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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Fundraising

Book

Honors and Awards

Speeches

Organizations

Administrative

Journalism

Correspondence

Print Media

Fashion

Ephemera

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Carolyn Farb Papers, 1955-2002



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Farb, Carolyn
Title: Carolyn Farb Papers
Dates: 1956-2002
Abstract: Carolyn Farb is an internationally known fundraiser, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist. This collection contains papers, photographs, and newspaper clippings, the majority of which pertain to Farb's fundraising activities.
Identification: 2000-005
Quantity: 27 boxes; 21 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

Carolyn Farb is an internationally known fundraiser, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist. During the past thirty years, she has raised over $25 million for a number of charities and worthy causes, the majority of which are based in Houston and benefit local organizations. Her hard work and devotion to others have earned her the nickname "the first lady of philanthropy," and she has received numerous accolades for her efforts.

Farb's interest in helping others began early in her life; as a teenager, she volunteered at the snack bar at Texas Children's Hospital. Her beloved grandfather, Jake Freedman, a businessman in Las Vegas, fostered her spirit of giving.

Farb became actively involved in fundraising in the 1970s, when she worked with groups such as the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, the Alley Theatre, and KUHT, Houston's public television station. The scope of her activities increased greatly during the 1980s, a period of boom and bust in Houston. Farb's zero-budget philosophy, her attention to detail, and her enthusiasm enabled her to raise record amounts of funds in that strained economy. In 1983, she was the first person in Texas to raise $1 million in one evening, for the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research's Million Dollar Evening. In 1987, Farb chaired An Evening of Hope for the Bering Community Service Foundation, which benefited AIDS patients. Until that time, this disease had received scant positive attention and very little funding. In the early 1990s, Farb's efforts increased public awareness of another devastating disease, neurofibromatosis, with two fundraisers: My Heart Belongs to Daddy and I've Got a Crush on You. She has chaired several events benefiting the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, including Marvin's Million Dollar Dream for prostate and breast cancer research. Other health-related recipients include the Myasthena Gravis Foundation, the American Paralysis Association, the Leukemia Society of America, Cancer Fighters, United Cerebral Palsy, the Arthritis Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the March of Dimes.

Carolyn Farb's fundraising activities have also benefited various women's and children's causes, the homeless, and animals. These include the Ms. Foundation's Stars of Texas Gala, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Pink Ribbons Project. Farb has worked in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs International to raise funds for Nicaraguan children devastated by earthquakes, and has chaired several UNICEF events. Other recipients include the Girl Scouts of America, the Star of Hope Mission, the Children's Miracle Network, and the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Farb's work has also enriched the arts and educational communities in Houston. She has raised money for the Alley Theatre, the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Society for the Performing Arts, among others. In 1996, she chaired the fundraising campaign for the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, specially constructed to house medieval frescoes in danger of destruction. The Quest for Excellence in 1999 raised funds to create an endowed chair in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Houston.

Farb has received many accolades for her work. These include Cancer Fighters of Houston's All-American Award, the Volunteers of America's Outstanding Human Service Award, the YWCA's Woman of the Year award in 1991, and the Dr. Robert Graves award from the Thyroid Society for Education and Research. She was named a Distinguished Woman by Northwood University in 1996, and was inducted into the Texas Philanthropy Hall of Fame in 1997. Farb has also served on numerous boards of directors in Houston, including the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Rothko Chapel Foundation.

Carolyn Farb is a native Houstonian. She attended the University of Oklahoma, where she studied journalism. She has contributed articles to Andy Warhol's magazine, Interview, as well as written her own book on fundraising, How to Raise Millions, Having a Ball, Helping Others. Farb is currently working on a second book on fundraising. She has been married to Richard Shulman and Harold Farb, and has one son, Kenyon Jake Shulman.

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Scope and Contents

The collection primarily contains papers, photographs, and newspaper clippings, the majority pertaining to Carolyn Farb's fundraising activities. The material has been arranged into thirteen series: Fundraising; Book; Honors and Awards; Speeches; Organizations and Events; Administrative; Journalism; Correspondence; Print Media; Fashion; Ephemera; Photographs; and Video, Audio, and Compact Disk Recordings. (Material in the last two series is dated from the late 1970s to the late 1990s, but has not yet been processed and therefore is not included in this finding aid.)

