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COLLECTION Identifier: Arch GA 81

Leo A. Schmidt papers

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the papers of Harvard Business School professor Leo A. Schmidt, documenting his curriculum development for the United States Navy Supply Corps School’s navy accounting courses at HBS from 1942-1947. The bulk of papers contain correspondence with personnel from the Navy Bureau of Supplies and Accounts and the Naval Supply Center at Pearl Harbor, requesting materials for case studies. Some materials from the United States Navy are also present, including records of accounting and operating costs from several U.S. Navy Yards.


  • Creation: 1942-1947

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Leo Anton Schmidt, accountant, educator, and CPA, was born in Manistee, Michigan in 1899. He earned an A.B. and A.M. from the University of Michigan in 1921 and 1924, respectively. He taught accounting at Marquette University from 1924-1941 and at Harvard Business School as a visiting lecturer from 1942 to 1946 and an Associate Professor from 1946-1947. At HBS Schmidt taught courses in naval accounting. Schmidt returned to the University of Michigan in 1947, where he taught accounting for twenty-one years. He retired in 1968 and was appointed Professor Emeritus in 1969. Schmidt published numerous texts on accounting and was nationally recognized in the field.

Physical Location


Related Materials

For additional materials related to the US Navy Supply Corps School, see: United States Navy Supply Corps School records

Processing Information

Processed: By: Bailey Brunick, February 2019.

Schmidt, Leo A. Leo A. Schmidt Papers, 1942-1947: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
February 2019
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Repository Details

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

Baker Library Special Collections and Archives 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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