About the Gotlieb Center
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, instituted in 1963 and named for its founder, houses many of Boston University Libraries’ distinctive collections. It is located on the 5th floor of Mugar Memorial Library and is accessible via the South elevator. The Gotlieb Center specializes in the personal collections of 20th century public figures in the fields of literature, criticism, journalism, drama, music, film, civil rights, diplomacy and national affairs. In addition to its contemporary collections, the Center is home to substantial holdings of earlier historical documents and rare books.
The Gotlieb Center welcomes researchers from BU and beyond and is a singular research destination. Our collections vary in size and content, containing a variety of manuscripts, drafts, galleys, notes, notebooks, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, reviews, photographs, memorabilia, and personal and professional correspondence. Most collections have a finding aid and are available for research by appointment. We preserve these collections and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions.