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Family Council of North Carolina, Inc. Records


The Family Council of North Carolina, Inc., was founded in 1949 as the North Carolina Family Life Council (NCFLC). Its purpose was to serve as an educational and advisory council on issues affecting families and family life in North Carolina.This collection contains the records of the NCFLC. The collection is divided into nine series. Some records date from the late 1980s and early 1990s, but the majority are dated between 1948 and 1986.

Title

Family Council of North Carolina, Inc. Records

Collection Number

ORG.103

Date(s)

1948 - 1991

Language

English

Physical Description
Fibredex boxes
17
Abstract

The Family Council of North Carolina, Inc., was founded in 1949 as the North Carolina Family Life Council (NCFLC). Its purpose was to serve as an educational and advisory council on issues affecting families and family life in North Carolina.

This collection contains the records of the NCFLC. The collection is divided into nine series. Some records date from the late 1980s and early 1990s, but the majority are dated between 1948 and 1986.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Family Council of North Carolina, Inc.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Chronological within series.


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by Kathryn Michaelis, December, 2010

Encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, December, 2010


The Family Council of North Carolina, Inc., was founded in 1949 as the North Carolina Family Life Council (NCFLC) by a group of eight delegates who had represented North Carolina at the White House Conference on the Family the preceding year. Soon after the 1948 White House Conference, the delegates held a follow-up conference to determine what action could be taken to improve the quality of family life in North Carolina. Another North Carolina conference was held in 1949, and its attendees voted to form the NCFLC. A nominating committee was formed, and selected the following officers:

  1. Rev. Marvin Vick, Jr., President Mrs. Ada Jarnigan, First Vice President Mrs. Ernest Hunter, Second Vice President Mrs. Corrine Grimsley, Secretary Miss Catherine Dennis, Treasurer

Members at large elected to the Executive Board were:

  1. Dr. Guion Johnson Mrs. Gladys Groves Dr. Harold Trigg Mr. Gene Bane

In 1965, the NCFLC was incorporated, and it was granted tax-exempt status the following year.The founding members of the NCFLC saw its role as primarily educational and advisory. Members and officers of the Council included, but were not limited to, family life educators, social workers, physicians, and clergy members. The Council sought to work with local organizations to raise awareness of issues facing North Carolina families-divorce, child rearing, drug abuse, unemployment, and more-and to provide resources to help families better cope with those issues.

The NCFLC held an annual conference every year from 1949 to at least 1988. Each conference focused on a different theme. The conferences featured workshops and lectures given by experts in various areas of family life. In addition to the annual conference, the NCFLC has sponsored and participated in a variety of family life-oriented programs year-round in various locations and in partnership with community organizations across North Carolina.

At the time of its founding, membership in the NCFLC was restricted by its constitution to members of its parent organization, the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). In 1954, the constitution was revised to allow individuals to be invited to join by the Membership Committee. During the 1960s, the NCFLC intensified its recruitment efforts, and by 1971 there were nine possible categories of membership to the Council, including student membership, couple memberships (annual or lifelong), individual memberships (annual or lifelong), and organizational memberships.

The NCFLC was an affiliate council of both the NCFR and the South Eastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR). As of 1972, the NCFLC had six local affiliate councils in North Carolina, including the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Family Life Council, the Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro, the Family Life Council of Greater High Point, the Choanoke Area Family Life Council, the Family Life Council of Alamance County, and the Watauga County Family Life Council.

The NCFLC officially changed its name to the Family Council of North Carolina, Inc. (FCNC) in 1996. The FCNC is currently active, but appears no longer to be an affiliate council of the NCFR.

The collection includes some papers dating from the late 1980s and early 1990s, but the majority of records are dated between 1948 and 1986.

PRESIDENTS OF THE NCFLC

  1. Rev. Marvin T. Vick, Jr. Dr. George A. Douglas Mrs. Ethel Nash Dr. Edwin S. Preston Rev. Jesse H. Lanning Mrs. Elizabeth Middleton Mrs. Alice O. Pierce Mr. Carlton Watkins, M.D. Mrs. Kate B. Garner Dr. Lester D. Keasey Dr. E.M. Rallings Miss Grace Daniel Dr. Kenneth Sell Dr. Leo F. Hawkins Dr. Wayne T. Adams, Jr. Mrs. Leolia G. Spaugh Mr. George Shackelford

The Family Council of North Carolina, Inc., was founded in 1949 as the North Carolina Family Life Council (NCFLC) by a group of eight delegates who had represented North Carolina at the White House Conference on the Family the preceding year. Soon after the 1948 White House Conference, the delegates held a follow-up conference to determine what action could be taken to improve the quality of family life in North Carolina. Another North Carolina conference was held in 1949, and its attendees voted to form the NCFLC. A nominating committee was formed, and selected the following officers:

  1. Rev. Marvin Vick, Jr., President Mrs. Ada Jarnigan, First Vice President Mrs. Ernest Hunter, Second Vice President Mrs. Corrine Grimsley, Secretary Miss Catherine Dennis, Treasurer

Members at large elected to the Executive Board were:

  1. Dr. Guion Johnson Mrs. Gladys Groves Dr. Harold Trigg Mr. Gene Bane

In 1965, the NCFLC was incorporated, and it was granted tax-exempt status the following year.The founding members of the NCFLC saw its role as primarily educational and advisory. Members and officers of the Council included, but were not limited to, family life educators, social workers, physicians, and clergy members. The Council sought to work with local organizations to raise awareness of issues facing North Carolina families-divorce, child rearing, drug abuse, unemployment, and more-and to provide resources to help families better cope with those issues.

