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Special Collections & Archives Staff

General Contact: ~ 410-837-4253

staff photoAiden Faust, Head of Special Collections and Archives ~ 410-837-4334
Aiden earned his MLS in Archives and Records Management from the University of Maryland College Park and his MA in Historical Studies from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. His experience includes positions at the National Park Service, the University of Maryland Libraries, and the Baltimore City Archives. Aiden is the author of “Social History in the Archives: Baltimore's Enduring Legacy,” in Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality and Resistance in a US City, forthcoming from Rutgers University Press. 

staff photoFatemeh Rezaei, Archivist ~ 410-837-5047
Fatemeh earned her Bachelor and Master of Library Science from Allameh Tabataba’i University in Tehran, Iran. Her library experience includes positions at the Norfolk Public Library and the National Library and Archives of Iran, as well as work in the private sector as a document manager. Fatemeh's research focuses on knowledge management infrastructures. Within the department, she serves as the archivist for institutional records and leads instruction sessions in archival literacy and research using primary sources.

staff photo Laura Bell, Archivist ~ 410-837-5470

Laura earned her MLS in Archives and Records Management from Indiana University. Her experience includes positions at the Smithsonian Institution, West Virginia University, and Indiana University. Laura’s research interests include digital curation, media digitization, and digital preservation. Within the department, her focus is collection management of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives, where she serves as the processing archivist.

staff photo Angela Koukoui, Archives Technician ~ 410-837-4268

Angela is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and is pursuing her BA in Integrated Arts from the University of Baltimore. After a career in communications finance, Angela founded her own community arts program to teach dance to Baltimore youth. In her archival work, she curated The Baltimore Cultural Arts Program, 1964-1993 photography exhibit at UB and worked on the Preserve the Baltimore Uprising project at the Maryland Historical Society. Angela coordinates public services and community outreach.

staff photo John Mealey, Executive Director, Society of Colonial Wars ~ 410-837-4266

John earned his BA in History from the University of Baltimore and has served as the University's liaison to the General Society of Colonial Wars since 1998. He is the lead researcher on the society's comprehensive index of members and ancestor service histories. His 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