Hagley Museum and Library: Marshall Johnson Collection of Trade Literature and Ephemera
Trade catalogs in the Hagley Museum and Library, by Nina de Angeli Walls. (Wilmington, Del.: Hagley Museum and Library, 1987)
Travers, Irene L. Trade literature at the National Museum of History and Technology. Special Libraries, vol. 70, no. 7 (1979) pp. 272-280
Historic Catalogs of Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1896-1993 (Ancestry) Open Search menu (top left in black band) and choose Card Catalog. Search Title Sears.
A Subject search in HathiTrust on “Commercial catalogs” yields 146 items, including 76 full text viewable (5/17/2019).
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. More than 900 Winturthur trade catalogs are available through the Internet Archive.
Trade catalogues at Winterthur microform. NY: Clearwater, 1984 [3,600 microfiche]
CRL (Ctr for Research Libs) | [To obtain CRL items, submit an Interlibrary Loan request]
Loeb Design | Microfiche | Z7164.M18 H43x Library has only pt. 2, Architectural building plans and materials; pt. 12, Garden and lawn supplies and ornaments; and pt. 30 Wall and floor coverings.
Guide: Trade Catalogues at Winterthur: A Guide to the Literature of Merchandizing, 1750-1980, by E. R. McKinstry. NY: Garland, 1984, 438 pp.
Trade catalogues at Winterthur. 1989-1991. ca. 3000 microfiches. Frederick, MD : Clearwater Pub. Co.
Guide to the microfiche edition of Trade catalogues at the Winterthur, part 2, by Eleanor McD. Thompson. Bethesda, MD : University Publications of America 1991, 159 p.
University of California, Santa Barbara: Lawrence B. Romaine Trade Catalog Collection (Finding aid)
- Smithsonian Institution
- Doodles, Drafts and Designs: Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian (2004)
Ames, Kenneth L., "Trade catalogues and the study of history," in Accumulation & display: mass marketing household goods in America, 1880-1920. Winterthur, Del.: Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1986. pp. 7-14
Baker, T. Lindsay. North American Windmill Manufacturers' Trade Literature (Norman, Ok: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998)
Baker, T. Lindsay, "Researching history through trade literature," History News, vol. 53, no. 1 (Winter, 1998), pp. 24-27
Crom, Theodore R. Trade Catalogues, 1542-1842. Melrose, Fla.: T.R. Crom, 1989.
Gottfried, Herbert. "Building the picture: trading on the imagery of production and design," Winterthur Portfolio, vol. 27 no.4 (1992) pp.235-253.
Jennings, Jan. "Drawing on the vernacular interior," Winterthur Portfolio, vol. 27 no. 4 (1992) pp. 255-279
Kernan, Michael, "Generations of old mail-order catalogs make colorful index to what folks prized and paid for, way back when," Smithsonian vol. 22 (April 1991), pp. 32-33
Kurutz, Gary F., "California commercial catalogs: from hosiery to hardware on exhibit," California State Library Foundation Bulletin, no. 56, (July, 1996) pp. 15-28
Laird, Pamela Walker. Advertising Progress: American Business and the Rise of Consumer Marketing. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998)
Lears, Jackson. Fables of Abundance: A cultural history of advertising in America (New York: Basic Books, 1994Norris, James D. Advertising and the Transformation of American Society, 1865-1920. (New York: Greenwood Press, 1990).
Romaine, L. B. 1960. A Guide to American Trade Catalogs, 1744-1900. NY: R.R. Bowker, 422 pp. (Reprint: NY: Dover, 1990)
Romaine, Lawrence B. A guide to American trade catalogues, 1744-1900. Schlereth, Thomas, "Country stores, county fairs, and mail order catalogs: consumerism in rural America," in Consumer culture and the American Home, 1890-1930 (Beaumont, TX: McFaddin-Ward House, 1989); pp. 27-45
Thompson, Neville, "Trade catalogues in the Winterthur Library," Magazine Antiques, vol. 161, no.1 (January, 2002); pp. 206-211
Williams, Chauncey L. The dual role of manufacturers' catalogs in industrial marketing (New York: Sweet's Catalog Service, [1940?])