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Special Collections Staff

General Contact: ~ 410-837-4253

staff photoBenjamin S. Blake, University Archivist ~ ~ 410-837-5047
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, Acting Head of Special Collections ~ ~ 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 "Bible Politics: Denial, Division, & Exclusion in the 19th Century Religious Publishing Industry" in Ashé to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery.

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