Gotlieb Archival Research Center invites students to participate in the Blackmon Book Collecting Contest
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center invites all current full-time University students to participate in the Lawrence G. Blackmon Book Collecting Contest. This contest awards students for themed book collections of 50 titles or fewer. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st-4th place, Emerging Collectors title, and Best Essay. This contest is sponsored by The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University and was endowed by Lawrence Blackmon in 1984. Entries must be delivered to the HGARC office by 5 p.m. on March 26, 2012.
Join the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (HGARC) on Wednesday, February 29 and Thursday, March 1 for a two-night Student Collaborative Series event. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., head to CAS Room 725 for a screening of Terry Gilliam‘s 1981 film “Time Bandits.” Then, for the second part of this two-night experience, take part in a Discovery Seminar on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the HGARC reading room. Here participants will get the chance to hold and review original scripts, notes, drawings, photographs, promotional material and memorabilia about this groundbreaking film. Both events are free to students with BU IDs.
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is hosting Congressman John Lewis (Fifth District, Georgia) tonight for their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture. Congressman Lewis is best known for his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960’s and work as a politician and social activist. He will lecture on his professional experiences and offer insight into his life as “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced.” Civil rights activist Diane Nash will also be installed as the 2010 Coretta Scott King Fellow. Lecture begins at 7PM in the Metcalf Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.