The Institute for Baseball Studies, the first humanities-based research center of its kind associated with a college or university in the United States, celebrated its grand opening on the campus of Whittier College on Friday, January 16, 2015. The festivities included a program featuring a variety of speakers, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a tour of the Institute.
The Institute for Baseball Studies is a collaborative effort of the Baseball Reliquary and Whittier College administrators and faculty members. The Institute’s research collection includes books and periodicals, the papers of distinguished baseball historians and journalists, the Baseball Reliquary’s organizational history and documentation, and a variety of materials that supports multifaceted and interdisciplinary studies at Whittier College, and that prompts the exchange of ideas, the development of research initiatives, and the creation of public symposia and programs highlighting baseball’s significance in American culture.
Terry Cannon, Executive Director of the Baseball Reliquary, and Joseph L. Price, Genevieve S. Connick Professor of Religious Studies at Whittier College, serve as Co-Directors of the Institute for Baseball Studies. Charles Adams, Professor of English at Whittier College, and Mike McBride, Professor of Political Science at Whittier College, serve as Associate Directors.
The Institute for Baseball Studies is located in Room 310 on the third floor of the Mendenhall Building, Whittier College’s central administration facility, at 13406 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90608. The Institute is open to the public most Fridays throughout the year from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on other days by appointment only.
For further information, contact Institute for Baseball Studies Co-Directors Terry Cannon by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (626) 791-7647; or Joseph L. Price by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (562) 907-4803. We also invite you to visit, and to become a member of the Institute for Baseball Studies Facebook page. The Institute is supported, in part, by a POET Internship provided by Whittier College and by a grant to the Baseball Reliquary from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.