The collection contained several magnetic photo album/scrapbooks, which have been disassembled for preservation purposes. These albums contained primarily photographs and newspaper clippings describing Farb's activities in the 1980s. The items from these magnetic albums have been placed in the appropriate folders in the Fundraising, Awards and Honors, Organizations and Events, and Photographs series. The collection also includes several non-magnetic, archival quality photo album/scrapbooks of material from the 1990s, which have not been disassembled. Some of the items in these scrapbooks correspond to folders in the four series above, and there is some material in the scrapbooks for which no folder in these series exists. The researcher thus should consult the individual folders in the relevant series, in conjunction with the 1990s scrapbooks, in order to gain a more comprehensive view of Farb's activities in the 1990s. There is some overlap between the information in several of the series, especially Fundraising, Honors and Awards, Organizations, and Print Media, and so the researcher should cross-check and correlate the information from the various series.

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Restrictions

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.

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Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.

Subjects (Persons)

Farb, Carolyn.

Subjects

Fund raising--United States.
Fund raising--Texas--Houston.
Philanthropists -- Texas -- Houston.
Philanthropists -- United States.
Houston (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.

Formats

Records
Photographs
Clippings

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carolyn Farb Papers, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Acquisition

Donations from Carolyn Farb, 2000-2002

Processed by

Joanie South-Shelley, 2002

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Detailed Description

 
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1-7 Fundraising
This series contains 321 folders and is dated from 1972 to 2002. It is the largest series in the collection and is arranged chronologically by year and then by date within each year. The folder titles include the name of the recipient organization followed by the name, when applicable, of the particular fundraising event. Several of the benefits had preliminary events, such as dinners or receptions, preceding the main event. In these cases, all materials for the particular fundraiser are listed under the main event. Depending on the amount of material, preliminary event information may be in a separate folder. The folders for each fundraiser contain all the information about the event, including photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, programs and invitations, with the exception of the material contained in the archival quality photo albums/scrapbooks from the 1990s, described in the Scope and Contents above.
This series contains material on the fundraising projects on which Farb served as chairman or honorary chairman, as well as some in which she was a participant in some way. folder 2, the List of Fundraising Activities, includes lists submitted by Carolyn Farb, which in some cases describe in greater detail her role in a particular project. The lists in this folder do not correspond exactly to those in the series. Items in this series include newspaper clippings, photographs, event brochures, and miscellaneous papers pertaining to the various events. Some fundraisers are represented by only a small amount of material, but the majority of folders contain more material. Several of the larger fundraisers are further subdivided because they include paperwork and correspondence concerning the planning of the events. Celebrity photos in this series include Liza Minelli, John Henry Faulk, Ann-Margaret, Crystal Gayle, Marvin Hamlisch, Don Henley, Brooke Shields, Joe Piscopo, Lyle Lovett, Fran Drescher, and an autographed photograph of Kenny Loggins. Local celebrities include Marvin Zindler, Dave Ward, Dominique de Menil, and John O'Quinn.
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1 1 Biography, 1980-2002
2 List of Fundraising Activities, 1970-2002
3 Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Benefit Show, February 1972
4 Alley Theatre Gala, September 1972
5 March of Dimes Silver Anniversary Ball, March 1973
6 KUHT Channel 8 Super Sports Night, March 1973
7 Contemporary Arts Museum Neiman-Marcus Award in the Field of Fashion, September 1973
8 Musical Theatre Guild of Houston A Christmas Party for Special Children, December 1976
9 Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Jack Benny Memorial Tennis Classic, April 1977
10 March of Dimes Gourmet Gala, March 1979
11 Society for the Performing Arts Angels, April 1979
12 Houston Ballet Foundation Benefit Soiree on the Swanee, March 1980
13 Museum of Fine Arts A Renaissance Evening, October 1981
14 Archives of American Art Texas Project, October 1982
15 Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research A Million Dollar Evening, February 1983
16 Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research A Million Dollar Evening, Photographs, February 1983
17 March of Dimes Gourmet Gala, April 1983
18 Scott and White Memorial Hospital Fashion Gala, August 1983
19 American Paralysis Association Sudden Impact Premiere, December 1983
20 Costa Rica Reception, 1983
21 Cancer Fighters of Houston Luncheon, January 1984
22 Ms. Foundation Stars of Texas, June 1984
23 Institute of Hispanic Culture Noche de las Americas XIX Annual Ball, October 1984
24 Harris County Medical Society Membership Coffee, October 1984
25 Myasthenia Gravis Foundation Second Annual Gala, February 1985
26 USO 45th Anniversary Gala, September 1985
27 Episcopal High School Canine Follies, October 1985
28 Rice Design Alliance Pre-Tour Gala, November 1985
29 Houston Symphony Conductor's Circle, November 1985
30 New Orleans Museum Benefit, 1985
31 Texas and Houston Sesquicentennials Neotexanaissance, January 1986
32 Society for the Performing Arts Score of Suppers, February 1986
33 FotoFest Fiesta Party, March 1986
34 Crescent Endowment for Texas Arts Crescent Gala, April 1986
35 Chocolate Bayou Theatre John Henry Faulk, October 1986
36 To Russia With Love, November 1986
37 Holly Hall, December 1986
38 Barrera Reception, 1986
39 Singles Expo, 1986
40 Society for the Performing Caribbean Fling, March 1987
41 Art League of Houston Metalmorphosis, April 1987
42 Houston ESCAPE Center, Sixth Annual Benihana Celebrity Chef Show-Off, May 1987
43 Society for the Performing Arts Wortham Week, May 1987
44 Business Art Fund Folies du Ciel, May 1987
45 Rice Design Alliance Fight for Cite, June 1987
