The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is a vital resource that our students can use to expand perspectives and explore interests. As part of the mission of the Center to enrich your student experience, we present a variety of free programs each semester which include seminars, workshops, classes, lectures, receptions and readings.

We welcome students to visit our website to stay informed on all of our programs and events. We invite all Boston University students to get involved, and contact us with questions or comments.

Student Research

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is an excellent resource for students who want to make their own discoveries, writing papers or designing projects. Researchers from around the world consult these archives regularly; and hundreds of books, dissertations, articles and papers, and scores of documentary films are based on materials drawn from our collections.

One of the goals of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. finding aid is to create a scholarly resource that makes the catalogue of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center’s Martin Luther King, Jr. collection available and searchable. When the search engine is completed, you will be able to search the listing for the Martin Luther King Jr. Collection online. At this time, a printed finding aid is available to researchers here at the Gotlieb Center. Please visit our Information for Researchers page to begin your research journey.


If you are planning on doing research in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection here at the Center, please review our Rules and Guidelines and other forms. These forms can be viewed here.

Student Events

If you are interested in the student events the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center provides, please click here.


Christine King Farris

Sonia Sanchez Performs

Forest Whitaker's MLK Leadership Lecture January 21, 2013

Paul Rusesabagina

Dr. King explains why he donated his collection to Boston University

Paradox of Boston