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Durham Real Estate Magazine collection

Identifier: NCC-0065

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of issues from 1957 and 1958 of two different magazines relating to real estate in Durham: Ideas for Better Living, distributed by Security Savings and Loan Association, and Your Home Planner, distributed by the Durham Board of Realtors.

The magazines give a glimpse into the latest architectural styles popular among the middle class in Durham in the late 1950s. They contain articles about different house styles, sample floor plans, how to decorate one's home, or care for one's lawn. In addition, the magazines feature many advertisements for real estate and architecture-related vendors in Durham, many of whom no longer exist.


  • 1957 - 1958

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.


2 Folders

Language of Materials



The collection is organized by magazine title and, within that, chronologically.

Physical Access Restrictions

Some of our materials are stored offsite. These items are not available for same day access and require advance notice to retrieve. Contact North Carolina Collection staff at to plan your visit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Katrina Weaver

Finding Aid for the Durham Real Estate Magazine Collection
Kristen Merryman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2021 January: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace by Stephanie Barnwell.

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States