Archives of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to Be Housed at Southern Methodist University

Gilliam M. McCombs, dean of libraries, Nancy G. Brinker, and SMU President R. Gerald Turner

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is an international organization that sponsors programs for breast cancer research and awareness. Since it was founded in 1982, the organization has funded $2 billion in breast cancer programs. Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded in Dallas by Nancy G. Brinker to honor her sister who died in 1980 from breast cancer at the age of 36.

Now Susan G. Komen for the Cure has agreed to establish an archive of the organization’s documents at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The archives include correspondence, news articles, photographs, and advertisements. The collection will be part of the Archives of Women of the Southwest housed at SMU’s DeGolyer Library.

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