unfortunately the drafts are largely undated. Also represented here is Georgescu's work as an editor and contributor to the Mid-European Studies Center, which intended to publish resources on Romania in the 1950s.

Basarabia draft and cover letter to the Mid-European Studies Center, 1955
Box 8
Basarabia introduction, Chapter 1 drafts, undated
Box 8
Basarabia draft/excerpt, untitled, undated
Box 8
Basarabia maps, undated
Box 8
Chapter 1 draft: Basarabia Survey, undated
Box 8
Chapter 3 draft: Eastern Question and the Romanian Principalities, undated
Box 8
Chapter 1 drafts: Russia, Romania, and Basarabia, undated
Box 8
Basarabia Under Romanian Rules chapter draft, with notes, undated
Box 8
Basarabia and its Romanian Past draft, undated
Box 8
Draft excerpts, Version B, undated
Box 8
Chapters 1 and 2 drafts, Version A, undated
Box 8
Draft, "incomplete version", undated
Box 8
Chapters 1 and 2 drafts, undated
Box 8
Chapters 3 and 4 drafts, undated
Box 8
Chapter 5 draft, undated
Box 8
Chapters 6 and 7, undated
Box 8
Basarabia miscellaneous notes, undated
Box 8
Romania, Russia, and Basarabia drafts, Version C, undated
Box 8
Romanian Peasantry: The National Peasants drafts, undated
Box 9
Chapter draft: By Ourselves, undated
Box 9
Introduction draft, 1954
Box 9
Chapter 2 drafts, untitled, undated
Box 9
Chapter 1 draft: The Land, undated
Box 9
Chapter 2 draft: The Past, undated
Box 9
Population chapter drafts, undated
Box 9
Chapter drafts: National Peasants, The Past, undated
Box 9
Agriculture chapter drafts, undated
Box 9
Agriculture chapter drafts, undated
Box 10
National Income/National Wealth chapter, 1950
Box 10
Economic and General comments, undated
Box 10
The Land and the People, undated
Box 10
Draft, Chapters 1-6, undated
Box 10
Draft: Introduction, Chapters 1-3, undated
Box 10
Draft with unknown excerpts, undated
Box 10
Contents, outlines, notes, undated
Box 10
Draft pages: Introduction, Agriculture, Population, undated
Box 10
Economic and Social Structure of the Romanian People draft, undated
Box 11
Economic and Social Structure of the Romanian People draft, undated
Box 11
Chapter excerpts sent to NGR for comments, 1955
Box 10
The Armistice Convention and its Application, undated
Box 10
A History of Some History of Romania, undated
Box 10
Romanian Handbook project, 1949-1957
Box 10

Books

This subseries includes incomplete drafts, correspondence, and reviews of several of Georgescu's books, including Agrarian Economics, Entropy Law and Economic Process, and Bioeconomics. The bulk of the subseries documents Georgescu's work with a translation of The Development of the Laws of Human Intercourse and the Consequent Rules of Human Action (1954) by Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810-1958), which was accomplished by Rudolf Blitz. Georgescu believed Gossen to have been an unjustly unrecognized inventor of the general theory of marginal utility. His 130-page introduction to the translation consumed over a decade of work, all of which is present.

Agrarian Economics correspondence, 1984-1985
Box 11
Agrarian Economics drafts, undated
Box 11
Agrarian Economics research, undated
Box 11
Analytical Economics: Issues and Problems publisher correspondence, 1963-1967
Box 11
Analytical Economics: Issues and Problems correspondence re: Italian translation, 1966-1973
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Analytical Economics: Issues and Problems reviews, 1967-1984
Box 11
Bioeconomics publisher correspondence, drafts of introduction/preface, 1984
Box 12
Entropy Law and Economic Process publisher correspondence, 1970-1976, 1990-1993
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Entropy Law and Economic Process reviews, 1971-1972
Box 12
Entropy: A New Worldview foreword drafts, 1979-1980
Box 12
Entropy: A New Worldview foreword correspondence and reviews, 1980
Box 12
Entropy: A New Worldview: NGR's response to Irving Kristol in Wall Street Journal, 1980-1981
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Gossen Project: Correspondence with Rudolph Blitz and publisher Augustus Kelly, 1966-1978
Box 12
Gossen Project: Correspondence with F. A. Hayek, 1969-1982
Box 12
Gossen Project: Mathematical notes, undated
Box 12
Gossen Project: Working references, undated
Box 12
Gossen Project: Notes on Blum on Gossen, undated
Box 12
Articles for research on Gossen project, undated
Box 12
Hermann Heinrich Gossen drafts and fragments, 1973 and undated
Box 12
Hermann Heinrich Gossen drafts and fragments, undated
Box 13
Gossen's The Laws of Human Relation and the Rules of Human Action Derived Therefrom translation drafts, undated
Box 13
Corrections to Gossen translation, undated
Box 13
The New Palgrave Dictionary correspondence, 1985-1987
Box 13
The Promethean Destiny of Human Technology publisher correspondence, 1985-1988
Box 13

Speeches

Assorted drafts of speeches, largely undated. Lecture notes and conference papers are found in the General Works subseries.

