Tom White

Thomas White

Adjunct Instructor of History and University Archivist
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of History

Gumberg Library 1st Floor
Phone: 412.396.4870


M.A. Duquesne University
  • History and folklore of Pennsylvania
  • Public History
  • American cultural history

Thomas White is the University Archivist and Curator of Special Collections in the Gumberg Library at Duquesne. In addition to maintaining the University's manuscript and artifact collections, he has been actively documenting the folklore of Pennsylvania with particular interest in the relationship between legends and history. He is the award-winning author of 10 books, including Legends and Lore of Western Pennsylvania, Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania (co-authored with Michael Hassett), A Higher Perspective: 100 Years of Business Education at Duquesne University, Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore and Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles (editor).

Courses Offered
  • HIST 151: Shaping of the Modern World
  • HIST 352: U.S. Foreign Relations since 1917
  • PHST 512: Introduction to Archives