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The History of Accounting

March 2015

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Image (left): Accountant's Office [between 1910 and 1920]
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                  Periodicals                     Print Indexes

Accounting and Auditing Periodicals

The Accountant. Dublin [etc.] Lafferty Publications [etc.]
LC Call Number: HF5601 .A14
LC Catalog Record: ca13001641

Holdings 1912 - 1979. This is a U.K. publication with articles on topics of interest to professional accountants.

Accountants' Magazine. [Edinburgh, Published for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland by Accountants' Pub. Co., etc.]
LC Call Number: HF5601 .A22
LC Catalog Record: ca18001487

Holdings 1897 - 2001. Earlier title is Accountant's Magazine; a Journal for Business Men; the title later changed to CA. This is a U.K. publication with articles on topics of interest to professional accountants.

The Accounting Historians Journal. [University, Ala., Academy of Accounting Historians]
LC Call Number: HF5601 .A34
LC Catalog Record: 77643019

Holdings 1974-2006. Available from 1974-2010 on JSTOR (a subscription database available to patrons onsite at the Library of Congress). Articles aimed to illustrate the "evolution of accounting thought and accounting practice." There were occasional index volumes printed, for example one that coved the years 1974-1983.

Accounting Horizons. Sarasota, FL : American Accounting Association, c1987-
LC Call Number: HF5616.U5 A33
LC Catalog Record: 88645569

Holdings begin in 1987. Quarterly publication with articles of interested to accountants. Business Source Complete (a subscription database available to patrons onsite at the Library of Congress) covers the years 1987 - present.

The Accounting Review. [Sarasota, Fla., etc.] : American Accounting Association, 1926-
LC Call Number: HF5601 .A6
LC Catalog Record: 29008222

Holdings 1926-2009 but many of the early volumes are off-site. JSTOR (a subscription database available to patrons onsite at the Library of Congress) has 1926-2008. It was quarterly from 1926-2005 and contains articles for professional accountants.

The Arthur Andersen Chronicle. [Chicago] Arthur Andersen & Co.
LC Call Number: HF5601 .A9
LC Catalog Record: 43036588

Holdings: v. 1, no. 3-v. 37, no. 2; Apr. 1941-Sept. 1975. This is a journal with articles from members of the firm on topics of interest to practitioners.

Arthur Young Journal. New York, Arthur Young & Co.,
LC Call Number: HF5601 .A912
LC Catalog Record: 58038563

Holdings 1963-1977. This is a journal produced by the accounting firm and includes articles from members of the firm on topics of interest to practitioners.

Auditing. [Sarasota, FL : Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association, c1981
LC Call Number: HF5667 .A79
LC Catalog Record: 81643886

Holdings: 1981-2005. This is a journal with articles on topics of interest to practitioners.

Accountancy. London : Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors, 1938-
LC Call Number: HF5601.S6
LC Catalog Record: 44035340

Holdings: 1928-2011. This a UK title and contains news, articles, and papers by the Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors under the name of Accountancy, starting with volume 50 in the year 1938. Previous title was Incorporated Accountants' Journal.

Business: The Magazine for Office, Store and Factory. Detroit, Mich., The Business Man's Publishing Company [etc.] 18 -19
LC Call Number: HF5601.B9
LC Catalog Record: 41041181

Holdings under this call number cover 1881-1914. This is known by several titles: Book-keeper, a Magazine for Men; Book-keeper and Business Man's Magazine; Business Man's Magazine and the Book-keeper; Business Man's Magazine; Book-keeper, a Magazine for the Business Man; Business and the Book-keeper. Articles covered issues, practices, topics of interest to professional accountants and bookkeepers. There was an emphasis on those working in a business and not working independently.

The CPA Journal. New York, N.Y. : New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, c1972-
LC Call Number: HF5601 .N53
LC Catalog Record: 74644008

Holdings under the current and previous title include 1930-1970 and 1972-2012. Previous title, New York Certified Public Accountant : CPA.

Haskins & Sells. Selected papers - Haskins & Sells. [New York] Haskins & Sells. 1955-
LC Call Number: HF5601 .H3
LC Catalog Record: 56004497

Holdings 1955-1974. Presents papers on various topics on tax and accounting written by and for members of the firm.

Incorporated Accountants' Journal. London: Society of Inc. Accountants and Auditors.
LC Call Number: HF5601.S6
LC Catalog Record: sf86004032

Holdings: 1928-1938. This is a collection of news, articles, and papers all in regard to accounting and auditing over the years. The first volume was published in 1889, yet the Library's records show holdings only for the volumes from 1928-1938.

Institute of Accountants in the United States of America. Year-book of the Institute of Accountants in the United States of America (including the American Association of Public Accountants). New York : The Institute, 1916-1947.
LC Call Number: HF5601.A8
LC Catalog Record: 17005162

Holdings 1916-1947. This title included an annual report and rundown of the business of the association for the year including activities and officers. It also included a list of members as well as a geographic list of members and associates.

Internal Auditing. [Boston, Mass.] : Warren, Gorham & Lamont, c1985- Vol. 1, no. 1 (summer 1985)-
LC Call Number: HF5668 .I58
LC Catalog Record: 85643930

Holdings: 1958-1996, 2002. This is a journal with articles on topics of interest to practitioners.

The Internal Auditor : Journal of the Institute of Internal Auditors. [New York, N.Y. : Institute of Internal Auditors]
LC Call Number: Microfilm (o) 82/206
LC Catalog Record: sn83004122

Holdings: v.1-v.68-v.69 iss. 4-6 (1944-2012:Aug.-Dec.). This is a journal with articles on topics of interest to practitioners.

