Membership in 1946

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The NCFR membership form began to appear in issues of Marriage and Family Living and defined membership as “open to specialists engaged in research, teaching, and service, and to others professionally interested in a better understanding of family living and of strengthening American family life.” The dues that year were defined as being at the national and state levels with a subscription to Marriage and Family Living for $3.00. Students joined in blocks through their professors and paid $1.00. That year, the first membership survey was done with a profile of the 1946 members as follows, indicating the wide diversity of professions and interests.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Eight hundred eighty-five members were identified, in the following categories:

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  • 76 deans of women
  • 133 community leaders
  • 50 home economists
  • 196 from member recommendations
  • 96 obstreticians/gynecologists
  • 48 pediatric physicians
  • 116 psychiatrists/psychiatric workers
  • 55 professors/teachers
  • 25 religious leaders and ministers
  • 72 social workers/administrators
  • 58 YMCA/YWCA secretaries

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 New Foundations in Marriage and FamilyRead the 1946 NCFR membership pamphlet, New Foundations in Marriage and Family, by NCFR President Sidney Goldstein


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