In this writer's career paths, two centers of accounting education stand out for reminiscing: the bay area California schools at Stanford and Berkeley; and the Chicago area schools at the University of Chicago and Northwestern. Included in each reference are the accounting greats who were active as professional practitioners in the region. This small group of individuals and the places in which they labored must be said to have contributed significantly and selflessly to the status, prestige, and public esteem of accountants and accounting in their time. Like others before, during, and since their time, this group deserves to be included as developers of accounting thought, as expounded and as professionally practiced, to the position it has achieved today, as one of society's great moral and educational forces, that will grow even greater with time. The reminiscing represented here is the years between the two world wars, spilling over for some ten more years beyond.
Kerrigan, Harry D.
"Accounting greats in their time -- A personal diary,"
Accounting Historians Notebook: Vol. 12
, Article 1.
Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/aah_notebook/vol12/iss2/1