Gary John Previts, President
THE ACADEMY OF ACCOUNTING HISTORIANS
NOW AND THEN: YOUR ROLE IN THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Accounting Historians has been formed to pro-vide a vehicle for academicians and practitioners throughout the world to further their study in the many aspects of the evolution of accountancy. In order to successfully accomplish this goal The Academy must receive support from each member. The form which this support takes will likely be as varied as the backgrounds and interests of the membership. Support may come in terms of con-tributing suggestions and questions about what needs to be done or has been done in the study and teaching of our accounting heritage. Support may be giving your talents through a manuscript or digest on the particular subject you have developed. Support may be identifying and notifying others who would benefit in asso-ciating with our membership. And support may be assisting The Academy to obtain financial resources to support the programs and publications which must be set forth in order to establish The Academy as a clearing house of ideas.
Support of the goals of The Academy is not merely joining. Rather, support is participation and persistence. There cannot be any real and lasting success without these elements.
Each of us can begin now to participate by noting the contents of this issue of The Accounting Historian, and by reviewing the membership list to note others whose interests are similar to your own. Then initiate contact with others and/or develop materials in such a way that we can increase the interpersonal flow of informa-tion.
This simple prescription, Participate in order to Share, must be our mandate during the charter year of The Academy if we are to succeed in realizing the opportunity before us.
(Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 2, 1974)