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A Guide to the Louis O. Foster Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
November 2008

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Foster, Louis Omar, b. 1896
Title: Louis O. Foster Papers
Dates: 1929-1961
Abstract: Manuscripts of Louis Foster's published works on accounting, unpublished works on accounting and finance, and his dissertation.
Extent: 1.5 Linear feet. 4 boxes.
Identification: MS Group 110-10
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Professor of Accounting, Dartmouth University. Author of several accounting textbooks.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of published works, including Introduction to Accounting (1941) and Understanding Financial statements and Corporate Annual Reports (1961), unpublished works on accounting and finance, and his dissertation, the Illinois Securities Law of 1919 (University of Illinois, 1929).

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Related or Separated Material

This collection is part of the Accounting Collection, which was established in 1971 through gifts made and solicited by Dr. Williard E. Stone, Professor of Accounting, and Chair of the Department of Accounting.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Louis O. Foster Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 Introduction to Accounting, c. 1936. "Mimeographed text - unpublished."
1 2 Introduction to Accounting, 1936. "Annotated, unpublished text,"
1 3 Introduction to Accounting; Hanover, NH, August, 1953. 2 vols. "Revised, 1953."
1 4 "Corporate Debt and the Stockholder; the Effects of Borrowing on Rates of Return." Hanover, NH. Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, 1956. Publication.
2 1 Understanding Financial Statements: Questions, Problems, and Solutions. Original manuscript.
2 2 Understanding Financial Statements: Questions, Problems, and Solutions. 1959.
2 3 Understanding Financial Statements: Corporate Accounting and Finance. Original manuscript.
2 4 Understanding Financial Statements. Original manuscript.
2 5 Understanding Financial Statements. Proof. Published by Chilton Book Co., 1968.
2 6 Background for Understanding the Corporation -- Accounting and Finance; Hanover, June 10, 1968. Page proofs for Understanding Financial Statements.
2 7 Illinois Securities Law of 1919. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Illinois, 1929.
3 1 Accounting and Finance. Original unpublished ms. for Accounting Theory.
3 2 Accounting and Finance. Notes for manuscript.
3 3 Accounting and Finance. Unpublished ms.
3 4 Accounting and Finance by Louis O. Foster and Robert E. Schlosser. Outline and draft of chapter 13. "Partial, unpublished manuscript."
3 5 Capital and Income. Economic and Legal Aspects of Balance Sheets.
4 1 Financial Accounting. Partial ms. Loose-leaf notebook.
4 2 Functions of Accounting. Unpublished text. Readings in Depreciation and Changing Price Levels.
4 3 Intermediate Accounting, c. 1940. Mimeographed text.
4 4 Intermediate Accounting, c. 1937. "Unpublished text."
4 5 Source and Application of Finance. "Unpublished text."
4 6 Unidentified loose-leaf notebook on accounting.

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