Exhibitions from the Gotlieb Center

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center showcases its distinctive collections in curated exhibitions open to the BU community and visiting researchers. These permanent and special exhibitions seek to spark curiosity, encourage discovery, and more deeply connect library users to their fields of study. The Gotlieb Center’s staff also supports BU’s schools and colleges in developing exhibitions and selecting archival materials that enhance teaching and learning.

The Gotlieb Center welcomes inquiries from BU faculty and staff about collaborations that advance their academic and research goals and engage the BU community. Please Contact Us.

Learn more about and visit the Gotlieb Center’s current exhibitions, on display in the Gotlieb Memorial Gallery on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, during regular library hours:

1963 Exhibition

With materials from some of the most prominent names in journalism; civil rights; film & television; literature and genre fiction; and poetry, this exhibition explores the events and upheavals of the year 1963. The exhibition places a spotlight on the Birmingham campaign, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, while weaving through cultural, artistic, and historical connections.


CAS150: 1873-2023 Exhibition

Drawn from the Boston University Archives at Boston University Libraries’ Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, the CAS150 exhibition features images and historical material chronicling the founding, history, and student and academic life of the College of Arts & Sciences, BU’s largest college.