In our role as cultural presenters, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center offers a variety of events that are open to the public and the Boston University community. Many of the videos on this page are recordings on these lectures and talks. Also featured are interviews with some of our notable collectees.
Author Joan Parker talks about the inspiration for, and creation of, "Hawk," her husband Robert B. Parker’s beloved Spenser for Hire character. Running Time: 2:50.
Distinguished journalist, producer, correspondent and author Hedrick Smith talks about his latest book Who Stole the American Dream?, which is an account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and how it might be restored. Running Time: 48:43.
Journalist Pete Hamill reflects on Jackie Robinson, Robert Kennedy's 1968 campaign, immigration, and the Dodgers' move from Brooklyn. Running Time: 11:50.
Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Pete Hamill talks about his life and career. Running Time: 1:13:05.
Poet Sonia Sanchez reads a selection of her poetry and pays tribute to arts educator Della Hardman for the 2011 Della Hardman Day on Martha’s Vineyard. Running Time: 22:23.
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University commemorates the centenary of the birth of Ginger Rogers at a reception and the opening of a retrospective exhibition of her archive GINGER ROGERS' CENTURY. Tribute remarks were by award-winning actress Angela Lansbury, and noted film historian, journalist and television personality Nick Clooney. Running Time: 25:02.
Actress Angela Lansbury reviews The Ginger Rogers’ Century exhibition and pays tribute to Ms. Rogers. Running Time: 3:51.
Actor, director and photographer Leonard Nimoy reflects on his childhood growing up in Boston’s West End. Running Time: 8:05.
HGARC student employees talk about their time and experiences working at the Gotlieb Center. Running Time: 6:09.
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