1950: Leadership and Awards

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The new budget for 1950 provided for a part-time paid Executive Secretary, a job Evelyn Millis Duvall again accepted. Later, in 1951, a sum of $3,000 toward her back salary was paid to her. As Ernest Burgess completed the first quarter of 1950 as Editor of Marriage and Family Living, Gladys Groves was preparing to increase the journal’s page budget to 104. Groves, with Reuben Hill as Associate Editor, published two special issues that year. Volume 12, Issue 2, highlighted “Issues in Marriage Counseling,” and Volume 12, Issue 3, was a special issue on “Groves Conference.”

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 To honor the dedicated work of Ernest Burgess, who was retiring, the Ernest Burgess Award was established to encourage outstanding research. Funds to support this award needed to be raised. In addition, a generous anonymous donor established funds to award life memberships to  leaders who had exhibited tireless efforts in establishing NCFR and serving in various capacities.  By the end of 1950, over 2,000 members had joined NCFR.


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