Journals and Publications in 1945

Marriage and Family Living, the precursor of the Journal of Marriage and Family, was experiencing increases in its library subscriptions. NCFR started selling reprints of the articles at $.10 per copy from the new offices based at 1126 East 59th St., Chicago.

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Affiliates in 1945

NCFR affiliate groups continued to grow and were active even during the war years. The newest councils included the following: The Pennsylvania Council on Family Relations (CFR) formed at Pennsylvania State University on October 23 at its first meeting. Dr. Clifford Adams was its first President. On April 12, 1946, the Iowa CFR held its first conference at Cedar Rapids, featuring a panel composed of Reuben Hill and Evelyn Millis Duvall. The Seattle (WA) CFR was formed on April 19 at Oregon State University. The Illinois CFR met on December 29, with a symposium on “Post-War Family Adjustments of Returned Servicemen.”  […]

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Membership in 1945

During Sidney Goldstein’s tenure as President, the number of student members continued to grow. The membership dues were increased to $3.00, which included a subscription to Marriage and Family Living. NCFR now boasted more than 1,000 members.

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Structure and Governance in 1945

On February 23, 1945, the NCFR Executive Committee composed of President Sidney Goldstein, Vice Presidents Emily Hartshorn Mudd, Edgar Schmiedeler, and Katharine Whiteside Taylor; and Secretary–Treasurer Evelyn Millis Duvall met to plan for the 1946 conference and to compile members of two important committees. The first committee, the Board of Directors, would have 27 members. These came from various disciplines and levels of government and included Fred L. Adair, MD; Benjamin Andrews; Henry Bowman; Muriel W. Brown; Leonard S. Cottrell; Stanley P. Davies; Lester W. Dearborn; Robert L.  Dickenson, MD; Harriet Daggett; Harriett Elliott; Joseph K. Folsom; Robert G. Foster; […]

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Leadership in 1945

NCFR’s fifth President, Rabbi Sidney E. Goldstein, was one of the three founders of NCFR. He was at that time Associate Rabbi and Director of Social Services at the Free Synagogue of New York City, a branch he founded in 1907 and headed until his death in 1955. He was also Professor of Social Service at Hebrew Union College in New York City and chaired the New York State Conference on Marriage and the Family. He was active in several organizations, including the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Jewish Institute on Marriage and the Family, the 1948 National Conference […]

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