Dr. Sidney Eckert’s The Consumer’s World Collection
Charles W. Capps, Jr.
Archives and Museum
Collection Number: M057
Dates: ca. 1970s
Volume: .90 cu. Ft.
Materials in this collection were donated to the Delta State University Archives by Dr. Sidney Eckert. Dr. Sidney Eckert was a former professor of Business at Delta State University. This collection is a compilation of Eckert’s research during the 1970’s. In this collection, Eckert discusses the rights and responsibilities of today’s consumer. He stresses the importance of being knowledgeable of the various aspects of the American marketplace. He also discusses the need for consumers to become aware of the false advertisements and misrepresentations that many manufacturers use to sell their products. In addition, Eckert provides a list of factors to consider before purchasing home appliances, houses, automobiles, food, and clothing. Dr. Eckert also discusses the significance of money management, insurance, and consumer credit.
Scope and Content:
This collection is broken down into four units. Each unit is composed of several chapters written by Dr. Eckert. Each chapter covers a particular idea about the marketplace and how it affects the American consumer. While some chapters deal with the importance of consumers being aware of the various aspects of the American marketplace and the misrepresentations and false advertisements that manufacturers use to sell their products, other chapters deal with factors to consider before purchasing houses, automobiles, and clothing.
Folder 1 The Dilemma of the Consumer
Folder 2 Functioning in the American Marketplace
Folder 3 The Changing Role of the Consumer
Folder 4 Using Services
Folder 5 Consumer Credit
Folder 6 Purchasing Clothing
Folder 7 Buying Food
Folder 8 Sundry and Dangerous Products
Folder 9 Automobiles
Folder 10 Buying Household Furnishings and Appliances
Folder 11 Housing
Folder 12 Money Management
Folder 13 Consumer Savings
Folder 14 Investments
Folder 15 Life Insurance
Folder 16 Local, State, and Federal Taxes
Contains a duplicate of every chapter in Box 1.