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The Effect of Comparative Well-Being on the Perceived Risk Construct: a Study of the Purchase of Apparel

Description: The purpose of this research was to examine how the intervening variable of comparative well-being (which is how persons view their age, financial resources, and health compared to others of their own age) will enhance the significance of the relationship between selected demographic and psychographic variables and perceived risk. Specifically, the research investigated the structural relationship between comparative well-being in four different statistical models: (1) as an independent predictor of perceived risk; (2) as an intensifier of the psychographic and demographic predictors of perceived risk; (3) as a covariate of perceived risk; and (4) finally, as a jointly dependent variable with perceived risk. This approach was pursued in an effort to enhance the traditional marketing use of demographic and psychographic variables in predictingconsumer buying behavior. The data for this study were gathered as part of a national consumer-panel mail survey utilizing approximately 3,000 households. The research instrument was a self-administered questionnaire which collected demographic, psychographic, and perceived risk information from purchasers of apparel wear. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment correlation analysis, factor analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). The findings have identified the importance of how consumers position themselves in society, based on their locus of external involvement (community and social activity) and how satisfactory their position is in their social structure as measured by comparative well-being (perceived age, income, and health). The research results challenge the value of using only age and income as predictor variables for perceived risk, in that no significant relationships were found between age, income, and perceived risk. However, comparative well-being was found to intensify these relationships, in addition to functioning as an independent variable and a covariate in the perceived risk relationship. Also, it was found that respondents with higher degrees of comparative well-being perceived less ...
Date: December 1987
Creator: McConkey, C. William (Charles William)
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Influence Impacting Female Teenagers' Clothing Interest: a Consumer Socialization Perspective

Description: Female teenagers have been found to be the most affluent teens according to the Rand Youth Poll's nationwide survey. The survey finds the average weekly income from female teens age 16 to 19 to be $82, with $50 from earnings and the balance from their allowances. Other findings from the survey indicate that adolescent girls receive more than adolescent males in allowance from parents, as mothers understand the need for the female teen to have the income necessary to purchase clothing and cosmetics. Past research studies have attempted to measure the influence sources on teenagers when purchasing clothing by asking teens to rank different influence sources or by asking the teens who accompany them when shopping. The current research study develops a structural equation model that allows for the comparison of the three predominant influence sources identified in the consumer socialization literature, i.e., parental influence, peer influence, and promotional communications sought out by the teen. To test the model, 206 randomly selected female teenagers completed a mail questionnaire regarding the influences on clothing interest. The female teens were all members of a non-denominational youth group, age 13 to 19, living in the North Texas region. The model derived is only the third model in the marketing literature to examine the consumer socialization process, and the first in fifteen years. Examining the three main influence sources identified from consumer socialization literature, peer, parent, and media sources, the results differ from past models. The female teens perceive parental influence as a negative influence on clothing interest, contrary to past findings. Peers and media are perceived as positive influences on teen clothing interest as in past models. The results signify the need for marketing researchers to continue to investigate the dynamic nature of consumer socialization.
Date: August 1995
Creator: Waguespack, Blaise P. (Blaise Philip)
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[Receipt Roll No. 1, June 1865]

Description: Receipt Roll No. 1 of clothing distributed to non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates of Company F, 1st New York Cavalry. The list includes the names of the men and what type of clothing they received.
Date: June 1865
Creator: Redway, Hamilton K.
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[Letter from Alice Griffin, Matilda Dodd and Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, November 18, 1892]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore in which she says that her teacher's mother is ill and that they have called off school until Monday. She also spent time dressing up a pumpkin and making a doll. A class photograph was taken at her school. Matilda Dodd wrote to Linnet that Birdie's teacher was sick; that it had been very rainy; and that they are waiting to sow the wheat. Alice Griffin wrote about her family's new buggy; the cold weather; and about her improving health.
Date: November 18, 1892
Creator: Griffin, Alice; McGee, Birdie & Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore, January 29, 1899]

Description: Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore in which she discusses going to school. She says that the teacher separated all the girls that were sitting with their friends and had them sit with their sisters. Alta updates Linnet on the health and activities of the friends they have in common. She says who is getting married, who is courting, and who has broken up.
Date: January 29, 1899
Creator: Bryan, Alta
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[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, November 4, 1899]

Description: Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore in which she expresses how much she misses Linnet. She says that Leta Fowler is to be married. She also writes about the new clothes she has had made or altered for he winter wardrobe. She also writes about Jim Cooke. The Floral Society has plans to put up an exhibit.
Date: November 4, 1899
Creator: Dalton, Lula
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[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, June 29, 1896]

Description: Letter from Alice Griffin to the Charles B. Moore family. She writes that she is unwell and able to do little but tend to the baby. She says that Florence Dodd is unwell and Florence and her husband Tobe are having a hard time financially. She describes her baby, Lillian Griffin. Included with the letter are swatches of fabric that she has used to make clothing.
Date: June 29, 1896
Creator: Griffin, Alice
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[Letter from Luara Jernigan to Mary and Charles B. Moore, November 2, 1885]

