The Accounting Historians Journal
Vol. 14, No. 1
Introduction to A Special Centennial Section Spring 1987
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) celebrates its 100th Anniversary in New York City in September. The May 1987 issue of the Journal of Accountancy, especially edited by Professor James Don Edwards, the University of Georgia, contained a series of articles by prominent AICPA members on a spectrum of issues relating to the past as a perspective for the future. Members of the Academy also contributed short essays on particular episodes in a feature coordinated by Professor Edward N. Coffman, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Professors Edwards and Coffman have each prepared a special synoptic essay on these materials for the benefit of the academic history community represented by the Academy. It is hoped that these digests will be useful also for introductory course materials and to acquaint others with the history and prospects of the American CPA profession.