Awards in 1983–84

President Bert Adams appointed a committee on awards to study and improve the entire NCFR award structure, with Luther Otto as chair. The first Marie Peters Award was given to Harriette P. McAdoo of Howard University. The award was presented by Ouida Westney, chair of the award committee. The Student Award went to Katherine R. Allen of Syracuse University. She became a member of the Texas Women’s University, and later a professor at Virginia Polytech University in Blacksburg. Sharon Price, University of Georgia, was recipient of the Osborne Award. Ira L. Reiss, University of Minnesota, was recipient of the Burgess Award. The Reuben […]

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Membership in 1983–84

In September 1984, membership numbers stood at 4,439. There were 52 Affiliated Councils: 41 state and provincial, three regional, and eight local. Read the March 1984 Newsletter V29 N1 Read the May 1984 Newsletter V29 N2 Read the July-August 1984 Newsletter V29 N3 Read the December 1984 Newsletter V29 N4

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Structure and Governance in 1983–84

The Task Force for the Development of a Family Discipline held an open meeting, with Wesley R. Burr presiding. Two new Sections were established: (1) The Family and Health Section, chaired by William Doherty and (2) the Religion and Family Life Section, chaired by Ruth Jewson. The Commission to Review the Structure of NCFR, chaired by Dennis Orthner, found that  NCFR is not as responsive as it once was to the family practitioner–professional. The majority of those polled thought that the NCFR should be taking a more active advocacy role. Read the newsletter published by the 1984 Task Force for […]

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1984 Conference: New Families for a New Era

The 1984 Annual Conference theme was “New Families for a New Era,” and it was held at the Cathedral Hills Hotel, San Francisco, CA, October 16–20. John Scanzoni of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, was the program chair. Cecilia Gray of California State University was local arrangements chair. The purpose of the conference was to examine the issue of changes and continuities in all aspect of male–female and parent–child relations in the context of the ongoing changes in the larger society. Bert Adams’s Presidential Address was on “Problems and Solutions in the Family Today.” Plenary sessions and speakers included the following: […]

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Leadership in 1983–84

Bert N. Adams (PhD, University of North Carolina) became the 41st President of NCFR. He is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He has taught sociological theory extensively, both in East Africa and at the University of Wisconsin, and also taught and wrote on the sociology of the family. He is the author of several books, including the introductory textbook The Family: A Sociological Interpretation (5th ed., Harcourt Brace, 1995) and Sociological Theory (Pine Forge Press, 2001). With David M. Klein, he served as co-editor of the Understanding Families Series with Sage, which produced 20 books between 1995 and […]

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