Academy of Accounting Historians

Research & Teaching Resources

Accounting History Research Database
Source: Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management

The Accounting History Research Database (AHRD) identifies published accounting history research in the English language and is a valuable tool for accounting history scholars. The database website notes that AHRD search results will “include papers from the following the Accounting Historians Journal; Accounting History Review (formerly Accounting, Business and Financial History) and Accounting History.”

Archival Digital Accounting Collection at The University of Mississippi
Source: The University of Mississippi Library

The University of Mississippi Archival Digital Accounting Collection contains a host of records for research and classroom application. The collection is frequently updated and these updates are often discussed in the AAA annual meeting preconference CPE session hosted by the Academy of Accounting Historians.

Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society
Virtual museum and archive of the history of financial regulation.

The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission virtual museum opened in 2002. AS the website states, the records provide a vast collection of primary source materials related to the "creation and growth of the regulation of the capital markets from the 20th century to the present".


AAH Section Presentations from the 2022 AAA Annual Meeting

Presentation slides now available for the 2022 AAA Annual Meeting Pre-Conference workshop sponsored by the Academy of Accounting Historians, Accounting History Pathways: Topics and Methods.

Looking In the Rearview Mirror: The Importance of Accounting History 
Dale L. Flesher, University of Mississippi

Increasing Student Engagement Through C-Span Video Clips 
John D. Keyser, Case Western Reserve University

Getting Started in Railroad Accounting History Research
Craig Foltin, Cleveland State University

Doing Accounting History Research in the AICPA Library at the University of Mississippi 
Royce Kurtz, University of Mississippi
(not in attendance, however, slides provided for workshop attendees and AAH Section members)

Whiskey & Taxes: Using Archives in Biography, Institutional History & Student Engagement 
Mary M. Stolberg, Appalachian State University

The First 40 Years of the Academy of Accounting Historians

Trace the evolution of The Academy of Accounting Historians in a three part series of papers from its founding in 1973 through the 40th Anniversary in 2013. The primary purpose of this series is to provide information about The Academy of Accounting Historians, the people who have contributed to its establishment and success, and to assist in planning our future role. All three papers were published in The Accounting Historians Journal and can be viewed by clicking the button below. 


Accounting Historians Journal

First volume was published in 1974. We publish twice a year. Older volumes are available online at AAA Digital Library

Overview of acceptable submissions:

  • History of profession
  • Biography
  • History of accounting change
  • Entity case studies: industries, companies, governmental or NFP entities
  • Development of accounting theory
  • Critical examinations of new or old research
  • Does not have to be old to be a part of our history

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Accounting Historians Notebook

Submissions and any other Notebook editorial matters may be sent to:

The 50th Anniversary Special Edition of The Accounting Historian's Notebook is now available online!

View it here now!