¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 NCFR collaborated with the Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund to cosponsor a family research conference in Chicago in November 1956. Cochairs were David Treat of the Clara Elizabeth Fund and Donald Brieland of the Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund. Taking part in this cross-fertilization of ideas were several leading NCFR members: Judson T. Landis, Harold Christensen, Clifford Kirkpatrick, Donald Brieland, Nelson A. Foote, Gerald R. Leslie, A. R. Mangus, and many others. The proceedings of this meeting were published in a special issue of Marriage and Family Living (MFL) in February 1957.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 NCFR’s membership fees were raised slightly, to $8.00 for a husband-and-wife pair, $6.00 for individuals, and $3.00 for students. These came with a 1-year subscription to MFL. New members also received as a bonus two back issues of MFL when they joined. The proposed name change from NCFR to National Council on Marriage and Family Living was voted down. Donald Gray and William H. Genne prepared a brochure designed to explain NCFR and market it to prospective members.