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Become a Friend of the Libraries of Boston University. Membership includes a pass to our full season of events, including our Speaker Series, exhibition openings, cocktail receptions and other special events. Speakers, whose papers are a part of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, are some of the most notable and distinguished achievers in their fields. Events provide them the opportunity to both discuss their personal triumphs, private anecdotes and early careers, and answer questions from the audience. Recent speakers have included journalists David Halberstam and Marie Brenner, theater critic John Lahr, playwright Craig Lucas, actor Edward Herrmann, actress Angela Lansbury, editor Robert Gottlieb, and writers Peter Benchley, Philip Caputo and Sue Grafton. The setting is relaxed and events are an excellent place not only to meet the celebrity guest, but to catch up with old friends and network to make new ones.

Membership in the Friends provides a wide range of support for the Center’s activities, including acquisition of rare book and manuscript collections and most recently, our Student Discovery Seminar Outreach Series. Without sponsorship from the Friends, much of what we do would not be possible. The Center contains the papers of some 2000 outstanding individuals in the fields of literature, criticism, journalism, drama, music, dance, film, civil rights, diplomacy and national affairs.

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