Current Displays

Concourse Display Case

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In the United States, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. 

Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights, and social justice issue. We need everyone’s help to end it. The 2016 SAAM campaign emphasizes that prevention is possible if enough people are willing to get involved.

Teal ribbons are available at the information kiosk in the library. Wear one to show your support.
For more information, see UMD's web page dedicated to sexual assault protocols.

First Floor Interior Displays

My Beautiful Library Photo Contest

This display contains winning entries from last year's photo contest as well as photography books to help you hone your skills. View entries to this year's second annual My Beautiful Library Photo Contest on Instagram: #kamlphotos16. The top three photos in each category will compete for prizes.

Photo Battle & Awards Reception

Thursday, April 7, at 4 pm
Martin Library Entrance Lobby

Vote to choose winners of $25 UMD Stores gift certificates. Enjoy coffee and cupcakes while you vote.


Best in Show wins an Apple Watch!
For more information, contact Charlene Brown at 218-726-8539.

Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration

Guest speaker for this year's Holocaust Commemoration is Kathryn Winter, author of the novel Katarina's Story: A Jewish Childhood in Slovakia during WWII, who will speak at UMD on April 11. Ms. Winter will describe political developments in Slovakia during World War II and the gradual depravations that Jews experienced there. She will relate her personal story and talk about writing her novel, which was first published in 1998.

Along with Winter's book, this display showcases a number of children's stories related to the Holocaust as well as memoirs, essays, and literature revealing the experiences of Holocaust survivors.

The mission of the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration is to provide resources for lectures, seminars, and presentations dedicated to informing and educating people about the Holocaust, its victims, causes, consequences, lessons, and memory.

Caps, Caps for Sale

An exhibit featuring the Michael S. Berman Political Collection is in the table-case in the Kathryn A. Martin Library lobby.

Content includes a selection of caps from the 1988 to 2000 presidential campaigns.

People have always worn hats. To protect from weather, to keep warm, to look fashionable, or to add a few inches of height to their frames. Today, we also use them to persuade and to advertise our point of view—as in politics.

The Michael S. Berman Political Collection is part of Martin Library's Archives and Special Collections. Berman, a longtime Democrat and UMD alumnus (class of 1961), held a number of roles in presidential politics after he completed law school. 

Fourth Floor Display

All Shakespeare!

In anticipation of the arrival of the 1623 First Folio volume of 18 of Shakespeare's plays, an ALL SHAKESPEARE display is featured on the Kathryn A. Martin Library's fourth floor.

The Library teamed with the English Department and the Tweed Museum of Art to successfully compete for the opportunity to showcase the FIRST FOLIO volume on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Museum. The First Folio will be at UMD in October 2016.

Martin Library's Archives and Special Collections drew upon selected items to create this display, documenting the fact that Shakespeare has had a consistent local presence from the 1880s forward.

Display themes include Shakespeare and the Bible, Shakespeare and Duluth, as well as Shakespeare and UMD.

Playbills and programs from early Duluth show that residents in 1884 attended a production of Macbeth in the Grand Opera House. The Duluth Playhouse and Blackthorn Theater mounted productions into the 1970s. UMD's theater department student productions included Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night in the 1930s, and just last month the department produced All's Well That Ends Well.

The display includes an 1888 Annual Report showing that Duluth public school libraries held volumes of Shakespeare. 

Four volumes from the Ramseyer Bible collection are opened to source passages of familiar phrases William Shakespeare modified and used in Richard II, Julius Ceasar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and A Winter's Tale.

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