Journal of Accountancy. New York, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Accountancy Publishing Co., New York,
LC Call Number: HF5601.J7
LC Catalog Record: 07039524

Holdings: 1906-2010. The title was published Nov. 1905-Sept. 1916 by the American Association of Public Accountants and later by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This periodical contains frequent news and editorials from expert accountants such as R. H. Montgomery, to discuss current problems in the developing accounting profession. Includes many editorials written about how in the accounting world of that day, the Society would not admit CPAs from other states because it did not consider them to be up to the standards of the New York State. The journal also covers a lot of other subjects with sections on the History of Accounting and Accountants, Government Regulation of Railway Rates, Collateral Employment of Accountants, and also includes Questionnaires, discussion of such topics as the Accountant as an Expert Witness, information on Anniversary Banquets of the American Association of Public Accountants, and other meetings of other Associations.

Journal of Accounting and Economics. Amsterdam, North-Holland Pub. Co.
LC Call Number: HF5601 .J724
LC Catalog Record: 2003204320

Holdings: 1979-2012. This title combined the subjects accounting and economics together, to produce "the highest quality manuscripts which employ economic analyses of accounting problems." Published in collaboration with the Graduate School of Management, the University of Rochester (called William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, the University of Rochester).

Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance. Boston, Warren, Gorham & Lamont.
LC Call Number: HF5601 .J73
LC Catalog Record: 77643084

Holdings: 1977-2012. This is a periodical that focused on accounting and financial issues.

Journal of Accounting Literature. Gainesville, Fla.: Published for the Accounting Research Center, University of Florida, by the Society of Accounting Research Digest.
LC Call Number: HF5601 .J74
LC Catalog Record: 83645650

Holdings: 1982-1999. It contains published "state-of-the-art" articles in accounting, focusing on the "effectiveness of communication of research findings."

Lybrand Journal. [New York] : Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery, 1959-
LC Call Number: HF5601 .L9
LC Catalog Record: sf86007044

Holdings 1959, 1961-1971. Articles written by and for the members of the firm on various topics of accounting and tax.

New York Certified Public Accountant. New York: New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
LC Call Number: HF5601 .N53
LC Catalog Record: 90648266

Holdings: 1934-1970. A quarterly periodical focusing on the problems accountants face every day, as well as some new laws and technologies affecting the accountant. This work covers the period from 1934-1970, and then continues under the new name of Certified Public Accountant, from 1971-present.

The Practical Accountant. New York, NY [etc.] Faulkner & Gray [etc.] v. 1- Jan./Feb. 1968-
LC Call Number: HF5601 .P65
LC Catalog Record: sf80001491

Holdings 1968-2007. Articles cover issues practices, and tax/accounting topics of interest to accountants.

Price, Waterhouse & Co. Review. [New York, N.Y.] : The Company, 1972-1980
LC Call Number: HF5601 .P7
LC Catalog Record: sn84012845

Holdings December 1972-1980. Quarterly publication designed to disseminate information about the firm to staff on various topics including the firm itself, the history of the firm, member activities, and other articles of professional interest. Published as Price Waterhouse Review from 1955-1972. (LC Catalog Record: 57038584) and again from 1982-1985. (LC Catalog Record: sn86016109).

Proceedings of the International Cost Conference. National Association of Cost Accountants, New York.
LC Call Number: HF5686.C8 A3
LC Catalog Record: 21002516

Holdings: 1920-1951. The journal contains written proceedings, annual business, and presentations from the conferences held. List of members alphabetically as well as geographically as well as a list of chapter officers.

Strategic Finance. Montvale, NJ : Institute of Management Accountants, c1999-
LC Call Number: HF5686.C8 A27
LC Catalog Number: sn99004410

Holdings 1979, 1994-1999, 2003-the present. Previously known as N.A.A. Bulletin and Management Accounting. Contains semi-monthly bulletins with a wide range of information, including articles on costs and materials relating to business and accounting.

The Woman CPA. Chicago, American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Society of Women Accountants.
LC Call Number: HF5601.W6
LC Catalog Record: 60024159

This periodical is a collection of news, articles, and papers related to the accounting world, but most importantly, to the women in it. It contains pages discussing the current events that are affecting the accounting profession including recently passed laws. There are also very interesting articles, such as one by Catherine De Motte Quire, Ph.D., titled "A Composite Picture of Women Accountants" which examines how women came to be in the profession and the paper, "Some Thoughts About The Future Of Public Accounting For Women," by George D. Badley, C.P.A., which is an encouraging account for women who decide to study accounting. The library holds the volumes from 1947-1991.

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Print Indexes

These indexing sources can be used to find articles within journals. Just to note, some databases do provide full-text or citations to articles as well but may not go as far back as the print sources.

Accountants' Index : A Bibliography of Accounting Literature to December, 1920. New York : Garland, 1988.
LC Call Number: Z7164.C81 A22 1988
LC Catalog Record: 88016489
Available online via the HathiTrust Digital Library External Link .

This is a two volume set in the Business Reference collection that covers English language accounting literature from 1912 through the end of 1920. Entries cover topics as well as authors.

Accountants' Index : A Bibliography of Accounting Literature to December, 1920. [New York] : American Institute of Accountants, 1921. Annual Supplements
Call Number: Z7164.C81 A5
LC Catalog Record: 21010690

Holdings for print volumes in the Business Reference collection cover 1971 (the 20th supplement) -1991. Older volumes are in the closed stacks available by request from 1920-1970. This title is arranged in dictionary format by author, subject, and title.

Accounting & Tax Index. Ann Arbor, MI : UMI, c1992-
Call Number: Z7164.C81 A224
LC Catalog Record: 92660678

Holdings in print in the Business Reference collection cover the years 1992-1997 and also include a list of source publications.

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