Miscellaneous speech ephemera, 1940s-1950s
Box 14
Untitled anti-communist lecture, undated
Box 14
Untitled lecture for Congregational Church re: life under communism, 1948
Box 14
Harvie Branscomb class talk, 1949 Dec.
Box 14
Voice of America, 1967 June
Box 14

2. Econometrica/Econometric Society, 1949-1975

Materials largely center on Georgescu's work as an editor for Econometrica, including correspondence, drafts of various articles, and his comments on particular submissions. Includes his copies of the editorial correspondence surrounding Arrow-Debreu's article modelling a theory of general equilibrium.

Cowles Commission Discussion: Limitational Factors of Production and the Allocation of Resources, 1949
Box 14
Editorial correspondence and meeting discussions, 1952-1953
Box 14
Econometric Society Discussion: Production Control and Substitution session, 1953 Dec. 27
Box 14
Correspondence re: Arrow and Debreu's paper, Existence of an Equilibrium for a Competitive Economy, 1953-1954
Box 14
Correspondence re: Ando and Fisher article, 1961
Box 14
Correspondence re: G. Bernard's article, 1961-1962
Box 14
Editorial correspondence and meeting discussions, 1955-1968
Box 14
Symposium session on Pure Theory of Demand drafts, 1969
Box 14
Editorial correspondence with Franklin Fisher re: Fourastie's note, 1975
Box 14

3. Biographical/Clippings, 1940s-1990s

This series contains an assortment of information about Georgescu, including both newspaper clippings and scholarly articles citing his economic work and his advocacy for Romania. The series also contains files documenting his various honorary degrees, a set of portraits of Georgescu, and various versions of his biography and curriculum vitae.

Autobiographical materials for dictionaries, directories, Who's Who, etc.
Box 14
Curriculum vitae/resumes, various versions, 1975-1991 and undated
Box 14
Photographs of NGR, undated
Box 14
Honorary degree: Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, 1976-1977
Box 14
Honorary degree: Universita Degli Studi di Firenze, 1982
Box 14
Honorary degree: University of the South, 1982-1983
Box 14
Honors, miscellaneous, 1976-1990
Box 14
Clippings re: NGR, 1956, 1970s-1991
Box 14
Clippings, editorials re: NGR (Romanian), 1987-1990
Box 14
Articles citing NGR, 1965-1981
Box 14
Articles quoting NGR, 1980-1991
Box 14

4. Teaching, 1950-1979

The Teaching Series contains lecture notes, syllabi, exams, and logistical correspondence from Georgescu's assorted teaching appointments in the United States and abroad between the 1950s and 1970s.

Introduction to Mathematical Economics, Vanderbilt (Econ. 526), 1950 and undated
Box 15
Visiting professorship to Japan: Osaka and Hitotsubashi Universities, 1962-1963
Box 15
University of Sao Paolo/Ford Foundation, 1964-1971
Box 15
Course examinations, various, 1950-1976
Box 15
Ph.D. examinations, 1953-1967
Box 15
Economic Theory examinations, reading lists, 1965-1967
Box 15
Mathematics for Social Scientists syllabi, undated
Box 15
Statistics assignments, notes, undated
Box 15
Advanced Statistical Methods lecture notes, 1971-1972
Box 15
Romanian lectures on Optimalization, Mathematics, 1971
Box 15
Instituto de Pesquisas Economicas lectures, 1971 June
Box 15
Visiting professorship: University of Texas at Austin, 1978-1979
Box 15

5. Romania, 1944-1989

The Romania Series contains Georgescu's documentation from his service as a Romanian government official on committees relating to the Armistice and Soviet economic policy. Materials are loosely sorted and may need further arrangement. Languages include English and Romanian.

Romanian Commission for the Execution of the Armistice, 1944-1945
Box 15
Armistice Convention reports, 1944-1946
Box 15
Soviet/Romanian economic policies, agreements, 1944 and undated
Box 15
Comisia Romana Pentru Aplicarea Armistitiului, 1945
Box 15
Romanian Economic Situation After the War, 1947
Box 15
Romanian/USSR economic policy studies, notes, undated
Box 15
Romanian/USSR economic collaboration, 1945-1948
Box 15
Administratia Livrarilor, 1946-1947
Box 15
Correspondence/notes with Eduard Mark re: Office of Strategic Services, 1989
Box 15

6. Research/Subjects, 1943-1990 and undated

This series includes an assortment of Georgescu's subject and research files, arranged by name or topic. A large portion of the series relates to Romania and its economy during the Cold War.

Additivity, 1960s-1980s
Box 16
Chemistry, 1990
Box 16
Comics saved by NGR, undated
Box 16
De Gleria, S., undated
Box 16
Entropy (Palgrave), undated
Box 16
Farm Surplus, 1965-1966
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Gamma Function, undated
Box 16
Inflation, 1973 and undated
Box 16
Kalecki, Michal, undated
Box 16
Kekaumenos project, undated
Box 16
Minerals/mining, 1977-1982
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Pareto, Vilfredo, undated
Box 16
Philosophy, undated
Box 16
Romania: General, undated
Box 16
Romania: Authors, undated
Box 16
Romania: Rumanian Culture and Behavior, by Ruth Benedict, 1943
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Romania: Communism, undated
Box 16
Romania: Economic Reform, 1990
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Romania: Monetary System and Foreign Trade of Rumania, 1919-1952, 1953
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Romania: Notes by David John Hall, undated
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Romania: Survey of Industrial Production in Communist Romania, by Brutus Coste, 1950
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Romania: History, undated
Box 16
Schumpeter, Joseph, undated
Box 16
Shaw, Lawrence, undated
Box 16
Notes and quotations, unknown project, undated
Box 16
Untitled notebook, undated
Box 17
Various notes, untitled, undated
Box 17

7. Engagements, 1955-1992

The Engagement Series includes correspondence and logistical information documenting many of Georgescu's conference appearances, guest lectures, and tours at institutions around the world. Similar material also appears throughout the Correspondence series.

