Newsmaker: Thomas White

| Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, 10:33 p.m.

Noteworthy: The American Association of State and Local History will honor White with a Leadership in History Award of Merit for his book, “Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore.”

Age: 39

Residence: West View

Education: Bachelor's degree in history from La Roche College; master's degree in public history from Duquesne University.

Occupation: Archivist and curator of special collections at Duquesne University since 2005

Background: Ross native. Previously worked at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District.

About the book: Published last year by The History Press, it examines the role witchcraft has played in state history, including in criminal trials and folklore.

Quote: “One of my areas of interest is a cultural history of Pennsylvania. I like looking at how folklore relates to history.”

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