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COLLECTION Identifier: Arch E80A.5

United States Navy Industrial Accounting Course (Harvard University) records


Class outline, examinations, registration materials and summary of the Navy Industrial Accounting Course at Harvard Business School, 1944-1945.


  • 1944-1945


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. HBS Archives collections require a secondary registration form, please contact for more information.


.25 linear feet (1 box)

The collection consists of four folders containing a class outline, examinations, registration materials (all from 1944) and the Navy's summary of the course, prepared in 1945.

Historical Note:

The Navy Industrial Accounting Officers Course started in 1943. The course enrolled officers who were on active duty for four months of special training in industrial accounting. Instruction was by the case method, supplemented by field trips to naval and privately operated shipyards. Instruction was primarily provided by Harvard Business School faculty members, who were assisted by visits to the school from Navy Accounting Officers and Navy Civilian Accountants. Students learned the principles of Navy Industrial Accounting, business industrial accounting, product organization and control, personnel problems, procurement problems, and cost analysis. The goal of the program was to prepare students for work as accounting officers or cost inspectors for Navy Yards and Naval Districts.

Physical Location


Related Collections:

United States Navy War Adjustment Course (Harvard University) records

United States Army Quartermaster Corps Reserve Officers Training Corps records

United States Navy Supply Corps School (Harvard University) records

United States Army Air Forces Statistical School (Harvard University) records

United States Army Supply Officers Training School (Harvard University) records

United States Army Air Forces War Adjustment Course (Harvard University) records

Interested researchers should also refer to collections pertaining to other HBS wartime training programs, and to the Harvard Service News, containing information about all aspects of war service training at Harvard from 1943-1946. The HBS Archives Photograph Collection: Wartime Schools includes images of the activities of the Industrial Accounting Officers' Course.

Processing Information

Processed: November 1995

By: Jeff Mifflin

Processing Note:

Materials were removed from the registration and examination collections and from the HBS Archives Vertical File Collection and brought together as a convenience to researchers. Paper clips were removed, and all materials were re-boxed and re-foldered in acid-neutral containers. No attempt has been made to remove exams from the volume into which they had been bound.


United States. Navy. United States Navy Industrial Accounting Course (Harvard University) Records, 1944-1945: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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