Current Displays

Concourse Display Case

International Education at UMD

UMD student profiles with representatives from a variety of countries around the world are highlighted in this display, located in the concourse hallway between the library and the library annex. Maybe you’ll recognize one of your classmates!

You can check out this video from the U.S. Department of Education for more information about international education, and the U.S. Department of State offers this film about studying abroad.

Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of Education

The display was sponsored by International Student Services at UMD.

First Floor Interior Displays

Libraries Respond

Following one of the most contentious elections in memory, the American Library Association (ALA) has launched Libraries Respond, a website where librarians can share their ongoing work in meeting the information needs of their communities and supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services has created Libraries Respond as a space for the library community to share information, find resources, and connect as they provide foundational information to citizens.

Do you want to learn more about immigration, the protests at Standing Rock, political activism in the aftermath of the 2016 elections, Black Lives Matter, and other current events? Libraries are here to help.

Join the conversation on social media under the hashtag #librariesrespond.

Enjoy Winter!

During long, cold winters in the Northland, it's good to remember that snow can be fun. Explore the many activities that make the winter season an exciting time if you "get outside!"

Books and DVDs in this display are available for checkout. Ask for assistance at the Circulation desk.

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!

UMD hosted 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 in October. Meanwhile, we put together an ALL SHAKESPEARE display 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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