A. R. Roberts, Secretary THE ACADEMY OF ACCOUNTING HISTORIANS
INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING HISTORY SYMPOSIUM
During the period October 8-12, 1970, representatives of nearly twenty national accounting groups met in Brussels for the First International Congress of Accounting Historians. The result of this meeting was the formation of the Comite International Des His-torians de la Comptobilite. Mr. Ernest Stevelinck was appointed the general secretary and a temporary headquarters was established at the College National des Experts Comptables de Belgigue (CNECB), Rue Du Congres, 49, Brussels, 1000.
This organization was to serve as a coordinating body and to:
1. inform members of relevant items in professional and scientific journals.
2. make efforts to have the study of accounting history and thought included in academic programs, up to and including the development of a theoretical plan and contemporary techniques.
3. publish a newsletter.
4. maintain contact with national and international scientific groups.
5. organize a second congress.
Mr. Stevelinck has been informed of the establishment of The Academy and has been told of our desire to participate in any future activities. We have also submitted, for consideration by the International Committee, the proposal that the second congress be held in North America.
The minutes of the first congress, a list of groups participating (to include delegates if known), and the list of articles on accounting history in British, Belgian, French, Italian, Scandinavian and German journals included therein can be obtained by writing A. R. Roberts, Secretary, The Academy of Accounting Historians, Middlebush Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65201. Professor Dick Hom-burger, is presently preparing a translation of several of the papers presented in German. Copies of the French manuscripts (translated) can be obtained by writing The Academy.
(Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 3, 1974)