46 Theatre Under the Stars Anniversary Gala, June 1987
47 L'Alliance Francaise Bastille Day Ball, July 1987
48 Bering Community Service Foundation An Evening of Hope, October 1987
49 Bering Community Service Foundation An Evening of Hope, Photographs, October 1987
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16 -- Bering Community Service Foundation An Evening of Hope Oversize Photograph, October 1987
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1 50 Volunteers of America Christmas Food Basket Program, Star of Hope Women's and Family Shelter, December 1987
51 Achievement Rewards for College Students Celebrity Dinner Auction, January 1988
52 Society for the Performing Arts Score of Suppers/Southern History Museum Reception, January 1988
53 American Cancer Society Jail and Bail, March 1988
54 Challenger Center for Space Science Education Challenger Center Benefit Concert, March 1988
55 Challenger Center for Space Science Education Challenger Center Benefit Concert, March 1988
56 Challenger Center for Space Science Education Challenger Center Benefit Concert, Correspondence, March 1988
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2 1 Challenger Center for Space Science Education Challenger Center Benefit Concert, Photographs, March 1988
2 Challenger Center for Space Science Education Challenger Center Benefit Concert, Press, March 1988
3 Art League of Houston, Sixth Annual Texas Artist of the Year, April 1988
4 Arthritis Foundation Telethon, April 1988
5 Houston Public Television 18th Annual Channel 8 Teleauction, April 1988
6 Rice Design Alliance A Step Back in Time, May 1988
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16 Rice Design Alliance A Step Back in Time Oversize Photograph, May 1988
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2 7 Women's Club of Houston, Star of Hope Mission, October 1988
8 Citizens for Animal Protection Humane Association Celebrity Paws Gala, October 1988
9 Hambassador for the Homeless Jeffrey Jerome, 1988-1989
10 Society for the Performing Arts Score of Suppers, February 1989
11 Leukemia Society of America Houston Police Department Bike Relay, April 1989
12 Greater Houston AIDS Alliance Thomas Street Center Clinic, July 1989
13 University of Houston Athletic Department Tribute to Excellence, August 1989
14 Bering Community Service Foundation Beehive, August 1989
15 United Cerebral Palsy Star-Athon 90, January 1990
16-20 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations, July 1990
16 General, July 1990
17 Committee, July 1990
18 Correspondence, July 1990
19 Fact Sheet, July 1990
20 Venues, July 1990
21 GOPAC - Henry Kissinger Reception, November 1990
22 Texas Chapter of the American Committee on the French Revolution, Sculpture Unveiling, November 1990
23-27 Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation My Heart Belongs to Daddy, February 1991
23 General February 1991
24 Billboard Photographs, February 1991
25 Clippings, February 1991
26-27 Photographs, February 1991
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16 -- Oversize Photograph, February 1991
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2 28 Hospice at the Texas Medical Center Desserts and Designs, February 1991
29 Big Brothers/Big Sisters Houston's Best Dressed Men, March 1991
30 Change, Inc. Barneys New York/Rauschenberg, September 1991
31 Kathryn J. Whitmire Fundraiser, November 1991
32 Star Serve Teen Health Clinic, 1991
33 Downtown Houston Association Heart of the City Gala, February 1992
34 FotoFest Reception for Bob "Daddy-O" Wade, March 1992
35 Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation I've Got a Crush on You, May 1992
36 Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Operation Wreath, 1992
37 Girl Scouts, 1992-1993
38 Christmas in July, Houston Post Santa's Helpers, July 1993
39 Children's Miracle Network Telethon Herman Hospital, 1994
40 Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation Excellence in Youth, 1994
41 Endangered Species Media 1995, A Celebration of Earth and Life, March 1995
42 Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation Excellence in Youth, April 1995
43 Thyroid Society, A Tribute to Don Nelson, August 1995
44 Child Development Center of the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, October 1995
45 Houston SPCA Telethon, October 1995
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2-3 Byzantine Fresco Chapel
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2 46 Artists, January 1996
47 Board Members, January 1996
48 Committee Prospects, January 1996
49 Confirmation Letter, January 1996
50 Contributions, January 1996
51 Correspondence, January 1996
52 Donors, January 1996
53 Fact Sheet, January 1996
54 Invitation Letter, January 1996
55 Jackson and Company, January 1996
56 Notes, January 1996
57 Placards, January 1996
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3 1 Placards, January 1996
2 Photographs, January 1996
3 Press, January 1996
4 Program/Brochures, January 1996
5 Remarks, January 1996
6 Set-Up, January 1996
7 Stationery/Forms, January 1996
8 Zoo Ball, April 1996
9 Trinity Life Center Second Annual Robert Reid Roast & Toast the Magic of Carolyn Farb, June 1996
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3-4 University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Marvin's Million Dollar Dream
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3 10 Assignments, August 1996
11 Biography on Dr. Charles LeMaistre, August 1996
12 Call List, August 1996
13 Cancer Information, August 1996
14 Committees, August 1996
15 Correspondence, August 1996
16 Correspondence: Clearman, August 1996
17 Correspondence: LeMaistre, August 1996
18 Donations A-J, August 1996
19 Donations K-W, August 1996
20 Enron, August 1996
21 Fact Sheet, August 1996
22 Financial, August 1996
23 Friendship Tea, August 1996
24 Hyatt Regency, August 1996
25 Information Packet, August 1996
26 In-Kind Donors, August 1996
27 Invitation List, A-J, August 1996
28 Invitation List, K-Z, August 1996
29 Invitations, August 1996
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18 Oversize Invitations, August 1996
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3 30 Live Auction, August 1996
31 Marketing List, A-D, August 1996
32 Marketing List, E-I, August 1996
33 Marketing List, I-O, August 1996
34 Marketing List, O-Z, August 1996
35 Marketing List - Miscellaneous, August 1996
36 Media List, August 1996
37 Notes, August 1996
38 Pace Concerts, August 1996
39-40 Photographs, August 1996
41 Press, August 1996
42 Program, August 1996
43 Program Ideas, August 1996
44 Remarks, August 1996
45 Silent Auction Correspondence, August 1996
46 Silent Auction Items, August 1996
47 Silent Auction Prospects, August 1996