Description: Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles and Mary Moore in which she says that she received Charles's letter about his trip. She says that she is unwell with dengue fever. She also talks about the mortality of babies in her area; the health of her family; and how the crops are doing.
Date: November 2, 1885
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
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[Letter from Linnet and C. B. Moore to Mary Moore and Birdie McGee, Noveber 7, 1893]

Description: Letter from Linnet Moore to her mother, Mary Moore, and her cousin Birdie McGee. Linnet writes about the trip she made with her father to by a cape, some shoes, and some flour. She gives the details of the party she threw and a list of the individuals who attended. She expects the house to be done by next week. Mary Kennedy and her mother are moving to Dallas. She said she was invited on a trip with friends, but could not go as it would require an overnight stay. Charles B. Moore wrote to Mary Moore that the house is ready for the shingles. He updates Mary on the crops; the health of family and friends; her flowers
Date: November 7, 1897
Creator: Moore, Linnet & Moore, Charles B.
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[Letter from Lilian and Allice Griffin to Mary Moore, December 16, 1906]

Description: Letter from Lillian Griffin to Mary Moore in which she tells her aunt about "hog killing," taking sausage over to Aunt Bettie on her "boy saddle" and the farm animals she helps care for. She also lists the presents she has received from relatives. Alice writes Lillian being at home until school starts in the spring; clothing; and that Mayme married Jo St. John. She updates Mary on the activities of family and friends.
Date: December 16, 1906
Creator: Griffin, Lillian
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[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, July 13, 1900]

Description: Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore in which Lula describes her illness and lists all the social gatherings that she has missed. She updates Linnet about her friends and family's activities. Lula plans to visit Linnet "next summer." She remarks on Linnet's plans to tell Tom she can't love him. Lula is reading "Prisoners of Hope."
Date: July 13, 1900
Creator: Dalton, Lula
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, October 16, 1891]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles Moore in which she updates them on her and her family's health; the weather; the crops; the new house Mrs. Ellis is building; taking rags to a weaver; hunting for chestnuts; Frank Albright studying to be a lawyer; and the children and their schools. Dinkie wrote part of the letter. She gave updates on the health of friends and family; the sowing of wheat; the weather and how that has affected her flowers; new shoes; and the chores Birdie does before she goes to school. She also comments on how Birdie is smart about work, but not about book learning.
Date: October 16, 1891
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Dinkie
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T. D. Morton, Corner of Cedar and Cherry Streets, Nashville, Tennesee: Importer of French and English Fancy & Staple Goods.

Description: A pamphlet for the the T. D. Morton import company in Nashville, Tennessee. The cover displays the title of the company and an eagle perched on a shield and holding an arrow in its claw. The other pages each have a heading for different types of goods which are then listed below.
Date: unknown
Creator: T. D. Morton
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Unpacking Self in Clutter and Cloth: Curator as Artist/Researcher/Teacher

Description: This a/r/tographic dissertation offers opportunities to interrogate curator identity and curator ways of being in both public and private spaces. Instead of an authoritative or prescriptive look at the curatorial, this dissertation as catalogue allows for uncertainty, for messiness, for vulnerable spaces where readers are invited into an exhibition of disorderly living. Stitched throughout the study are stories of mothering and the difficulties that accompanied the extremely early birth of my daughter. Becoming a mother provoked my curating in unexpected ways and allowed me to reconsider the reasons I collect, display, and perform as a curator. It was through the actual curating of familial material artifacts in the exhibition Dress Stories, I was able to map the journey of my curatorial turns. My engagement with clothing in the inquiry was informed by the work of Sandra Weber and Claudia Mitchell, where dress as a methodology allows for spaces to consider autobiography, identity, and practice. It was not until the exhibition was over, I was able to discover new ways to thread caring, collecting, and cataloging ourselves as curators, artists, researchers, teachers, and mothers. It prompts curators and teachers to consider possibilities for failure, releasing excess, and uncaring as a way to care for self, objects, and others.
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Date: May 2016
Creator: McCartney, Laura Lee
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[News Script: Refugees]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about 87 Hungarian refugees that came to Dallas seeking employment.
Date: December 17, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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[List of clothing, no date]

Description: Partial page of list of clothing stores. Only one column of the form is used and seems to possibly be a price list for items of clothing and equipage, including forage caps ($1.00), woolen blankets ($7.00),bugles ($3.65), and flannel sack coats ($4.80). There are no dates or names on the fragment, but it is probably from New York Volunteer Cavalry in 1864 or 1865.
Date: 186u
Creator: United States. Army.
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[News Clip: Sears]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5:00 P.M.
Date: May 1, 1979
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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