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The Gotlieb Center is honored to hold both the Howard Thurman and Sue Bailey Thurman Collections. This portal allows you to enter a search term, and to begin to explore the extensive holdings of these archival collections. After entering your search, you can explore descriptions of the material, and filter results and to find associated material. The goal of the search is to help you find materal that matches your research interest and to suggest related material that might also be of use. This search engine provides textual descriptions of the material. To investigate and listen to the extensive collection of Dr. Thurman's audio taped sermons, speeches and meditations, use the "Search Virtual Listening Room" search box.

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After Dr. Thurman's retirement from Boston University, he established the Howard Thurman Educational Trust. The Trust secured Dr. Thurman's audio library of recorded sermons, lectures, seminars, and meditations. The Trust duplicated some of that remarkable library and established Howard Thurman Listening Rooms throughout the US and in seventeen other countries. Some of the material from the library, and more, is now available here in this Virtual Listening Room. Enter a search, or select one of the terms noted below to access decades of Howard Thurman's wisdom, extraordinary voice, and delivery of the spoken word. To investigate the inventory of both Thurman collections, use the Search the Thurman Papers box.


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