Tom White, University Archivist and local historian, will tell the story of Vanka’s experiences with a spirit while he painted his murals, and will share some stories of hauntings at other local institutions. Ted Bergfelt, Humanities Librarian, will give a book talk on The Muralist’s Ghost, a novel by Karen Mocker Dabson.
The novel, The Muralist's Ghost, by Karen Mocker Dabson, can be purchased through Amazon.com. Click here to order.
The novel is also available through Hoopla for free as an ebook to anyone with a library card from an Allegheny County library. Click here to access Hoopla.
Print copies can be borrowed from Gumberg Library, Call Number: PS3604.A7 M87 2022x - 2nd Floor (Click the call number to see if the book is available for borrowing.)
Print copies of the novel can be borrowed from four Allegheny county libraries for those with a card from their local public library.
University Archivist Tom White shares the story of Vanka's ghost and tales of haunted Duquesne. The image on the screen is Vanka's sketch of the spirit. (Used with the kind permission of the Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka.)