Current Displays

Concourse Display Case

UMD Homecoming Memorabilia

Our concourse display contains actual gear worn by UMD students during past Homecoming celebrations. Included is a collection of vintage buttons provided by an alumnus, along with archival and athletic department contributions. This year's fun begins on October 9 and continues through October 15, which is parade day. See a full list of Homecoming 2016 events.

First Floor Interior Displays

Inclusive Game Design

Inclusive game design celebrates the ways that players of all backgrounds and abilities can become part of the game design process. The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Collaborative focuses on inclusive game development along with the UMD Department of English, Linguistics & Writing Studies and the Department of Communication. This display contains board games and library materials that can be used in game studies.

United Nations Day

"The United Nations works for the entire human family of seven billion people, and cares for the earth, our one and only home." -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

This display commemorates October 24 as United Nations Day 2016. This date marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

'Turn the World UN Blue'– On October 24, worldwide, iconic monuments, buildings, statues, bridges, and other landmarks across the world will be lit up blue to help unite global citizens and promote the message of peace, development, and human rights.

A Presidential Campaign, 1984

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

In 1984 former Vice President Walter Mondale (Minnesota) was the Democratic candidate in the Presidential election. His running mate, Geraldine Ferraro, was the first female vice presidential candidate to represent a major American political party.

The Michael S. Berman Political Collection includes materials gathered during UMD alumnus Mike Berman’s work as campaign coordinator for Mondale’s presidential campaign. The display features administrative documents from the campaign, including a copy of the Republican Party’s “opposition research” on Walter Mondale. These documents reveal the complexity, depth of detail, and logistical planning involved in mounting a major campaign on a national scale.

The Berman Political Collection is held by Kathryn A. Martin Library’s Archives and Special Collections unit.

Fourth Floor Display

All Shakespeare!

While UMD hosts the 1623 First Folio volume of almost all of Shakespeare's plays (36 in total, including 18 never published before) in the Tweed Museum of Art, 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 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 through October 26, 2016.

Martin Library's Archives and Special Collections drew upon selected items to create its All Shakespeare 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 productions show that residents in 1884 attended a Macbeth performance 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 year the department produced All's Well That Ends Well.

The display also 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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