John W. Ruswinckel Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Ruswinckel, John W.
John W. Ruswinckel papers
Date [inclusive]
0.5 Cubic feet , 13 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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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 and  The Professional CPA Examination: Accounting Problems.

John Wetzel Ruswinckel died June 13, 1993.

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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 2010

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Department of Accounting.


  • Brochures
  • Reports

Personal Name(s)

  • Ruswinckel, John W.


  • Accounting -- Study and teaching
  • Closed-circuit television
  • Television
  • Television in education
  • Universities and colleges -- Faculty

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Accounting 210 on Closed Circuit Television questionnaire and summary 1961-1962 

5610 1

Another Appraisal of Accounting Instruction By Closed Circuit Television by John Ruswinckel Undated 

5610 2

Closed Circuit Television MSU Brochures 1962 

5610 3

Final Report: Evaluation of Regular Classroom Lectures Distributed by CCTV to Campus and Dormitory Classrooms Project Report #202 May, 1966 

5610 4

The Michigan Bell magazine April 1962 

5610 5

Proclamation of John Ruswinckel June 1972 

5610 6

A Report on the Data Collected Regarding the Attitudes of Students in Closed Circuit Classes Toward Provision for, and Utilization of Feedback by R. E. De Voe Undated 

5610 7

The Role of Television in Accounting Instruction Undated 

5610 8

The Students’ View of T.V. March 9, 1965 by Gary B. McCuaig 

5610 9

The Students’ View of T.V. (II) July 26, 1965 by Gary B. McCuaig 

5610 10

TV Committee material 1965-1970 

5610 11

A Guide to Accounting Instruction: Concepts and Practices, 1968 [chapter 5 includes material prepared by Ruswinckel] 

5610 12

The Accounting Review, 1967 [includes article by Ruswinckel] 

5610 13