¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Harold T. Christensen was awarded the Burgess Award. He was cited “for having pioneered the method of record linkage to overcome limitations of interviews and questionnaires in obtaining valid information for studies of such delicate issues as premarital conception and child spacing. By the use of record linkage he established firm relationships between age at marriage and premarital pregnancy and between premarital pregnancy and subsequent divorce.”
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Henry Bowman, of the University of Texas, received the Ernest Osborne Teaching Award. To his credit was a long history of outstanding teaching, writing, counseling, and related contributions to the field of family life. He was a pioneer in the teaching of functional courses in marriage and the family. He influenced hundreds of thousands of students through Marriage for Moderns, a leading marriage textbook.