< Thomas E. White, Research Associate/Historical Records Specialist

Tom earned degrees from Montana State University (BS'59 -General Studies, MS'63 - American History). He retired from the National Park Service in 1997, after 34+ years service. Some of his NPS assignments included Park Historian, Manassas NBP, VA (64-66); Supervisory Historian, Fort Laramie NHS, WY (68-72); and Interpretive Planner at Harpers Ferry Center, WV (87-97). Tom's side interest is working on his family genealogy and researching the Civil War records of three great-grandfathers who were Union army veterans. He joined the staff of the George Tyler Moore Center in October 1998.

At the Center, his responsibilities include:  maintaining the Center’s extensive reference library resources of books, periodicals and microfilms; assisting students and other researchers in using our library resources; assuring the content and accuracy of the searchable databases of the common soldiers of West Virginia during the Civil War – which now consists of over 19,000 soldiers in 14 regiments and burials of West Virginia soldiers at seven national cemeteries;  and  providing the Center’s primary, front line public contact services, whether by telephone or in person.

Over the past twelve years on the Center staff, Tom has completed the databases for three West Virginia regiments and the West Virginia soldier burials at five national cemeteries.  He was also the primary preparer of the content of Mountaineers of the Blue and Gray — the Center’s new, interactive, multimedia CD, which strongly emphasizes the common soldier of the Civil War. This CD, which is over 1000 pages long, is essentially a special topic, visual encyclopedia focused on the Civil War and West Virginia.  In addition to researching and preparing information about Civil War personalities, military units, places, events, battles, campaigns, emblems, and music, he prepared over 150 new maps and 13 site-specific video vignettes.

E-mail: twhite@shepherd.edu

 

   

Albert J. Pejack, Jr., Database Administrator/Programmer>

A graduate of Westminster College, PA with a B.S. in economics and Clemson University, SC, with an M.S. in management, Al was a professor of computer studies at several colleges and universities before coming to Shepherd University in 1988. Since February 1995, "Uncle Al" has been working at the George Tyler Moore Center developing and managing the Center's database, as well as working on other software projects. He is a veteran of the US Air Force.