48 Telephone Lists, August 1996
49 Thank You Letters, August 1996
50 Timeline, August 1996
51 Underwriter Dinner, August 1996
52 Underwriter Letters, A-K, April 9, 1996
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4 1 Underwriter Letter, L-Z, April 9, 1996
2 Underwriter Letter, D-F, April 18, 1996
3 Underwriter Letter, G-H, April 18, 1996
4 Underwriter Letter, I-K, April 18, 1996
5 Underwriter Letter, L-Ma, April 18, 1996
6 Underwriter Letter, Mc, April 18, 1996
7 Underwriter Letter, W-Z, April 18, 1996
8 Underwriter Letter, Miscellaneous, August 1996
9 Underwriter List, August 1996
10 Volunteers, August 1996
11 Thyroid Society, March 1997
12 Houston SPCA Pet Telethon, August 1997
13 Houston Children's Charity An Evening with Ray Charles, October 1997
14 I Have a Dream - Houston, 1998
15 U.S. Committee for UNICEF An Evening with Maxim Vengerov, May 1998
16 U.S. Committee for UNICEF An Evening with Vanessa Redgrave, May 1998
17 U.S. Committee for UNICEF An Evening with Vanessa Redgrave, Photographs, May 1998
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17 U.S. Committee for UNICEF An Evening with Vanesssa Redgrave, Empty Photograph Album, May 1998
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4 18 Kidney Foundation Fashion Show, September 1998
19 Pink Ribbons Project Dancers in Motion Against Breast Cancer, November 1998
20 U.S. Committee for UNICEF An Evening with Roger Moore, December 1998
21-26 University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Quest for Excellence
21 Auction, April 1999
22 Benefactor Dinner, April 1999
23 Calling Cards, April 1999
24 Committees, April 1999
25 Contact List, April 1999
26 Correspondence, April 1999
27 Financial, April 1999
28 Information Package, April 1999
29-30 Photographs, April 1999
31-32 Press, April 1999
33 Program, April 1999
34 Samples, April 1999
35 Script/Remarks, April 1999
36 Seating, April 1999
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16 -- Oversize Scrapbook, April 1999
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4 37 Rotary Clubs International Third Annual Colors of Our Hearts Gala, September 1999
38 Council on Alcohol and Drugs Annual Luncheon, October 1999
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5 1 United Cerebral Palsy Guild, September 1999
2 Museum of Fine Arts Fin de Siecle, October 1999
3 Mr. Sportsman Gala Dinner, 1999
4-7 Flying Hospital/Ecumenical Hospitaller Order of Saint John, Knights of Malta, February 2000
4 General, February 2000
5 Photographs, February 2000
6 Photographs, February 2000
7 Photographs, February 2000
8 Glassell School of Art, Van McFarland Memorial Scholarship for Painting and Sculpture, March 2000
9 AIDS Foundation Houston, April 2000
10 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, A Night in Rio Celebrity Waiter, April 2000
11 Pink Ribbons Project, Dancers in Motion Against Breast Cancer, May 2000
12 Rotary Clubs International Fourth Annual Colors of Our Hearts Gala, September 2000
13 U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Gasse Reception, October 2000
14 DIFFA Wreath Collection, December 2000
15 Dishes Project for Pediatric AIDS, Dishes on Ice, December 2000
16-20 Fashion and Textile Museum
16 Correspondence, 2000-2001
17 Information Packet, 2000-2001
18 Invitation Lists, 2000-2001
19 Photographs, 2000-2001
20 Press, 2000-2001
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5-6 Houston Grand Opera, A Night at the Alhambra
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5 21 Auction Catalog, March 2001
22 Auction Correspondence, March 2001
23-27 Auction Donors, March 2001
28 Auction Items, March 2001
29 Auction Items Not Sold, March 2001
30 Auction Reception, March 2001
31 Auction Solicitation Letters, March 2001
32 Auction Telephone Numbers, March 2001
33 Auction Web Page, March 2001
34 Auctioneer, March 2001
35 Benefactor Dinner, March 2001
36-37 Benefactor Letter, March 2001
38 Benefactor List, March 2001
39 Benefactor Thank You Letter, March 2001
40 Brunch, March 2001
41 Candelabra, March 2001
42 Committees, March 2001
43 Compact Disk, March 2001
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6 1 Congressional Recognition Certificate, March 2001
2-3 Correspondence, March 2001
4 Decorations, March 2001
5 Dinner, March 2001
6 Education/Outreach, March 2001
7 Entertainment, March 2001
8 Fact Sheet/Information Packet, March 2001
9 Guest Lists, March 2001
10 History, March 2001
11 Honoree-Gordon Bethune, March 2001
12 Honoree-Robert Wilson, March 2001
13 Hyatt Regency, March 2001
14 Ideas, March 2001
15 Invitations, March 2001
16 Media Contacts, March 2001
17 Miscellaneous, March 2001
18 Non-Acceptance, March 2001
19 J.D. Peppers, March 2001
20 Photographs, March 2001
21-23 Press, March 2001
24 Press Releases, March 2001
25 Printers, March 2001
26 Program, March 2001
27 Saks/David Yurman, March 2001
28 Samples, March 2001
29 Script, March 2001
30 Slide Show, March 2001
31 Table Forms, March 2001
32 Table Sales, March 2001
33 Tables, Miscellaneous, March 2001
34 Telephone Lists, March 2001
35 Timeline/Manifesto, March 2001
36 Tosca Party, March 2001
37 Videotapes, March 2001
38 Volunteers, March 2001
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17 -- Miscellaneous Oversize Alhambra Materials, March 2001
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6 39 Girl Scouts, Tenth Anniversary Urban Campout, April 2001
40 Culinary Endowment and Scholarship Champagne and Chocolat, September 2001
41 Rotary Clubs International Fifth Annual Colors of Our Hearts Gala, September 2001
42 Texas Children's Hospital, Cow Parade Houston, November 2001
43 DIFFA Wreath Collection, November 2001
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7 1 Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation Houston Highlights A Celebration of the Chefs, January 2002
2 University of Houston Women's Studies Program Friends of Women's Studies Table Talk, March 2002
3 Charlotte Knight-Marshall Eau de Charlotte A Girlfriend's Night Out, April 2002
4 Cancer Fighters of Houston April in Paris, April 2002
5-11 University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Fran Drescher "Cancer Schmancer"
5 Correspondence, May 2002
6 Fran Drescher Biography, May 2002
7 Invitation, May 2002
8 Invitation List, May 2002
9 Photographs, May 2002
10 Press, May 2002
11 Remarks, May 2002
12 WNBA/Sears Breast Health Awareness Celebrity Icon Ball, July 2002
13 Culinary Endowment and Scholarship Champagne and Chocolat, September 2002
14 Rotary Clubs International Sixth Annual Colors of Our Hearts Gala, September 2002
15 Fort Bend County Women's Center Black Cow Boogie, undated
16 Celebrity Waitress, undated
17 AIDS Foundation Houston, Just Desserts, undated
18 Miscellaneous, undated

