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Arch GA 79

Sanders, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), b. 1885. Thomas H. Sanders Papers, 1918-1953: A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Arch GA 79
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Sanders, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), b. 1885
Title: Thomas H. Sanders papers
Date(s): 1918-1953
Quantity: 5.75 linear feet (2 boxes, 4 volumes, 1 oversize folder)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Course materials, speeches, articles and correspondence of HBS Professor of Accounting Thomas H. Sanders.

Processing Information:

Processed: January 2008
By: Dominique Tremblay

Conditions Governing Access:

Appointment necessary to consult collection.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Thomas H. Sanders Papers. HBS Archives. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Biographical Note:

Thomas H. Sanders was born in Briefly Hill, England in 1885. He received both his Bachelor of Commerce (1905) and his Masters of Commerce (1914) from the University of Birmingham, England. He taught in Japan for six years before coming to Harvard University, where he earned his PhD in Economics and Business (1921).
Professor Sanders began teaching courses in accounting at Harvard Business School in 1921. He was also active in several professional organizations including serving as the president of the National Association of Cost Accounting (1931-1932) and as the director of research at the American Institute of Accountants (1939-1941). During World War II, Professor Sanders served with many government agencies as an accounting adviser and consultant, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the War Production Board, the price adjustment boards of both the Navy and War Departments and the Maritime Commission.
Professor Sanders retired from teaching at Harvard Business School in 1952 and died a year later in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Series Outline

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Scope and Content Note:

The Thomas H. Sanders Papers document his work as a Professor of Accounting at Harvard Business School and his outside work with various organizations including the National Association of Cost Accounting and on the federal Re-Negotiation Committee during World War II. The collection also contains various speeches and articles by Professor Sanders pertaining to the field of accounting. Types of materials in the collection include correspondence, course materials, meeting minutes, articles, speeches, notes, memos, and other research material.

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