James O. Horrigan Papers

Collection number: UA 12/2/1
Size: 7 boxes (2.18 cu.ft.)

About James O. Horrigan

James Horrigan earned a B.S. C. degree from Notre Dame in 1952. From the University of Chicago, he received an MBA in 1958 and PhD in Business in 1967. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

Horrigan led a distinguished career as a Professor of Accounting and Finance. He taught at Notre Dame from 1956 to 1966, and then at the University of New Hampshire for 30 years until his retirement in 1996. He also served visiting professor positions at the Amos Tuck School of business at Dartmouth College in 1971, the University of Kent in Canterbury, England in 1972, Stanford University in 1982, and Northeastern University in 1987. He published numerous articles beginning with his dissertation “An Evaluation of Financial Ratio Analysis” in 1967, and ending with a historical perspective of Accounting for the Luca Pacioli Quincentennial Celebration in Sanselpolcro, Italy in 1994.

He was a longtime resident of Durham, New Hampshire and a dedicated volunteer. He served as state representative for Durham, Lee and Madbury from 1975 to 1978 and Chairman of the Democrats, Portsmouth Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Portsmouth Conservation Commission. He was also on the Restoration Advisory Board for the Kittery Naval Shipyard from 2001 to 2008.

About the James O. Horrigan Papers

This collection contains the three-ring binders he compiled and used during his teaching career. The contents were removed from the binders, but original order is maintained. It also contains his subject files concerning his activities as a state rep and concerned citizen.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James O. Horrigan Papers, 1957-2009, UA 12/2/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Timothy Horrigan and Katherine Horrigan, Oct. 23, 2013

Collection Contents

Series I: Professional materials, , 1956-1995

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Introduction/Historical materials
Box 1, Folder 2Postulates; Conceptual materials (1)
Box 1, Folder 3Postulates; Conceptual materials (2)
Box 1, Folder 4Utility; Institutional
Box 1, Folder 5Utility; Conceptual
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Rations Rec. and Used; Lists
Box 2, Folder 2Bibliography; Source lists
Box 2, Folder 31963Correspondence; misc
Box 2, Folder 41955Brown's, History of Financial Ratios (dissertation)
Box 2, Folder 5May 26-28, 1966Papers presented at Empirical Research In Accounting Conference
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 11956Teaching materials: University of Chicago
Box 3, Folder 2Teaching materials
Box 3, Folder 3Fall 1958Teaching materials
Box 3, Folder 4Winter 1959Teaching materials
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1Spring 1959Teaching materials
Box 4, Folder 2Fall 1959Teaching materials
Box 4, Folder 31965-1995Articles by J. Horrigan
Box 4, Folder 4Dec. 3-4, 1977Proceedings New England Business And Economic Development Conference
Box 4, Folder 41961-1965Directories: Notre Dame
Box 4, Folder 51971-1972Pictorial Directory: Dartmouth
Box 4, Folder 61981-1982Directories: Stanford Univ., Faculty and Faculty Wives

Series II: Subject files, 2001-2009

Box 5-6

These boxes contain the files kept by Horrigan during his years living in Portsmouth. They include files on the Portsmouth Democrats, Portsmouth City Council issues, newspaper clipping, letters to the editors and Op-Ed pieces written by Horrigan.


Letters & Postcards
Manuscripts & Typescripts
Minutes & Reports
Newspapers & Publications
Photographs, Slides & Negatives