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- 1977: Joseph Chamberlain Furnas, Stormy Weather: Crosslights on the Nineteen Thirties: An Informal Social History of the United States 1929–1941
- But packrattery soon precluded any Williamsburgish consistency.
- 1999: Ina Dillard Russell, Roots and Ever Green: The Selected Letters of Ina Dillard Russell
- Many stories were tape-recorded at family reunions through the years (we also are record keepers, given a little leeway for chaos and packrattery).
- 2006: Don Aslett, Weekend Makeover: Take Your Home from Messy to Magnificent in Only 48 Hours!
- Remember the first principle of packrattery: Stuff will accumulate proportionate to the space and place made available for it.