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History of Accounting: A Resource Guide

Accounting Industry and Profession

The resources on this page provide a historical overview of the accounting profession. Materials for looking at the history of particular firms and individuals are elsewhere in this guide. We have not included all accounting and auditing periodicals and newsletters. Some previously published titles like The Practical Accountant, Emerson's Professional Services Review, The Accounting Historians Journal, Taxes, and The Accounting Review are not included if they no longer publish, their focus is not on current practice, or their coverage is not exclusively accounting and auditing. Their content may still live through subscription databases, reprint services, or in print collections.

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to digital content are provided when available.