Visits/tours throughout Asia, 1962-1963
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Linear Programming Symposium, Washington, DC, 1955 Jan.
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University of the South visit, Tennessee, 1966
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University of Alabama lecture, 1970 Dec.
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Southern Economic Association conference, Miami, 1971 Nov.
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University of Ghana visit, 1972 Mar.
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Congress of the Institute: A Sociology for the Third World, Caracasa, Venezuela, 1972 Nov.
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General travel correspondence, 1973-1976
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World Business Council meeting, St. Martin, 1973 Jan.
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North Carolina State University/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill lectures, 1974 Mar.
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Sadi Carnot et L'Essor de la Thermodynamique roundtable, 1974 June
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Western Michigan University lecture, 1974 Oct.
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University of Missouri-Columbia lecture, 1975 Apr.
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Patterson School Great Minds symposium, KY, 1975 Oct.
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National Management Services conference, Touche Ross and Co., Atlanta, 1975 Nov.
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University of Texas at Dallas symposium, 1976 Feb.
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Western Michigan University lecture, 1976 Mar.
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American Education Finance conference lecture, 1976 Mar.
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Northern Illinois University lecture, 1976 Mar.
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University of Wisconsin visit, 1976 Mar.
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Haverford College lecture, 1976 Apr.
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University of Utah visit, 1976 July
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General travel correspondence, 1977
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London School of Economics lectures, 1977 May
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Analysis and Dialectics in the Study of Evolution, at the University of Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, 1977-1978
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General travel correspondence, 1978
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University of Oklahoma program, 1978 Feb.
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First Seminar on Energy Planning, Caraballeda, Venezuela, 1978 Apr.
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Brazil trip, 1978 Aug.
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General travel correspondence, 1979
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Technical Congress for the Investigation and Conservation of Energy Resources, Puerto Rico, 1979
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General travel correspondence, 1980-1981
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Ohio University visit, 1981 Feb.
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Donald S. MacNoughton symposium, Syracuse University, 1981 Feb.
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University of Calgary visit, 1981 Apr.
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Thermodynamique et Sciences de L'Homme conference, Universite Paris-Val de Marne, 1981 June
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Gordon Research Conference on Thermodynamic Analysis, 1981 June
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General travel correspondence, 1982
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Institut fur Hohere Studien, Austria visit, 1982
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Science, Education, Evolution at the Centre for Human Evolution, Florence, 1982
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Beyond Psychology convention, American Psychological Association, 1982 Aug.
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Dubrovnik International Conference (did not attend), 1982 Sept.
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Energy in American History, Mountain Lake, Virginia, 1982 Oct.
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Congress International des Economistes de Langue Francaise, Strasbourg, 1983 May
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Third World Congress of Social Economics, Fresno, 1983 Aug.
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Facing the Future: Atlantic Economic Society, Philadelphia conference, 1983 Oct.
Box 17
General travel correspondence, 1985-1990
Box 17
Building Economics Workshop, National Science Foundation report, 1985 May
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14th International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences, Houston, 1985
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15th International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences, Washington, DC, 1986
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Time and Economics conference, Hamburg, Germany, 1986 Apr.
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Quels Fondements Epistemologiques Pour la Connaissance Economique? Colloquium, Mons, Belgium, 1987 Dec.
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Environment and Development meeting, Milan, 1988 Mar.
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Verdeuropa: Greens' International Convention, Florence, 1988 Oct.
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Science, Technology, Economy: Engelberg forum, 1990 Mar.
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Romanian Academy of Science induction, 1990
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Symposium on Thermodynamics and Energy Systems, ASME Conference, 1991
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Entropy and Bioeconomics conference, European Association for Bioeconomic Studies, Rome, 1991 Nov.
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European Association for Bioeconomic Studies conference, Milan, 1992
Box 18

8. Writings by Others, 1975-1994 and undated

The Writings by Others Series consists largely of unsolicited copies of articles and papers sent to Georgescu for comment. They have been arranged by author, and often include the accompanying correspondence. Similar material can be found in the Correspondence Series, also arranged by name. Georgescu's own research interests are also represented in this series, and his various colleagues and collaborators' work are also included.

