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The Getty has the papers of Karl Schneider who was employed by Sears from 1938 to 1945. The portion of the papers pertaining to Sears includes designs for consumer products (including Craftsman tools, toys, housewares, appliances, furniture, etc.) and stores (storefronts and "the ideal Sears store").

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Julius Rosenwald: The Life of a Practical Humanitarian
M.R. Werner
Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1939

Shaping an American Institution: Robert E. Wood and Sears, Roebuck
James C. Worthy
University of Illinois Press, 1984

Richard Warren Sears: Icon of Inspiration
Frederick Asher
Vantage Press, 1997

Sears, Roebuck, U.S.A.: The Great American Catalog Store and How It Grew
Gordon L. Weil
Stein and Day Publishers, 1977

The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears
Donald R. Katz
Viking Press, 1987

Send No Money
Louis E. Asher & Edith Heal
Argus Books, 1942
*This book is no longer in print

The First Hundred Years are the Toughest
Cecil C. Hage Sr.
Ten Speed Press, 1988

Sears, Roebuck, and Co 100th Anniversary 1886-1986
Lorin Sorensen
Silverado Publishing Company, 1985

The Hard Road to the Softer Side: Lessons From the Transformation of Sears
Arthur C. Martinez
Crown Business Publications, 2001

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