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Komen Foundation, Houston Records

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Komen Foundation, Houston Records, 1992-2012 | University of Houston Libraries

By Advaith Krishna, Timothy Wyatt

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Collection Overview

Title: Komen Foundation, Houston Records, 1992-2012

Predominant Dates:1997-2008

ID: 02/2008-009

Primary Creator: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Houston Affiliate

Extent: 36.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/2008. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Breast - Cancer, Nonprofit organizations - Texas - Houston, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Houston Affiliate

Forms of Material: Brochures, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Fliers (printed matter), Newsletters, Posters, Sound recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Komen Foundation, Houston Records are housed in 35 boxes. The materials are arranged chronologically in ongoing yearly series with the following recurring subseries: Administrative Documents, Organizational Documents, Roster, Scholarships and Grants, Informational Material, Newsletters, Sponsors, Events, Race for Cure, Clippings and Correspondence, etc. Most notably, this collection documents organizational events and fundraising efforts from 1998 to 2012.

Biographical Note

In 1980, Susan Goodman Komen lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 36. In the last months of Susan’s life, her sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, made a promise to dedicate the rest of her life to increasing awareness and support of breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. In 1982, Nancy’s promise launched the global breast cancer movement and the creation of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which was renamed Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2009.

In 1990, Brinker established The Komen Houston Affiliate. It is ranked number one, topping 125 affiliate groups worldwide, in recognition of providing the most funding for education, screening and treatment both globally and in its seven-county service area in Southwest Texas. The Komen Houston Race for the Cure, the affiliate’s largest fundraiser, attracted a record 30,000 participants in 2008 amidst the devastation and confusion of the Hurricane Ike aftermath. As a grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, the organization works to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find cures.

The Komen Foundation, as a whole, is the global leader of breast cancer awareness and support. As of 2008, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation had invested more than $1 billion since its inception in 1982. The Komen Foundation is the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

Subject/Index Terms

Breast - Cancer
Nonprofit organizations - Texas - Houston
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Houston Affiliate

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Accruals: Additional materials were acquired in 2012 as part of a donation by Komen Foundation.

Access Restrictions: Open for research

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Komen Foundation, Houston Board of Directors, 2008

Preferred Citation: Komen Foundation, Houston Records, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised 2013


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: 1992-1996],
[Series 2: 1997],
[Series 3: 1998],
[Series 4: 1999],
[Series 5: 2000],
[Series 6: 2001],
[Series 7: 2002],
[Series 8: 2003],
[Series 9: 2004],
[Series 10: 2005],
[Series 11: 2006],
[Series 12: 2007],
[Series 13: 2008],
[Series 14: 2009],
[Series 15: 2010],
[Series 16: 2011],
[Series 17: 2012-2013],
[Series 18: Memorabilia],
[Series 19: Mulitmedia],
[All]

Series 16: 2011
Sub-Series 1: Administrative Documents
Box 19
Folder 56: Board of Directors
Folder 57: Bylaws
Folder 58: Certificate of Formation
Folder 59: Correspondence
Folder 60: Governance Committee
Folder 61: Grantee Orientation
Folder 62: Grants
Folder 63: Large Grants: Application Guidelines, Compliance, Rating
Folder 64: Large Grants: Community Grants/Review Panel
Folder 65: Small Grants
Sub-Series 2: Events
Box 20
Folder 1: 10th Annual Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation Luncheon
Folder 2: Impact Awards Luncheon
Folder 3: Leadership Conference
Folder 4: Pink Honor Roll
Folder 5: Pink Pledge Pals
Folder 6: Silver Rose Gala
Folder 7: Various Events
Folder 8: Warriors in Pink
Sub-Series 3: Race
Box 20
Folder 9: Manual
Folder 10: Media Training
Folder 11: Pledge Program
Folder 12: Printed Materials
Folder 13: Rock the Race
Folder 14: Sponsorship Opportunities
OVS Box 32
Item 13: Poster
Sub-Series 4: Printed Materials
Box 20
Folder 15: Articles
Folder 16: Informational Material
Folder 17: Promise
Folder 18: Together

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: 1992-1996],
[Series 2: 1997],
[Series 3: 1998],
[Series 4: 1999],
[Series 5: 2000],
[Series 6: 2001],
[Series 7: 2002],
[Series 8: 2003],
[Series 9: 2004],
[Series 10: 2005],
[Series 11: 2006],
[Series 12: 2007],
[Series 13: 2008],
[Series 14: 2009],
[Series 15: 2010],
[Series 16: 2011],
[Series 17: 2012-2013],
[Series 18: Memorabilia],
[Series 19: Mulitmedia],
[All]

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