Baranescu, George S., 1992
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Bartlett, Albert A., 1990
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Becker, Charles M., 1986
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Benvenuti, Giuliano, 1986
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Berg, Charles, 1987
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Berry, Stanley Keith, 1988
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Betancourt, Roger, 1985
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Bliss, Norman, 1985
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Bon, Ranko, 1988
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Bonauiti, Mauro, undated
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Crivelli, Riccardo, 1987
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Cross, R.B., 1986
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Devchand, Vinodrai Maganlol, 1980
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Dopfer, Kurt, 1988
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Drago, Antonio, 1980-1982
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Elsenhans, Hartmut, 1994
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Erreygers, Guido, 1986
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Festshrift for NGR, 1975-1979
Box 19
Foster, John, 1992
Box 19
Gowdy, John, 1990
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Heertje, A., 1991
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Jenkins Colvin, Phyllis, 1975-1981
Box 19
Lozada, Gabriel, 1992
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Martinez-Alier, Juan, 1987-1991
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Mayumi, Kozo, 1988-1993
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Mehta, Nimai, 1994
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Mensch, Gerhard, 1981
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Misbra, S.S., undated
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Moldau, Juan, 1993
Box 19
Muir, Tom, 1981
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Murota, Takeshi, 1991
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Naredo Perez, Jose Manuel, 1988
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Niedhart, James, undated
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Romagnoli, Alessandro, 1987-1988
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Rosser, J. Barkley, 1989
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Rowley, Robin, and Omar Hamouda, 1988
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Rugina, Anghel, 1993
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Soderbaum, Peter, 1988
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Tani, Piero, 1988
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Todosia, Mihai, 1988
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Tomasson, Gunnar, 1990
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Van Daal, Jan, 1992
Box 19
Wagner, Douglas, 1983
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Wohlmuth, Paul, 1991
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Zencey, Eric, 1993
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9. Correspondence, 1930s-1990s

NGR maintained an extensive correspondence not only with leading economists, but also physicists, engineers, and statisticians. There is correspondence with such luminaries as Wassily Leontief, Joseph Schumpeter, Paul Samuelson, Karl Pearson, and Friedrich Hayek. Also interesting is extensive fan mail from around the world, from people of various professions responding enthusiastically to his The Entropy Law and the Economic Process (1971) and Entropy: A New World View (1980), which found resonance with broader environmentalist and anti-growth sentiments. Institutional correspondence includes not only funding agencies but also work for many arms of the U.S. government (for instance, USAID, the CIA, the Department of Energy, various Senate committees, and Brookhaven National Laboratory) and important public intellectual platforms like the Club of Rome.

Editorial correspondence from his work for Econometrica is filed in the Econometrica Series.

Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 1973-1976

Includes Congress on Vilfredo Pareto

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Agency for International Development (Brazil), 1962-1973
(2 folders)
Box 20
Agricultural Development Council (Subsistence and Peasant Economics), 1963-1968
Box 20
Ahumado, Jorge, 1965
Box 20
Aigner, Dennis, 1972-1973
Box 20
Allred, John, 1976-1981
(3 folders)
Box 20
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1973-1974, 1997
Box 20
American Agricultural Economics Association, 1971-1972
Box 20
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1976-1982
Box 20
American Chemical Society (Chemrawn Conference), 1977-1979
Box 20
American Economic Association, 1970-1985
(2 folders)
Box 20
American Economic Review, 1966-1986
Box 20
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, 1975-1976
Box 20
American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences (ARA), 1967-1997
(3 folders)
Box 20
American Statistical Association, 1969-1971
Box 20
Andronescu, Serban C., 1990-1992
Box 20
Antoniu, Ion, 1975-1976
Box 20
Arrous, Jean, 1978-1982
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Arrow, Keneth, 1965
Box 20
Aschein, Joseph, 1974-1975
Box 20
Atlantic Economic Society, 1975-1984
Box 20
Atrill, Verne, 1973-1975
Box 20
Auster, Richard, 1973
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Avramescu (Family), 1966-1986
Box 20
Banco Nacional do Desenvolvimento Economico, 1972-1973
Box 20
Baranzini, Mauro, 1980-1991
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Barrier-Lynn, Christiane, 1983
Box 20
Battelle, 1975-1976
Box 20
Becattini, Giacomo, 1971-1986
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Benoit, Emile, 1974-1975
Box 20
Bender, Marilyn, 1974
Box 20
Benedetti, Carlo, 1966-1990
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Betancourt, Roger, 1982
Box 21
Bioscience Journal (regarding "The Steady State and Ecological Salvation"), 1976-1979
Box 21
Blang, Mark (re: Dictionary of Economists), 1981-1989
Box 21
Bonaiuti, Mauro, 1993-1994
Box 21
Boncher, William, 1979
Box 21
Boringhieri, 1979-1982
Box 21
Boserup, Mogens, 1977-1978
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Boulding, Kenneth, 1972-1981
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Bowman, David, 1990
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Bowonder, B., 1978
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Brahmananda, P. R., 1974
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Brantley, William, 1975-1979
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Bresso, Mercedes, 1983-1987
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Brinley, Thomes, 1973-1974
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Brodersohn, Mario, 1966-1967
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Bronfenbrenner, Martin, 1986
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Buchenan, James, 1986
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Buesco, Mercea, 1970-1991
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Bune, Mirko, 1975-1978
Box 21
Bunt, John S. (Australian Institute of Marine Science), 1979-1985
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Burch, Jr., William, 1972-1975
Box 21
Caldwell, Malcolm, 1975-1977
Box 21
Cantarelli, Davide, 1983-1985
Box 21
Carlson, Rey, 1967-1974
Box 21
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1965
Box 21
Center for Economic Education, 1979-1981
Box 21
The Center for Reflection on the Second Law, 1981-1991
Box 21
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 1982
Box 21
Cepede, M., 1966-1967
Box 21
Chabert, Alexandre, 1967-1982
Box 21
Chipman, John, 1969-1974
Box 21
Chirot, Daniel, 1971
Box 21
Clarendon Press, 1963-1976
Box 21
Clipea, Alexandru, 1972
Box 21
Cloud, Preston, 1973-1980
Box 21
Club of Rome, 1976-1983
Box 21
Cohen, Jacob, 1967-1968
Box 21
Cohendet, Patrick, 1983-1984
Box 21
Colander, David, 1991
Box 21
COMRATE - Committee of Mineral Resources and the Environment of the National Resources Center, 1973-1975
Box 21
Council for International Recreation, Culture, and Lifelong Education (CIRCLE), 1975
Box 21
Condruc, M., 1979-1980s
Box 21
Crivelli, Riccardo, 1984-1990
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Dagum, Camilo, 1966-1976
Box 21
Dai Dong Conference, 1972-1975
Box 21
Daly, Herman, 1965-1993
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Daneke, Greg, 1980-1983
Box 21
Daniel, Sami, 1977-1986
Box 21
Dardi, Marcus, 1971-1977
Box 21
Das Gupta, K. K., 1979-1981
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Dasgupta, Dipankar, 1981
Box 21
Davis, Vincent (Lexington), 1975-1980
Box 21
Day, Richard H., 1968-1991
Box 21
Decei, Aurel, 1948-1949
Box 21
DeForest, J. D., 1973-1982
Box 21
De Gleria, Silvana, 1983-1986
Box 21
Dekker, Maurits (Marcel), 1975-1976
Box 21
Demetrescu, M.C., 1968-1994
Box 21
DiMarco, Luis, 1994
Box 21
Dix, Samuel, 1975-1976
Box 21
Dolloff, Norman M., 1975
Box 21
Dopfer, Kurt, 1984-1989
Box 21
Dragan, J. Constantin, 1979-1989
Box 21
Dorfman, Robert, 1979
Box 22
Dragnich, Alex, 1957-1990
Box 22
Drago, Antonino, 1981-1987
Box 22
Dubner, Howard, 1969-1970
Box 22
Dunod Editeur, 1969-1970
Box 22
Eastern Economic Journal, 1985-1986
Box 22
Earhart Foundation, 1966-1986
Box 22
Earth Metabolic Design, 1976-1977
Box 22
Ecole nationale superieure des telecommunications, 1976-1977
Box 22
The Ecologist, 1975-1980
Box 22
Economic History Association, 1975
Box 22
Ecoropa, 1980
Box 22
Edens, Thomas, 1975
Box 22
Edward Elgar Publishing, 1990-1993
Box 22
Ehrlich, Paul, 1975-1982
Box 22
English, J. M., 1973-1982
Box 22
Enzer, Hermann, 1966-1967
Box 22
Ercelawn, Aly Alp, 1969-1983
Box 22
Erickson, Edward, 1966-1967
Box 22
Eris, Ibrahim, 1970-1990
Box 22
ETAS Libri, 1979-1980
Box 22
European Association for Bioeconomic Studies (E.A.B.S.), 1991-1992
Box 22
European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, 1991
Box 22
European Space Agency, 1980
Box 22
Faber, Malte, 1983-1986
Box 22
Fels, Rendings, 1962-1963
Box 22
Fiamboli, Gabriel, 1971-1975
Box 22
Fleckseder, Hellmut, 1975
Box 22
Federal Energy Administration, 1974
Box 22
Federal Trade Commission, 1974
Box 22
Feiwel, George, 1983-1984
Box 22
Fernandes, Santiago, 1965-1976
Box 22
Fitoussi, Jean-Paul, 1975-1984
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Flores, Edmundo, 1973-1978
Box 22
Foley, Vernart, 1975
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Foste, Wolfgang, 1986-1991
Box 22
Ford Foundation, 1974-1979
Box 22
Forscher, Frederick, 1975-1992
Box 22
Forum Engelberg, 1990-1991