The NCFLC held an annual conference every year from 1949 to at least 1988. Each conference focused on a different theme. The conferences featured workshops and lectures given by experts in various areas of family life. In addition to the annual conference, the NCFLC has sponsored and participated in a variety of family life-oriented programs year-round in various locations and in partnership with community organizations across North Carolina.

At the time of its founding, membership in the NCFLC was restricted by its constitution to members of its parent organization, the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). In 1954, the constitution was revised to allow individuals to be invited to join by the Membership Committee. During the 1960s, the NCFLC intensified its recruitment efforts, and by 1971 there were nine possible categories of membership to the Council, including student membership, couple memberships (annual or lifelong), individual memberships (annual or lifelong), and organizational memberships.

The NCFLC was an affiliate council of both the NCFR and the South Eastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR). As of 1972, the NCFLC had six local affiliate councils in North Carolina, including the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Family Life Council, the Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro, the Family Life Council of Greater High Point, the Choanoke Area Family Life Council, the Family Life Council of Alamance County, and the Watauga County Family Life Council.

The NCFLC officially changed its name to the Family Council of North Carolina, Inc. (FCNC) in 1996. The FCNC is currently active, but appears no longer to be an affiliate council of the NCFR.

The collection includes some papers dating from the late 1980s and early 1990s, but the majority of records are dated between 1948 and 1986.

PRESIDENTS OF THE NCFLC

  1. Rev. Marvin T. Vick, Jr. Dr. George A. Douglas Mrs. Ethel Nash Dr. Edwin S. Preston Rev. Jesse H. Lanning Mrs. Elizabeth Middleton Mrs. Alice O. Pierce Mr. Carlton Watkins, M.D. Mrs. Kate B. Garner Dr. Lester D. Keasey Dr. E.M. Rallings Miss Grace Daniel Dr. Kenneth Sell Dr. Leo F. Hawkins Dr. Wayne T. Adams, Jr. Mrs. Leolia G. Spaugh Mr. George Shackelford

[Identification of item], ORG.103, Family Council of North Carolina, Inc. Records, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.



Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov.


This collection has been divided into nine series: annual conference, correspondence, financial records, general records, local and regional councils, membership information, minutes, publications, and miscellaneous.

Chronological within series.


This collection has been divided into nine series: annual conference, correspondence, financial records, general records, local and regional councils, membership information, minutes, publications, and miscellaneous.


  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Family Life Council
  • Choanoke Area Family Life Council
  • Family Council of North Carolina
  • Family Life Council of Alamance County
  • Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro
  • Family Life Council of Greater High Point
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • North Carolina Family Life Council
  • Southeastern Council on Family Relations
  • Watauga County Family Life Council
  • Family counseling
  • Family life education
  • North Carolina--Social life and customs--20th century.

This series contains materials relating to the planning and execution of the NCFLC's annual conferences. Included are conference programs; agendas for workshops; promotional materials; information on conference speakers; post-conference evaluation forms; and miscellaneous other materials. The series also includes some conference-related correspondence that was filed with conference materials.

Box: 1  
1948-1965

Box: 2  
1966-1988 and undated

This series contains general correspondence relating to NCFLC business. Chief among the topics discussed are committee meetings, NCFLC events, fundraising, recruitment of new members, and other general administrative matters. Most correspondence is between NCFLC officers and members, though there is some correspondence between NCFLC leadership and the NCFR, as well as between the NCFLC leadership and various other organizations.

Box: 1  
1948-1966

Box: 2  
1967-1974

Box: 3  
1975-1991 and undated

This series contains quarterly and annual reports of the NCFLC Treasurer; printed budgets and budget worksheets; miscellaneous financial records; and materials relating to the incorporation and tax-exempt status of the NCFLC. The materials relating to incorporation and tax status have been divided into federal and state files. The IRS folders primarily contain application materials for tax-exempt status as well as correspondence, among NCFLC officers and between NCFLC leadership and the IRS, relating to the IRS's initial denial of tax-exempt status and the subsequent effort to attain it.

