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An Investigation Of Written Church Comments Concerning Modesty As Observed In Women's Dress In The United States From 1900-1964, Barbara Alice Waln Aug 1965

An Investigation Of Written Church Comments Concerning Modesty As Observed In Women's Dress In The United States From 1900-1964, Barbara Alice Waln

Masters Theses

Purpose of the study:

The purpose of this study was to survey the extent of religious comments dealing with modesty as observed in women's dress in the United States from 1900-1964. The intent was to study written comments, condemnations, and restrictions made by the church or synagogue against certain types of women's apparel on the grounds that they indicated immodest or improper dress and to determine the extent of the religious concern with women's apparel as expressed in the sources available.

In the past the church or synagogue played an important part in influencing women's dress ...