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Nicholas Fry, Railroad Collection Endowed Curator

Nicholas Fry
Railroad Collection Endowed

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Nicholas Fry has been the curator of the John W. Barriger III National Railroad library since February 1st of 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, as well as a Masters of Arts Degree in 19th Century US History from the same institution. He also holds a Masters Degree in Library and Information Sciences from Drexel University. Before he became curator of the Barriger Library, he worked in various jobs with contractors at government records facilities including the NASA Center for Aerospace Information where he was an Outreach Specialist for their collection of Scientific and Technical Reports.

His work experience has allowed him wide experience with government agencies regarding information management and records management activities, and most notably he has by avocation managed the archives of the B&O Railroad Historical Society and its research activities for the past decade. He has published, most notably for the Encyclopedia of American History, and has received numerous service awards in his profession.

Currently, he is researching the history railroads of Pittsburgh and is researching the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad during the Civil War Era.