Box 22
Fourastie, Jacqueline, 1975-1976
Box 22
Frankman, Myron, 1979-1980
Box 22
Friedman, Milton, 1973
Box 22
Friends of the Earth, 1975-1982
Box 22
Frisch, Ragnar, 1936
Box 22
Fulbright-Hays Award, 1973-1979
Box 22
Fundacao Getulio Vargas, 1967-1972
Box 22
Gale, Stephen, 1973-1979
Box 22
Gandolfo, Giancarlo, 1984-1988
Box 22
Garcia, Xavier, 1980-1981
Box 22
Ghosh, Sukosh K., 1974-1976
Box 22
Giarini, Orio, 1978-1979
Box 22
Grinewald, Jacques, 1974-1991
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Growth and Change journal, 1977-1979
Box 22
Guggenheim and Fulbright Foundations, 1957-1959
Box 22
Guitton, Henri, 1967-1981
Box 22
Gulf Research and Development Company, 1975
Box 22
Haberler, Gottfried, 1969-1972
Box 22
Hagemann, Harald, 1991-1992
Box 22
Hage, G. B., 1975
Box 22
Hall, Max (Harvard University Press), 1964-1974
Box 22
Hammer, Wolfgang, 1980-1984
Box 22
Hamouda, Omar, 1993-1994
Box 22
Hannon, Bruce, 1976
Box 22
Hardin, Garret, 1981
Box 22
Harvard University - Russian Research Center, 1948-1949
Box 23
Hatanaka, Michio, 1957-1991
Box 23
Hawk, David L., 1985
Box 23
Heertje, Arnold, 1991-1992
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Henderson, Hazel, 1975-1981
Box 23
Hesse, Gunter, 1985
Box 23
Hicks, John, 1973-1975
Box 23
Hoffman, George, 1971
Box 23
Hidalgo, Carlos, 1983-1984
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Hoffman, Nicholas von, 1974-1975
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Honkasalo, Antero, 1978-1983
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Houthakker, H. S., 1953
Box 23
Howell, Charles, 1982-1991
Box 23
Huddle, Donald, 1970-1975
Box 23
Hurwicz, Leonid, 1968-1971
Box 23
Iancu, Aurel, 1990-1993
Box 23
Indiana University Press, 1967-1975
Box 23
Instituto superior de agricultura, 1978-1980
Box 23
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 1976-1977
Box 23
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1972-1973
Box 23
International Economic Association, 1965-1969
Box 23
International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study (IFIAS), 1975-1978
Box 23
International Institute of Sociology, 1963-1974
Box 23
International Journal on the Unity of the Sciences, 1985-1987
Box 23
International Society for the Study of Time, 1979-1980
Box 23
International Statistical Institute, 1966-1974
Box 23
Jaffe, William, 1972-1975
Box 23
Jenkin, Michael Phyllis, 1975-1982
Box 23
Johnson, Harry G., 1964-1967
Box 23
Journal of Economic Issues, 1972-1981
Box 23
Journal of Economic Literature, 1972-1976
Box 23
Junker, Louis, 1977-1981
Box 23
Kapp, William, 1975
Box 23
Katzner, Donald, 1973-1974
Box 23
Koide, Kounosuke, 1977-1994
(4 folders)
Box 23
Koyama, Naokuni, 1978-1981
Box 23
Kuenne, Robert, 1965-1974
Box 23
Kuznets, Simon, 1971
Box 23
Lari, Eugenio, 1983
Box 23
Laudadio, Leonard, 1973-1975
Box 23
Lepkowski, Wil, 1974-1979
Box 23
Leontief, Wassily, 1948-1974
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Lior, Noam, 1991-1992
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Lombardo, Heraclio, 1965-1967
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London, James, 1983-1984
Box 23
Long, Richard, 1967-1973
Box 23
Lopez-Solorzano, Joaquin, 1981-1987
Box 23
Lowe, Adolphe, 1968-1973
Box 23
Lozada, Gabriel, 1990-1993
Box 23
Lucas, Robert, 1978
Box 23
Lustig, Terry, 1978-1988
Box 23
Lutz, Mark, 1978-1984
Box 23
Macmillan Press, 1989
Box 23
Malinvaud, Edmond, 1976-1978
Box 23
Malita, Mircea, 1976
Box 23
Madden, Carl, 1972-1975
Box 23
Marinov, Hristo, 1977-1981
Box 23
Mark, Eduard, 1989
Box 23
Marrama, Vittorio, 1966-1975
Box 23
Marschak, Jacob, 1956
Box 23
Martinez Alier, Juan, 1980-1985
Box 23
Mason, Kenneth, 1974-1975
Box 23
Matta, Pietro, 1983-1985
Box 23
Matzner, Egon, 1975-1994
Box 24
Mayumi, Kozo, 1981-1994
Box 24
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1963-1981
Box 24
Meadows, Dennis, 1973-1972
Box 24
Melet, Regine, 1984
Box 24
Methodology and Science (Esser, P.H.), 1974-1976
Box 24
Mermelstein, David, 1984-1985
Box 24
Merton, Robert K., 1985
Box 24
Midsouth Academy of Economists, 1973-1975
Box 24
Miernyk, William, 1977-1994
(2 folders)
Box 24
Mihoc, Gheorge, 1971-1980
Box 24
Miles, Don, 1981-1983
Box 24
Mirowski, Philip, 1987-1991
(3 folders)
Box 24
Miscellaneous Publishers, 1954-1987
Box 24
Molesti, Romano, 1985-1993
Box 24
Morishima, Michio, 1964-1982
Box 24
Moroney, John, 1981-1986
Box 24
Muldan, Juan Herstajn, undated
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Murthy, Ranganath, 1985-1988
Box 24
Murota, Takeshi, 1979-1987
Box 24
Muse, William W., 1975
Box 24
Mussard, Jean, 1973-1975
Box 24
Mutz, Michael (Greenpeace Magazine), 1992
Box 24
Nakajima, Chihiro, 1986-1987
Box 24
National Academy of Sciences, 1966-1973
Box 24
National Bureau of Economic Research, 1973-1974
Box 24
National Science Foundation, 1967-1982
Box 24
National Science Foundation (Reports), 1964-1970
Box 24
Nebbia, Giorgio, 1978-1988
Box 24
Negative Population Growth, 1974-1981
Box 24
Negoita, Constantin, 1977-1990
Box 24
Newman, Peter, 1966-1986
Box 24
Nikaido, H. and Gale, David, 1965
Box 24
Nuti, D. Mario, 1973
Box 24
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1972-1976
Box 24
Office of Technology Assessment, 1975-1980
Box 24
Olivera, Julio H. G., 1968-1971
Box 24
Olson, Mancur, 1975, 1982
Box 24
Onicescu, Octav, 1966-1983
Box 24
Otani, Ryozo, 1966-1984
Box 25
Oxford University Press, 1973-1974
Box 25
Ozol, Gengiz, 1973-1985
Box 25
Pachauri, R. K., 1979-1991
Box 25
Pearson, Karl, 1931-1932
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Pelaez, Carlos, 1972-1976
Box 25
Pellanda Custoza, Anna, 1978-1980
Box 25
Penney, Ken, 1981-1982
Box 25
Pergamon Press, 1974-1989
Box 25
Perroux, Francois, 1976-1986
Box 25
Petrovan, Dan, 1961-1968
Box 25
Peyches, Ivan, 1975
Box 25
Phipps, Cecil, 1952
Box 25
Piper, Nikolaus, 1982, 1992
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Popescu, Oreste, 1966-1970
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President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties, 1980
Box 25
Prigogine, Ilya, 1977-1978
Box 25
Princeton University Press, 1975-1986
Box 25
Prodan, Michail, 1774-1992
Box 25
Rand McNally Company, 1957-1972
Box 25
Renaissance Universal Journal, 1979
Box 25
Resources for the Future (Smith V. Kerry), 1976-1980
Box 25
Rifkin, Jeremy, 1980-1983
Box 25
Rockefeller Foundation, 1957-1976
Box 25
Roman, Petre (Prime Minister), 1990-1992
Box 25
Roman, Vatter, 1976-1979
Box 25
Romanian-American Chamber of Congress, 1991-1993
Box 25
Romanian Embassy Officials, 1990-1992
Box 25
Romanian Library in Freiburg, 1969-1987
