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Florida State University Accounting Department Footnote

 Collection — Box: 1816
Identifier: MSS 2007-042

Scope and Contents

The Florida State University (FSU) Accounting Department Footnote is a newsletter published by the FSU Accounting Department. First published in Spring 1996, its primary purpose is to inform the department's alumni and other supporters of its accounting programs. In addition, Footnote includes notices of awards and recognitions; messages from the College of Business Dean; comparative salary information for accounting majors and employers; announcements of curriculum changes, faculty research and publications; and faculty, staff, and student news.


  • Created: Spring 1996-Spring 1997


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

In 1916, the Florida State College for Women (FSCW) established a two-year program in business education within the College of Arts and Sciences. At that time, the curriculum comprised bookkeeping, introductory commerce subjects, and secretarial science. According to A Golden Moment: Our Fiftieth Anniversary, published by the FSU College of Business (2001), in 1927, Mary Luella Richey, Florida's first female certified public accountant, established FSCW's four-year program in accounting. It was the only such program in a women's college in the United States. Richey, who came to FSCW in 1916 to teach a two-year program in commerce-related subjects, was fascinated with accounting and became a pioneer in business education. The initial program in accounting, which she developed in the 1920s, was the precursor to the accounting curriculum in the FSU School of Business in the 1950s and 1960s. In 2007, according to the Public Accounting Report, an independent newsletter of the accounting profession, FSU's accounting program was ranked within the top 25 in the nation.


1.00 folders

2 items

Language of Materials


Method of Acquisition

Cannot be determined

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?:Yes. The electronic version of this journal, beginning with Summer 2007 (Volume 12, Issue 1), became available on the FSU Department of Accounting website in Fall 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Burt Altman in November 2007.

Florida State University Accounting Department Footnote
Burt Altman
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US