Dr. Gail Putney Fullerton, author and Professor of Sociology at San Jose State College, delivered this talk to an audience at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco on October 9, 1969. Fullerton says she was asked to speak on "marriage revisited", including the economic and domestic functions of marriage from frontier time to modern communes; shared duties; how the development of the United States has affected marriage through the various ages; and the equally changing roles of children in families. The address was the first in a series of evening talks presented by the Medical Center, on current problems in the woman's world. Dr. Fullerton was the first female president of San Jose State University, and wrote the following books: The Normal Neurosis; The Adjusted American; Marry for Love; Marriage and the Mass Societies; and Survival In Marriage, which was due to come out the spring following this recording. Recorded for KPFA by Sue Blumenberg.
Notes: Watch levels, noticeable rise in the level after 1st 10 seconds.
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