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John W. Ruswinckel papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.86

Scope and Contents

The John W. Ruswinckel papers contain materials relating to closed circuit television classes at Michigan State University from 1960-1970. Materials include reports about students attitudes of television classes, brochures, summaries of surveys, and reports about a closed circuit accounting class. The TV Committee folder contains cost study information, policy information, and a blank faculty agreement about ownership of curriculum created for television courses. The collection also contains a copy of Michigan Bell magazine with an article about MSU closed circuit television courses, a copy of a proclamation for Ruswinckel, and accounting publications that contain material about closed circuit television classes written by Ruswinckel.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1972


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Born July 11, 1907 in Toledo, Ohio, John Wetzel Ruswinckel received his A.B. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1930 and 1931. Ruswinckel worked as a Certified Public Accountant in Detroit from 1931 to 1937. He was an instructor of public accounting at Loyola University of the South (1937-1939). Ruswinckel joined the faculty in the Department of Accounting at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1939. He retired in 1972.

Ruswinckel authored four editions and a Portuguese translation of Cost Accounting andThe Professional CPA Examination: Accounting Problems.

John Wetzel Ruswinckel died June 13, 1993.


0.5 Cubic Feet (, 13 folders)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

John W. Ruswinckel Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
K. Grimm
April 2010
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US