HOWARD B. GOTLIEB - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/28/1969 - HFSID 318748
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HOWARD B. GOTLIEB
Boston University archivist responds to John Willis, editor of Theatre World, thanking him for his consideration
Typed letter signed: "Dr. Howard B. Gotlieb" in black ink. 1 page, 8½x11. Written on Boston University Library letterhead. May 28, 1969. Boston, Massachusetts. In full: "Dear Mr. Willis: I thank you for your letter of May 24 in response to our wish to be the repository of your papers. We are delighted that you will give this some consideration. I do realize how very busy you are, and I wish you much success in the completion of the new editions of Theatre World and Dance World. My best wishes. Sincerely yours". Howard Gotlieb (1926-2005)was appointed director of Special Collections at Boston University in 1963, who through flattery and charm amassed a collection of work from over 2,000 individuals from the fields of literature, criticism, journalism, drama, music, film, civil rights, diplomacy, and national affairs. Since his tenure, BU's Special Collections has become recognized as one of the foremost archival repositories in the United States, and Gotlieb is often referred to as the father of modern archiving. John A. Willis (1916-2010), active in Theatre World from the beginning, became its chief editor in 1965, holding that position until 2008. Willis is regarded as one of the foremost theatre and film historians of the 20th century. While producing (and presenting) the annual Theatre World Awards, Willis also served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards. Theatre World, which received its own Tonyfor Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Normal mailing folds. Toned. Creased throughout. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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