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40 linear feet (1 volume, 93 boxes, 1 carton)
13.1 Megabytes (1,445 files from 66 floppy disks)
The records document Robert N. Anthony’s personal and professional activities asprofessor, consultant, and writer of a number of books and articles in the area ofmanagement control. The collection includes autobiographical material,correspondence, certificates and awards, research and class notes, speeches andarticles, class syllabi, book reviews and outlines, appointment calendars, andaudio-visual materials. In addition, records from Anthony's memberships in a variety of professional organizations are represented.
Of particular interest are research and writing records related to a data processingstudy conducted by Anthony in the mid-1950s. These records chronicle Anthony's workin understanding data processing technology in order to incorporate it into the HBS curriculum. Also of interest are material for a book on research and development spending patterns among major American manufacturers.
From 1965-1968 Anthony took a leave of absence to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) where he developed a new expense accounting system for theDepartment of Defense. He resumed his teaching in 1968, and became a Professor Emeritus in 1982.
Along with his teaching, Anthony served as an expert witness and consultant in thearea of control to a variety of industrial companies and government agencies. He edited accounting textbooks for Richard D. Irwin, and held leadership positions in such organizations as the American Accounting Association, National Association of Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Financial Accounting Standards Board.
Professor Anthony authored or co-authored many books on control processes, and served on the boards of his alma mater, Colby College, as well as Warnaco, Inc., Carborundum, and the Lexington Savings Bank.
He died in 2006 in Hanover, New Hampshire.
- Series I. Correspondence and Subject Files, 1942-1993
- ___Subseries A.1942-1984
- ___Subseries B. 1965-1993
- ___Subseries C.Personal Chronological File, 1965-1982
- Series II. Teaching Records, 1941-1996
- Series III. Research and Writing Records, 1950-2002
- ___Subseries A.Speeches and Articles, 1952-1991
- ___Subseries B. BookMaterials, 1950-1991
- ______i. The CornWet-Milling Industry : A Study in Inter-IndustryCompetition, 1950-1951
- ______ii. Spending for IndustrialResearch, 1951-1953
- ______iii. Other Books,1955-1991
- ___Subseries C. Other Research,1953-1986
- ___Subseries D. Bound Volumes,1950-2002
- Series IV. Outside Work, 1948-1992
- Series V. Microfilm, 1976-1978
- Series VI. Audio-Visual Material, 1954-1978
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Digital content on physical storage media has been extracted when possible. Files were surveyed, screened for privacy and confidentiality concerns, and transferred to secure storage. Content open for research is described at the series and folder levels below.
- Anthony, Robert N., 1916-2006. Robert N. Anthony Papers, 1941-2002: A Finding Aid
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