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8-9 Book
This series contains forty-one folders and is dated from 1993 to 1994. The series is divided into five sub-series: Drafts, Eakin Press, Photographs, Publicity, and Signings. All material pertains to the writing, publishing, and promotion of Farb's first book, How to Raise Millions, Helping Others, Having a Ball!, published in 1993. For the most part, the original folder titles and arrangement of the materials have been retained. folders are arranged alphabetically within each sub-series. Included in this series are computer disks, photocopies of the photographs used in the book, and a hardbound first edition of the book.
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8 1-10 Drafts
1 Computer Disk 1 Hard Copy, undated
2 Computer Disk 2 Hard Copy, undated
3 Computer Disk 3 Hard Copy, undated
4 Computer Disks, undated
5 Corrections, Second Edition, undated
6 Manuscript, undated
7 Proofs, 1993
8 Proofs, undated
9 Published Hardback, 1993
10 Velo-bound Copy of Book, 1993
11-13 Eakin Press
11 Eakin Press Catalogue, 1993-1994
12 Correspondence from Eakin Press, 1993-1994
13 Press Kits Sent, 1994
14-22 Photographs
14 Corrected Copies #2, undated
15 Corrected Copies #3, undated
16 Jacket, undated
17 Photocopies of Book Photographs, undated
18 Photocopies of Book Photographs, undated
19 Photograph Captions, undated
20 Photographs, undated
21 Portraits, undated
22 Spiral-bound Copies of Photographs, undated
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8-9 Publicity
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8 23 Book Endorsements, undated
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9 1 Book Media List, undated
2 Books Sent or Donated by Carolyn Farb, undated
3 Correspondence from Carolyn Farb, 1993-1994
4 Interview Questions, undated
5 Mary Ann Artlip - How to Get on Shows, undated
6 New York Publicists, undated
7 Press, 1993-1994
8 Press Releases, 1993-1994
9 Promotion Ideas that have Worked, undated
10 Radio PSAs, undated
11 Readers' Responses to Book, 1994
12-18 Signings
12 Book Signings, 1993
13 Book Signings/Party Lists, 1993
14 Escort, 1993
15 Borders, October 1993
16 Neiman Marcus, Atlanta, October 1993
17 Neiman Marcus, Dallas, October 1993
18 River Oaks Bookstore, October 1993

