Journals and Publications in 1962–63

“The Cumulative Index for Marriage and Family Living From 1944–62” became available in November of 1962, under the direction of Murray A. Straus. A Teacher Exchange article discussed medical problems of teenage mothers. A special issue of Marriage and Family Living in February 1963 focused on “Family Planning in Modernizing Societies.”

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Membership, Awards, and Affiliates in 1962–63

In 1963, NCFR had 2,929 members, and there were 1,476 journal subscriptions. Read the March 1963 NCFR Newsletter Read the May 1963 NCFR Newsletter Read the October 1963 NCFR Newsletter Reuben Hill received the restructured Ernest Burgess Award, now given biennially in recognition of continuous and meritorious research contributions to the family field. He received a certificate and $500. By this point, there were seven regional councils and 28 state councils; however, a network of active councils working throughout the nation for the strengthening of American families remained somewhat unrealized.

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Structure and Governance in 1962–63

In 1963, sections and their chairs were as follows: Counseling, chaired by Bert Y. Glassberg Education, chaired by W. Clark Ellzey Research, chaired by Leland Stott Special Emphases, chaired by Elizabeth Force Harold T. Christensen represented NCFR at the meeting of the International Union of Family Organizations (IUFO) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 1963, and delivered one of the main addresses. North American books and materials were displayed at this first international conference on the family in Latin America. Three NCFR members were on the General Council of the IUFO with consultative status with UNESCO and the United Nations and was the only family organization […]

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Leadership in 1962–63

Wallace C. Fulton became President in 1962. He was Vice President of Community Services and Health Education for the Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York. He was one of NCFR’s most widely traveled leaders. In his first few months alone, he made some 15 trips for NCFR. Equitable released him at their expense to spend one quarter of his time on NCFR affairs.  He died in 1985. The following is an excerpt from Fulton‘s Presidential Address: Man has always been concerned about time . . . Children are no different from adults in this regard. For them as well, the time of waiting […]

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Journals and Publications in 1961–62

The August issue 1962 of Marriage and Family Living carried a timely article by Clark E. Vincent:  “Teenage Illegitimacy: A Pisgah Perspective.” The Teacher Exchange section was no longer available as a reprint, according to the journal: “Since believe that high school family life educators would find the whole journal useful in their work, we are ceasing separate circulation of the Teacher Exchange and are giving present subscribers the opportunity to subscribe to Marriage and Family Living at the reduced rate of $3.75 for the first year. The journal will continue to carry the Teacher Exchange as one of its departments.” A […]

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Awards in 1961–62

David Mace appointed a committee to reexamine the Ernest Burgess Award goals and procedures. Lee Burchinal was the chair, with Charles Bowerman, William Kephart, and Gerald Leslie as members. The award that year was given to Melvin Kohn, for the best research-length article, and to Reuben Hill, J. Mayone Stycos, and Kurt Back for the best research monograph. Read the report of the Burgess Award evaluation committee

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Membership in 1961–62

NCFR began to offer international courtesy subscriptions and memberships to foreign scholars. In 1962, they were given to Korea, Peru, the West Indies, West Germany, and Tokyo. Read the February 1962 NCFR Newsletter Read the March 1962 NCFR Newsletter Read the May 1962 NCFR Newsletter Read the October 1962 NCFR Newsletter

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Structure and Governance in 1961–62

Aaron Rutledge was appointed as NCFR’s representative to the ongoing Council of National Organizations for the White House Conference on Children and Youth and to the American National Council for Health Education of the Public. NCFR’s annual income was $41,087.40 that year.

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1962 Conference: Eye on the Family: New Perspectives on American Families and New Directions for Family Life Workers

The 1962 Annual Conference was held at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, August 22–24. Wallace Fulton was program chair and chose the theme “Eye on the Family: New Perspectives on American Families and New Directions for Family Life Workers.”  The three plenary speakers all canceled the week before the conference and had to be quickly replaced. The use of the new section structure was explained to attendees as being more broad and including the entire family life cycle as well as broader issues.  Lodging was offered at the Pleasant View Lodge Motel with week-long rates of $90 for a two-bedroom suite […]

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Leadership in 1961–62

David Mace became the 19th President of NCFR. He was a native of Scotland, a prolific writer and world traveler. Mace has said that he probably never would have thought of coming to the United States if it had not been for NCFR leader David Fulcomer, whom he had met in London during World War II and who set up a program for him that made the trip possible. He and his wife, Vera Mace, moved to the United States in 1949. Mace was a professor at Drew University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He and Vera served […]

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