Thursday night a student asked at the reference desk for help in locating house plans from the 1960s, and information about home designs of the time. I located a few articles, and also display ads in the New York Times. In case this is a repeat question:
My parents built their home in 1960 in Iowa and my mom provided me with the dimensions of the house, which is a typical "ranch home" of the time.
Using Google Advance, I found the following web sites:
This one shows images of the homes and also the floor plans with dimensions.
http://www.antiquehome.org/House-Plans/1961-Aladdin/Del-Ray.htm (The names of home styles are in the left.)