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9, 19 Honors and Awards
This series contains thirty-six folders, dated from 1984 to 2002, and arranged chronologically. It contains material on the awards Farb has received, and includes certificates, newspaper and magazine articles, and photographs.
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9 19 Notable Women of Texas, 1984
20 Alpha Chi Omega, Honorary Member, 1985
21 Wedgwood Society Illustrious Moderns Award, 1986
22 Volunteers of America Community Spirit Award, 1987
23 Cancer Fighters of Houston All-American Award, 1988
24 Volunteers of America Outstanding Human Service Award, 1988
25 Diana Award, 1989
26 Houston Freedom Festival Freedom Five, 1991
27 Houston Gulf Coast Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. Winter Ball, 1991
28-30 YWCA Woman of the Year, 1991
28 Correspondence, 1991
29 Press, 1991
30 Photographs, 1991
31 Wine Society, 1991, 1988
32 Houston Fire Department, Honorary Fire Chief, 1993
33 Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas Certificate of Appreciation, 1993
34 United Cerebral Palsy Bluebonnet Award, 1994
35 Olympic Games Community Hero Torchbearer, 1996
36 Rose Award, 1996
37 I Have A Dream - Houston DreamMaker Award, 1996
38-39 Northwood University Distinguished Women, 1996
40 DIFFA/Houston Houston Heroes, 1997
41 Harris County Medical Society Alliance Ace of Hearts Award Luncheon, 1997
42 Texas Philanthropy Hall of Fame, 1997
43 Houston Press Awards, 1998
44 Rotary Clubs International Colors of Our Hearts Honoree, 1998
45 University of Houston Moores School of Music 12th Annual Dinner Concert Gala, 1999
46 Thyroid Society for Education and Research Dr. Robert Graves Award, 1999
47 The Best Awards, Paris, 1999
48 Evin Thayer Scholarship Fund Millennium Makers Series, 2000
49 Houston Children's Charities, 2000
50 David and Sybil Yurman Humanitarian Foundation Thoroughbred, 2001
51 Window of Opportunity Foundation Lifetime Community Service Award, 2001
52 Cancer Fighters Circle of Roses, 2001
53 Heart and Soul Award, 2002
54 United States Committee for UNICEF Certificate of Appreciation, undated
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19 -- Miscellaneous Honors and Awards Material Oversize, undated

