by James T. Anyon
Accountants are often hidden from view and little considered as part of history, though their impact on our lives is tremendous. Business history sadly tends to neglect the field, so small gems such as Recollections of the Early Days of American Accountancy, 1883-1893 are often lost to scholars. In this informative work by James T. Anyon, the story of the formation of the first public accounting firm in 1883 through the development of the American Association of Public Accountants offers an unusual glimpse of how this profession came to know itself, become standardized and developed a community of practitioners. This edition is dedicated to Rex Kallembach CPA, longtime Treasurer of the Policy Studies Association and a generous and good friend of academia.