Collections at the Gotlieb Center

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive

The iconic civil rights leader earned his PhD from Boston University’s School of Theology in 1955. Donated in 1964, the Archive includes Dr. King’s manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, printed material, financial and legal papers, a small number of photographs, and other items dating from 1947 to 1963.

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Howard Thurman & Sue Bailey Thurman Collections

The Howard Thurman collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, subject files, printed material, audio recordings, and other items. The Sue Bailey Thurman collection consists of manuscripts, subject files, correspondence, personal memorabilia, and photographs.

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The Elie Wiesel Archive

At the time of his death in 2016, Elie Wiesel was Professor Emeritus at Boston University, where he had served as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities since 1976. This large collection documents the life and professional work of this extraordinarily prolific writer, journalist, scholar and international public figure, and contains source material of interest to scholars of Wiesel’s life and work, the Holocaust, modern Jewish Studies and other subjects.

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Partisan Review

Founded in 1934, Partisan Review magazine was one of the most significant cultural literary journals in the U.S. Learn more and view issues from 1934-2003.

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All Collections in the Gotlieb Center

  • Boston University Archives: including papers of administrators, faculty, and staff, as well as yearbooks and catalogs.
  • Contemporary Collections: archival collections dating from the twentieth century or later. Download a list of contemporary collections (PDF).
  • Historical Collections: Collections dating from before the twentieth century.
  • History of Nursing Archives: resource of nearly two hundred collections from various nurses and nursing organizations, chronicling the history of the nursing profession from its beginnings to the present day.
  • Rare Book Collections: significant collections of poetry, literature, American history, Islamic history and culture.