Box: 1  
Treasurer's reports, 1950-1987 and undated

15933
Budgets and budget proposals, 1952-1987 and undated

15934
IRS forms and correspondence, 1966-1983 and undated

15935
State of North Carolina, 1965-1987

15936
Miscellaneous financial records

This series is divided into two subseries: Committee Materials and General Administrative Records. Committee materials relate to both standing and ad hoc committees that were formed to oversee the performance of specific Council operations. Individual committee files include memoranda, notes from meetings, and general informational and administrative documents. The General Administrative Records subseries contains Council reports; information on NCFLC policies and procedures; grant applications, submitted to several organizations, and related material; a binder containing an organizational history of the NCFLC, written in 1972; an outline for writing the NCFLC's history; and various drafts of and amendments to the governing constitution and bylaws of the NCFLC.

Box: 1  
Committee materials, 1950-1988

Awards Committee, 1966-1986
Board of Directors/Executive Committee, 1950-1988 and undated
Committee for Position Paper on Family Life Education in North Carolina Educational Institutions, 1969-1971
Self-Study and Long-Range Planning Committee, 1969-1986
Local Development Committee, 1972-1984 and undated
Materials and Resources Committee, 1972-1976 and undated
Publicity Committee, 1976-1978 and undated
Legislative Liaison Committee, 1970-1983
Program of Work Committee, 1948-1975 and undated
Nominating Committee, 1953; 1963-1986 and undated
Miscellaneous Committee Materials

Box: 2  
General Administrative records, 1949-1986

General administrative records, 1952-1986 and undated
Grant proposals and supporting materials, 1968-1985 and undated
NCFLC history materials, 1949-1973
Bylaws, 1950-1984 and undated
Constitutions, 1950-1962

This series contains documents created by and/or relating to various local family life councils in North Carolina; state family life councils elsewhere in the United States; the SECFR; and the NCFR. Included are informational brochures, newsletters, announcements of upcoming events, lists of officers, and miscellaneous other materials.

Box: 1  
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Family Life Council

15954
Choanoke Area Family Life Council

15955
Family Life Council of Alamance County

15956
Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro

15957
Family Life Council of Greater High Point

15958
Family Life Council of Watauga County

15959
Miscellaneous local council materials

15960
Polk County Family Life Council

15961
National Council on Family Relations

15962
Salisbury-Rowan Family Life Council

15963
Southeastern Council on Family Relations

15964
State Family Life Councils

15965
Wayne County Family Life Council

This series chiefly consists of lists of individual and institutional NCFLC members, as well as cumulative membership reports.

Box: 1  
Membership information, 1951-1987 and undated

This series contains minutes and agendas, primarily from meetings of the NCFLC's Executive Committee and Board of Directors. A few scattered committees' meeting minutes are also included.

Box: 1  
1948-1973

Box: 2  
1974-1988 and undated

This series is divided into four subseries:  The Council Record, NCFR Publications, Other NCFLC/SECFR/NCFR Publications, and Miscellaneous Organizations' Publications.  The Council Record is the official newsletter of the NCFLC. NCFR publications in the collection include volumes of the journals  Journal of Marriage and the Family, a research journal concerning marriage and family issues, and  The Family Coordinator, which publishes articles on family education and counseling. Other publications included are NCFR and SECFR newsletters; NCFLC position papers; conference proceedings; and brochures, newsletters, and miscellaneous other publications from a variety of organizations with ties to the NCFLC.

Box: 1  
The Council Record, 1951-1991

Published issues, 1951-1991
UnpublishedCouncil Record materials, 1974-1984 and undated

Box: 2  
NCFR Publications, 1965-1978

Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1977-1978 (4 volumes)
The Family Coordinator, 1971, 1977, 1978 (5 volumes)
Loose articles fromJournal of Marriage and the Family andThe Family Coordinator, 1965-1972

Box: 3  
Other NCFLC/SECFR/NCFR Publications, 1948-1986

NCFLC position papers, 1969-1976
NCFLC informational brochures, 1967-1985
NCFLC conference publications, 1948-1979
Miscellaneous NCFLC publications
SECFR newsletter, 1954-1981
SECFR conference and miscellaneous publications
NCFRNewsletter, 1955-1978
NCFRFeedback, 1971-1986

Box: 4  
Miscellaneous Organizations' Publications

This series contains materials that do not fit into any other series, including newspaper clippings, photographs, unpublished writings, files on non-NCFLC-affiliated organizations, educational materials, and other materials.

Box: 1  
Blank forms

15983
Clippings, 1960s-1980s

15984
Event programs

15985
Family planning information/abortion conference, 1971

15986
Galaxy Conference on Lifelong Learning, 1979-1980

15987
Instructional materials

15988
Legislative materials

15989
Notes

15990
North Carolina Committee and Foundation on Population and Family, 1967-1969

15991
North Carolina Committee on Children and Youth

15992
Other materials

15993
Parents Without Partners

15994
Photographs, 1975, 1984

15995
Schools

15996
Writings and bibliographies

15997
Youth councils in North Carolina