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Meet the Team

Special Collections Staff

General Contact: specialcollections@ubalt.edu ~ 410-837-4253

staff photoBenjamin S. Blake, university archivist ~ bblake@ubalt.edu ~ 410-837-5047
Collection focus: University history, institutional records
Ben earned his MLIS in Archives and Records Management from University of Pittsburgh and his MA in American History from Cleveland State University. His experience includes positions at Youngstown State University, San Francisco State University, the Hagley Museum and Library, and Western Reserve Historical Society. He is the author of "The New Archives for American Labor: From Attic to Digital Shop Floor," published in The American Archivist.

staff photoAiden Faust, archivist ~ afaust@ubalt.edu ~ 410-837-4334
Collection focus: Baltimore Regional Studies Archives
Aiden earned his MLS from the University of Maryland in 2008. His experience includes positions at the National Park Service, the University of Maryland Libraries, and the Baltimore City Archives. Aiden is the author of "Bible Politics: Denial, Division, & Exclusion in the 19th Century Religious Publishing Industry" in Ashé to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery. Highlights from his oral history project on Baltimore's Station North can be explored here

staff photoSiobhan Hagan, audiovisual archivist ~  shagan@ubalt.edu ~ 410-837-4268
Collection focus: Moving images, television news archives
Siobhan earned her MA in Moving Image Archiving & Preservation from New York University in 2010. Her experience includes positions at New York University, the Maryland Historical Society, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Siobhan is the co-author of “Cooperative Expertise and Cost Effectiveness: Developing an Audiovisual Preservation Program for UCLA Library,” published in the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Journal

staff photoJohn Mealey, director, Society of Colonial Wars ~ jmealey@ubalt.edu ~ 410-837-4266
Collection focus: Society of Colonial Wars
John has served as UB's liaison to the General Society of Colonial Wars since 1998. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he is the lead researcher on the society's comprehensive index of members and ancestor service histories. John's publications include the General Society of Colonial Wars' Index of Ancestors and Roll of Members and Honoring Our Colonial History: Tablets, Monuments and Memorials Placed by the Society of Colonial Wars, 1892-2010