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Roncaglia, Alessandro, 1992
Box 25
Rugina, Anghel, 1967-1989
Box 25
Samuelson, Paul, 1953-1989
Box 25
Scazzieri, Roberto, 1982-1991
Box 25
Schmidt, Christian, 1973-1978
Box 25
Schoenman, Jean-Claude, 1968-1991
Box 25
Schoijet, Mauricio, 1981-1982
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Schumpeter, Joseph, 1936
Box 25
Schutze, Christian, 1989, 1991
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Schutts, Francis, 1972-1979
Box 25
Science Journal, 1977-1981
Box 25
Seifert, Eberhard K., 1987-1991
Box 25
Siegfried, John, 1984-1986
Box 25
Signenza, Manuel, 1976-1983
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Silk, Leonard, 1974, 1992
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Silveira, Antonio da, 1981-1990
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Silver, R. S., 1976-1979
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Simonsen, Mario, 1966-1967
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Singh, Narindar, 1974-1987
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Slesser, Malcolm, 1977
Box 26
Smutz, Morton, 1974-1975
Box 26
Snavely, William P., 1968-1969
Box 26
Soberon, Oscar, 1982-1983
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Solo, Robert, 1972-1989
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Solterer, Josef, 1971-1973
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Sorensen, Phillip and Canterbury, E. Ray, 1974-1976
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Sorensen, Torben S., 1975
Box 26
Southern Economic Association, 1967-1991
Box 26
Southern Economic Journal, 1974-1987
Box 26
Spengler, Joseph, 1975-1976
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Spierer, Charles, 1978-1979
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Sporea, Constantin, 1967-1988
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Sprout, Harold, 1974-1975
Box 26
Spulber, Nicholas, 1967
Box 26
Steuer, Max, 1973
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Streeten, Paul P., 1973-1990
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Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences (SCASS), 1992-1993
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Sweezy, Paul, 1974
Box 26
Tamanoi, Yoshiro, 1979-1985
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Tanaka, Osamu, 1980-1985
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Tani, Piero, 1977-1985
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Tarbell, D. Stanley, 1975
Box 26
Taussig, F. W. (The Quarterly Journal of Economics), 1936
Box 26
Teichmann, Theodor, 1975-1976
Box 26
The Tennessean, 1970-1989
Box 26
Tepicht, Jerzy, 1966-1968
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Terrell, William T., 1972-1973
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Thrift, Nigel J., 1974-1975
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Tintner, Gerhard, 1966-1975
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Toyo Keizai Shinposha (Japanese publisher), 1977-1980
Box 26
Tribus, Myron, 1980-1982
Box 26
El Trimestre Economico, 1974-1976
Box 26
Tsuru, Shigeto, 1979-1987
Box 26
Uhr, Carl G., 1975
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Umana, Alvaro, 1984
Box 26
UNESCO, 1976
Box 26
U. S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, 1975-1978
Box 26
U. S. Department of Transportation, 1979-1981
Box 26
U. S. Information Agency, 1973-1976
Box 26
U. S. Senate, 1973-1975
Box 26
University of Ottawa, 1974
Box 26
Vanderbilt University - Branscomb Award, 1967-1968
Box 26
Vanderbilt University - Centennial Symposium on Technology and Public Policy, 1975
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Vanderbilt University - Graduate Program in Economic Development, no year
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Vanderbilt University - grants, 1964-1981
Box 27
Vanderbilt University - internal correspondence, 1949-1982
(6 folders)
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Vanderbilt University - mathematics minor committee, 1972
Box 27
Vanderbilt University - salary negotiations, 1951-1975
Box 27
Vanderbilt University - parking rage, 1967-1972
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Veziroglu, T. Nejat, 1983
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Vietorisz, Thomas, 1974
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Villela, Villanova, 1972-1973
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Vyasulu, Vinod, 1973-1983
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Wade, Nicholas, 1975-1988
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Wagensberg, Jorge, 1978-1980
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Walter Eucken Institut, 1986-1990
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Webb, Samuel, 1976
Box 27
Weiss, Roger, 1967-1991
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Western Economic Association, 1987
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Whitaker, John, 1983
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Whitley, Richard, 1979-1980
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Williamson, Jeffrey G., 1968
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Wilson, Kenneth D., 1975-1978
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Winninghof, Ellie, 1992
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Winston, Gordon, 1971-1974
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Wold, Herman, 1972-1975
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Wolfson, Murray, 1968-1973
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World Council of Churches, 1974
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World Organization of General Systems and Cybernetics, 1975-1976
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Woo, Henry K. H., 1988
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Wu, Shih-Yen, 1971
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Zamagni, Stefano, 1976-1991
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Zamfirescu, Ioana-Paul, 1976-1979
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Zeleny, Milan, 1977-1985
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Zeman, Jirl, 1972-1976
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A-K, 1952-1994
(12 folders)
Box 27
L-Z and undated, 1955-1994
(16 folders)
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Letters of recommendation for students, 1950-1989
(2 folders)
Box 28
Letters to the Editor, 1980-1990
Box 28
Reprint permission requests, 1975-1984
