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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.


Biographical/Historical Sketch:


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.


Inventory:


Box 1


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


Box 2


Contains a duplicate of every chapter in Box 1.