Kathryn A. Martin Library Archives and Special Collections staff collects, maintains, and provides long-term preservation and access to materials that document the University of Minnesota Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota.
The archives collections include the official publications, photographs, memorabilia, and non-current office records of UMD. These materials have been collected from departments, administrators, faculty, staff, student organizations, students, and alumni.
Special Collections include library and archival materials in many formats (rare books, manuscripts, photographs, etc.) that are generally characterized by their artifactual or monetary value, physical format, uniqueness or rarity. They generally are housed in a separate unit with specialized security and user services and are usually non-circulating.