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10 1-34 Speeches
This series contains thirty-four folders dated from 1985 to 2001, and is arranged chronologically. The series contains speeches given by Farb to a number of different organizations and groups. Almost all the speeches concern fundraising.
1 Republican Women, 1985
2 Volunteers of America, 1987
3 Cancer Fighters, 1988
4 Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum, 1988
5 Volunteers of America, 1988
6 River Oaks Men's Breakfast Club, 1989
7 Bayou City Breakfast Club, 1990
8 Tribute to Ramesh Adlakha, 1990
9 United Cerebral Palsy, 1990
10 Dotson Speech, 1991
11 Federation of Houston Professional Women, 1991
12 Public Relations Society of America, 1991
13 The Links, 1993
14 Miscellaneous Speeches, 1993
15 National Society of Fundraising Executives, 1993
16 River Oaks Breakfast Club, 1993
17 Visionaries Speech, 1993
18 American Prospect Research Association, 1994
19 Breakfast Club Dallas Talk Series, 1994
20 Briar Club - River Oaks Rotary, 1994
21 Junior League, 1994
22 Main Street Memories, 1994
23 Professionals, 1994
24 Tea at the Omni Houston Hotel, 1994
25 Texas Women's Forum, 1994
26 Women of the Houston Club, 1994
27 Texas Star Chapter of Women's American ORT, 1995
28 Sample Speech, 1998
29 The Coronado Club, 1999
30 Opera America, 2000
31 Tribute to Kirbyjohn Caldwell, 2000
32 Philanthropy in Texas, 2001
33 Miscellaneous Speeches, undated
34 Speech Ideas, Miscellaneous, undated

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10-11 Organizations
This series contains thirty-six folders, dated from 1986 to 2002, and is arranged alphabetically. It contains material on organizations that Farb is affiliated with in some way, or has been at one time. These include organizations in which she has served on the board of directors, or in some advisory or honorary capacity. Some of the folders, such as Northwood University, Houston Grand Opera, and the Rotary Clubs International, represent organizations with which she is closely associated; these three, for example, are also listed in the Fundraising series because she has chaired particular fundraisers for them. The material in this series represents a continuing association, rather than a particular fundraiser. This series also contains some single events, such as the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Downtown Disney event, which Farb attended.
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10 35 Arts in Houston, Miscellaneous, 1990-2002
36 Cancer Fighters of Houston, Inc., 1993-2000
37 Cancer League, 2000
38 Carolyn Farb Endowed Lecture Series in Neurofibromatosis University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1991-2002
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19 -- Carolyn Farb Endowed Lecture Series in Neurofibromatosis University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Oversize Placards, undated
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10 39 Challenger Center for Space Science Education, 1990-1992
40 Dallas Grand Prix, 1984
41 Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Downtown Disney, 2001
42 FotoFest, 2001-2002
43 Harris County Hospital District, 1997-2001
44 Harris County Hospital District, 1999
45 High School for Performing and Visual Arts, 2001
46 Houston Ballet Foundation, 1997-2001
47-48 Houston Grand Opera, 1990-2001
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11 1 Houston READ Commission Mayor's Literacy Leadership Awards Breakfast, 2001
2 International Rotary Clubs Colors of Our Hearts, 1998-2002
3 Menil Collection, 1987-2001
4 National Society of Fundraising Executives, undated
5-7 Northwood University, 1996-2000
8 Philanthropy in Texas, 1997-2001
9 The Rose, 1986-2002
10 Sun and Star, 1996
11 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1997
12 T.H. Rogers Education Center, 1989
13 Texaco/Haveline Grand Prix of Houston, 2000
14 University of Houston College of Liberal Arts Sidney Berger Meeting, 2000
15 University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Farb, Pheiffer Scholarships, 2001
16 University of Houston John M. O'Quinn Law Library, 1991
17 University of Houston Moores School of Music Society, 2002
18 University of Houston Women's Studies Program, 2001-2002
19-20 University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1996-2002
21 Wedgwood Society, 1993
22 Wilhelm Schole, 1990
23 Young Audiences of Houston, 2001

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11 24-34 Administrative
This series contains eleven folders, dated from 1990 to 2002. It contains administrative material pertaining to fundraising, such as information on conferences, promotion ideas, and samples of letters and other materials.
24 Appointments, 2001-2002
25 Carolyn Farb's Guide 1.0, 1998
26 Conferences: Miscellaneous, 1988-1998
27 Conferences: Power Tools for Nonprofits, 1998
28 Event Planning, 1987-1988
29 Promotion Ideas
30 Resources: Miscellaneous
31 Samples: Correspondence
32 Samples: Miscellaneous
33 Samples: Press Releases
34 Stationery, undated

