The diaries, compiled and edited by his brother Robert G. Ruetz
in 2005, are from his backpacking trip through southeast Utah and northeast Arizona
(including Glen Canyon) with his cousin Louis J. Miller, June and July 1938; and a solo
trip in southeast Utah, Dec. 1941-Jan.1942, tracing in reverse the trip made by Mormon
pioneers in 1879/80. Included are a few maps, photographs, 1941-42 and 1988-90, and two
letters by Ruetz, 1942 and 1946.
Joseph H. Ruetz earned his undergraduate degree at Notre Dame in 1938, where he was on
the football team. He was on the Stanford football coaching staff from 1951 to 1955,
held several fund-raising positions for the University from 1956 to 1972, and was then
appointed Director of Athletics, a position he held until his retirement in 1979.
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