Box 28
Requests for reprints, 1950-1976
(2 folders)
Box 28
Fan mail, 1950-1976
(6 folders)
Box 28
Fan mail, 1977-1993
(4 folders)
Box 29
Undated Romanian letters, undated
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Unsorted Romanian letters, 1967-1994
(29 folders)
Box 29
Economics Dinner Tape, 1975-10-24
Original 1/4" open reel tape
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0001
14-17 New, undated
Original 1/4" open reel tape
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0002
25-27 new, undated
Original 1/4" open reel tape
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0003
Beethoven Piano, undated
Original 1/4" open reel tape
Box 30
Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0004
198 Beethoven Piano Music Vol. I II, undated
Original 1/4" open reel tape
Box 30
Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0005
298 Schubert Quintet D956 C, undated
Original 1/4" open reel tape
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0006
I. 370 || 270 5/5 5/9, undated
Original 1/4" open reel tape
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0007
439 | 2. || 65 || 325 ||, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0008
387 Opera Tri La Gioconda, undated
Original 1/4" open reel tape
Box 30
Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0009
unlabeled, undated
Original 1/4" open reel tape
Box 30
Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0010
315 Bartok Crn Str no. 1, no. 5, undated
Original 1/4" open reel tape
Box 30
Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0011
17-20, undated
Original 1/4" open reel tape
Box 30
Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0012
New 39-42, undated
Original 1/4" open reel tape
Box 30
Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0013
65 Mozart Don Giovanni, 1963-01
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0014
66 Mozart Don Giovanni, 1964-02
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0015
1. 362x 2. 307 Mozart 387, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0016
43-46 New, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0017
32-34 New, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0018
28-31 New, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0019
307 4/7/58 7/4/58, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0020
387, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0021
51-53 New, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0022
18-21 part new, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0023
244 BARROC, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0024
Rachmaninoff Rapsody Paganini, 263, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0025
281 x || 482, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0026
33-34, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0027
8-12, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0028
3/17/58 3/28/58, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0029
25-29, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0030
Reo Plastic Lender 3:00, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0031
Music of Johann Strauss, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0032
Last 1969/70, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0033
18-13 new, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0034
6-9 new, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0035
22-24 new, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0036
30, 32, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0037
1-5 / 2, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0038
unlabeled, undated
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Box 30
Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0039
4/14/58 4/18, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0040
140 A51 262, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0041
Schubert Sym 5, 8, 9, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0042
unlabeled, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0043
unlabeled, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0044
47-50 New, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0045
25-28, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0046
2x? 786, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0047
213, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0048
1-4/1969, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0049
13-16, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0050
New 35-38, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0051
unlabeled, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0052
Akai Demonstration Tape, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0053
Interview with Prof. Nicholas-Georgescu Roegen 7.13.67, 1967-07-13
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0054
unlabeled, undated
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Audio-reel RL00442-RR-0055

Historical Note

Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (1906-1994) was born in Constantsa, Romania. He studied mathematics at the University of Bucharest and graduated in 1926. He earned his doctorate in statistics from the Sorbonne in 1930 and become a professor of statistics at the University of Bucharest. He spent 1934 through 1936 at Harvard University, and worked with Joseph Schumpeter and Wassily Leontif. Their research influenced Georgescu's work in mathematical economics. Although Schumpeter invited Georgescu to stay at Harvard, he returned to Romania in 1934 as both a professor and government official (working several positions, including as the head of the Romanian Armistice Commission) until the Communist revolution in 1948 forced him and his wife, Otilia, to flee the country. The couple made their way back to the United States in 1949, where Georgescu joined the economics faculty at Vanderbilt University.

Georgescu had widespread economic interests, but is especially noted as a pioneer of bioeconomics, also referred to as evolutionary or ecological economics. His research and writings apply the entropy law of thermodynamics to economical activity in markets and society.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library received the Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen papers as a gift in 1995 and 2000.

Processing Information

Preliminarily processed at Level 2 by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico and Alice Poffinberger. Completed February 27, 1997 and March 26, 2001.

Reprocessed at Level 3 by Adam Leeds and Meghan Lyon. Completed September 2015.