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Welcome to the Library!
Welcome to the Theatre 40 research guide, designed to support your independent research about costuming for Arsenic & Old Lace and their historical/cultural contexts.
NOTE: Page tabs labeled G C :.. indicate lists of resources which provide information for The Given Circumstances.
Getting Research Help in Spring 2021
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Useful Definitions & Background Information
Consumer Price Calculators
Provides "Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount - 1774 to Present."
Consumer Price Index Calculator
(U.S. Dept of Labor). Fascinating calculator to use with the Sears Catalogs books, under "Fashion." Look at clothing prices in Sears catalogs books and use the calculator to see approximately how much the clothing would cost now. Also useful for salaries. Calculator begins for goods sold 1913-present.