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


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Folder 1: Primstar, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 2: QVC, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sears, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Spartan, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Steel Service Center Institute, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Themed Restaurants, 1996-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Thompson's Minwax, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Thompson & Formby, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 9: TV Show "Best of Comic Relief", 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: TV Show "The Crier Report", 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 11: TV Show "George", 1991-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 12: TV Show "Sopresa", 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 13: TV Show "Talk Soup", 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 14: TV Show "TV Censored Bloopers", 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 15: USA Weekend, 1995-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 16: USA Weekend, 1995-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 17: World Tour, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Za Zou, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, n.d. 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Correspondence, Requests, Proposals, Appearances, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Book Correspondence, 1993-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Book Manuscript, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Book ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Book ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Book ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Book ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Book Publishers CopyAdd to your cart.

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