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Introduction

NCFR History

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) was founded in 1938 by Paul Sayre, a law professor at the University of Iowa, Ernest Burgess, professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, and Rabbi Sidney E. Goldstein, Chair of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, New York City. It is the only professional organization focused solely on family research, policy, and practice. NCFR conducts an annual conference, publishes three scholarly journals, provides the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential program, and provides an opportunity for interaction and communication among members through a variety of publications and media.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 From its inception, NCFR was organized by state and regional affiliates and by subject area sections related to the principal areas of family science. The national office is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NCFR is governed by a Board of Directors that is composed of professionals from across the country.

About the NCFR history book

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The NCFR History Book has been in development since 2011 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of NCFR in 2013. The manuscript is organized by subjects, years, and people. Use the Browse by Topic interface to filter articles by a date range and/or topics. Or use the directory to find NCFR leader biographies and discover articles that discuss them.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Comments from the NCFR community are encouraged and can be left at the paragraph level throughout the website. The goal of this history book is to tell the organization’s story through the voices of all NCFR members.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The NCFR History Book serves as both an historical narrative and an archive. Throughout the website you will find photos, documents, and media from NCFR’s past. A complete list of documents archived in the site may be found here. Members are encouraged to log in and upload your material for inclusion. Please contact NCFR staff for log in instructions.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Enjoy this online history book!