Preliminary Inventory of the Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Papers, 1944-1994
The original accession (33000 items, dated 1944-1994) includes correspondence, research and writings, subject files, teaching materials, and autobiographical writings documenting the life and career of economist Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (1906-1994). Correspondents include the economists Joseph Schumpeter (under whom he studied at Harvard) and Friedrich von Hayek. Topics include analytical economics, value theory and consumer behavior, bio-economics, time and economic change, entropy and its application to economics, agricultural economics, and the teaching of economics. Some materials are in Russian or Romanian. There are a few photographs of Georgescu-Roegen.
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 (1944-1945). During this period Georgescu-Roegen served the new government in various capacities before he fled the country with his wife in 1948. The accession also includes about 40 audio tape (reel-to-reel) recordings. (95-025)
The addition to the collection (2 items, dated 1950-1975), includes class notes by students in Georgescu-Roegen's course, "Introduction to Mathematical Economics," spring 1950, at Vanderbilt and an audio tape recording (reel-to-reel) of dinner talks given on October 24, 1975, during a two-day conference at Vanderbilt recognizing Georgescu-Roegen's accomplishments. Speakers included Chancellor Heard of Vanderbilt and economists Paul Samuelson and Joseph Spengler. (00-425)
- Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Papers, 1944-1994
- Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas
- 44 Linear Feet, 33002 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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Noted economist and professor at Vanderbilt University; formerly from Romania.
- Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas.
- Samuelson, Paul Anthony, 1915-
- Schumpeter, Joseph Alois, 1883-1950.
- Hayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August), 1899-
- Time and economic reactions.
- Economic development--Environmental aspects.
- Consumer behavior.
- Economics, Mathematical.
- Economics--Study and teaching.
- Agriculture--Economic aspects.
- Economists Correspondence.
- World War, 1939-1945--Romania.
- Romania--Politics and government.
- Audio tapes.
[Identification of item], Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library received the Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen papers as a gift in 1995 and 2000.
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Completed February 27, 1997 and March 26, 2001
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