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11 35-43 Journalism
This series contains nine folders, dating from the 1950s to 2000. It contains articles written by Carolyn Farb, as well as has published work, other than her first book. The material includes newspaper and magazine articles, interviews, and submissions in books.
35 Articles: Carolyn Farb, 1950s-2000
36 Dorothy Hood Film, 1986
37 Interview: Chris Gruver, 1984
38 Interview: Carl Lewis, 1983
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20 -- Interview: Carl Lewis, 1983
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11 39 Interview: Mary McFadden, undated
40 Interview: Moby, 1988
41 Interview: Gloria Steinem, 1984
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20 -- Interview: Gloria Steinem, 1984
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11 42 Pure and Simple Cookbook, 1991
43 Tribute to Maria Ninfa Lorenzo, 2001

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12-13, 21 Correspondence
This series contains twenty-one folders, dated from 1958 to 2002, and arranged chronologically. It includes letters, cards, and invitations to Farb, as well as letters written by her. Some of the cards and invitations have been moved to an oversize box in order to facilitate storage and access.
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12 1 Letters to and from Carolyn Farb, 1958 - 1970s
2 Letters to Carolyn Farb, 1980-1983
3 Letters to Carolyn Farb, 1984-1985
4 Letters to Carolyn Farb, 1986-1989
5 Letters to Carolyn Farb, 1980s
6 Letters to Carolyn Farb, 1990-1991
7 Letters to Carolyn Farb, 1992-1994
8 Letters to Carolyn Farb, 1995-1996
9 Letters to Carolyn Farb, 1997-1999
10 Letters to Carolyn Farb, 1990s
11 Letters to Carolyn Farb, 2000
12 Letters to Carolyn Farb, January-May 2001
13 Letters to Carolyn Farb, June-December 2001
14 Letters to Carolyn Farb, January-February 2002
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13 1 Cards, Invitations to Carolyn Farb, 1999-2000
2 Cards, Invitations to Carolyn Farb, January-March 2001
3 Cards, Invitations to Carolyn Farb, April-December 2001
4 Cards, Invitations to Carolyn Farb, 2001
5 Cards, Invitations to Carolyn Farb, January-March 2002
6 Letters from Carolyn Farb, 1995-1997
7 Letters from Carolyn Farb, 1998, 2000
8 Letters from Carolyn Farb, 2001-2002
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21 Miscellaneous Cards Oversize, 2000-2002

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13-14, 22 Print Media
This series contains thirty-nine folders, dated from the 1950s to 2002, and arranged chronologically. It contains mainly newspaper and magazine articles which mention Carolyn Farb, but that do not pertain to a specific fundraising event. A few of the folders may include photographs if they pertain to an item mentioned in the newspaper or magazine article.
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13 9 Print Media, 1950s - 1960s
10 Print Media, 1972
11 Print Media, 1977
12 Print Media, 1978
13 Print Media, 1979
14 Print Media, 1980
15 Print Media, 1981
16 Print Media, 1982
17 Print Media, 1983
18 Print Media, 1984
19 Print Media, 1985
20 Print Media Presidential Inauguration, 1985
21 Print Media, 1986
22 Print Media, 1987
23 Print Media, 1988
24 Print Media, 1989
25 Print Media All in a Day's Work, Eve Arnold, 1989
26 Print Media, 1990
27 Print Media, 1991
28 Print Media, 1992
29 Print Media, 1993
30 Print Media, 1994
31 Print Media, 1995
32 Print Media, 1996
33-34 Print Media, 1997
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14 1-2 Print Media, 1998
3 Print Media, 1999
4-5 Print Media, 2000
6-11 Print Media, 2001
12 Print Media, 2002
13 Print Media, undated
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22 Oversize Print Media, 1997-2002

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15 1-8 Fashion
This series contains eight folders, dated from 1969 to 1999, and arranged chronologically. It contains newspaper and magazine articles and photographs that pertain to Carolyn Farb's interest in fashion and design.
1 Fashion, 1969-1980
2 Fashion, 1981-1982
3 Fashion, 1983
4 Fashion, 1983
5 Fashion, 1984-1987
6 Fashion, 1989-1990
7 Fashion, 1991-1999
8 Fashion, undated

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23-27 Ephemera
This series contains a variety of material, including scrapbooks and t-shirts, dated 1956 to 1999.
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23 Scrapbook, 1993
Scrapbook, Philanthropy, 1994-1997
Scrapbook, 1995
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24 Scrapbook, 1996
Scrapbook, 1997
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25 High School and College Yearbooks, 1956, 1959
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26 Jigsaw Puzzle, Tapestry of the Century, 1999
Drawings, undated
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27 T-shirts, bead bracelet, undated

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