George Foreman Collection, 1990-2003 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Reynolds

Collection Overview

Title: George Foreman Collection, 1990-2003Add to your cart.

ID: A/286

Extent: 4.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A majority of the collection covers George Foreman's business and boxing life from 1995 to 1998.

Collection Historical Note

George Edward Foreman was born to J.D. and Nancy Foreman on January 10, 1949, in the town of Marshall, Texas. An impoverished youth, Foreman often bullied younger children and didn't like getting up early for school. Foreman became a mugger and brawler on the hard streets of Houston's Fifth Ward by age 15.

Luckily, he was saved by the Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps, a program developed to help disadvantaged kids by teaching them vocational job skills. Foreman traveled to California which is where he met Doc Broaddus, who was a Job Corps counselor and a boxing coach. It was Broaddus who encouraged Foreman to become a boxer.

Once he began to train at the gym, Foreman rapidly established an impressive amateur record. The culmination of his amateur boxing career came at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, where he won a gold medal in only his 25th amateur fight. In 1969, Foreman turned professional and within two years, Foreman was ranked the No. 1 challenger by the WBA and WBC. Foreman got his shot at the world heavyweight championship when he fought Joe Frazier on January 22, 1973, in Kingston, Jamaica. After becoming the champion, Foreman successfully defended his title twice.

He was ordained a minister in 1978 and began preaching in his hometown of Houston, Texas. In 1984, he founded the George Foreman Youth and Community Center, a non-denominational place for kids who need direction like he once did. In 1980, Foreman founded The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Since the early 1990s, Foreman had discovered his talent for salesmanship, and by the end of the decade, he was making millions off of his appearances in infomercials marketing the George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine. To date, more than 100 million of the units have sold worldwide.

Extracted from "The Offical Website of George Foreman" http://georgeforeman.com/biography


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Boxing CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Shannon Briggs, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Crawford Grimsley, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Larry Holmes, 1997Add to your cart.
Potential fight
Folder 5: Evander Holyfield, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Michael Moorer, 1994, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Brian Neilson, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lou Savarese, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Axel Schulz, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Mike Tyson, 1995-2000Add to your cart.
Potential fight
Folder 11: Lawsuit - Foreman & Top Rank vs. World Boxing Association, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Moorer Fight--Heavyweight Title
Folder 12: Lawsuit - Prime Entertainment vs. Ron Weathers & George Foreman, 1996Add to your cart.
Closed circuit TV rights for Foreman vs. Grimsley
Folder 13: Lawsuit - George Foreman & Top Rank vs. New Jersey Sports Productions, et al., 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 14: George Foreman Grill Correspondence, 1996-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 15: G.F. Grill Appearances, 1995-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Electric Barbecue, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Fusion Grill, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Grilling Machine, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Hamburger Grill, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Hamburger Maker, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Healthy Rotisserie, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Salton Maxim Contracts, 1995-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Acclaim Entertainment, 1992-1995Add to your cart.
Video game
Folder 24: Adult Literacy, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 25: AFLAC, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Agtrol, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 27: AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Alico and Webgalleria, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 29: American Hotel and Motel Association, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Bakersfield Business and Finance Conference, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Beneficial, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Bone Marrow Transplant Program, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Capital Care Leaders Summit, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Cesari Response Television, Inc, 1996Add to your cart.
George Foreman Grilling Show
Folder 35: Children's Fitness Network, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Choice Hotels, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Consumer Electronics Show, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Doug Davis, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Delgado Lithograph, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Delilah Films, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 41: DIC Entertainment, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Disney World, 1995-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 43: FAO Schwarz, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Frieda Foreman bout, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 45: George Foreman Productions, Inc., 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Frito-Lay, 1992, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 47: General Motors, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 48: GTE-SMU Athletic Forum, Dallas, Texas, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 49: HBO, 1992-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Houston Forum, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 51: InterNET, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Juneteenth, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Peter Lowe International, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Meineke, 1996-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 55: MGM Grand, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Moby Lines, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Seiyid & Bahar Mohammed, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Movie "Higher Learning", 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Movie "Kiss the Girls", 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Movie "Muhammad Ali: When We Were Kings", 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 61: National Association of Convenience Stores, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 62: New England Cable Television Association (NECTA), 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Philips Magnavox, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Meatloaf- Jobbers Meat Packing, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Playmate Toys, 1997Add to your cart.
Nano Fighter
Folder 66: POG, 1995Add to your cart.

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