Institute for Baseball Studies now open to the public

The Institute for Baseball Studies, the first humanities-based research center of its kind associated with a college or university in the United States, has announced its public hours for the 2015 spring semester at Whittier College.  Effective immediately through May 1, the Institute will be open on Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on other days by appointment only.

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.  Street parking is the best option for visitors.  We recommend parking on Friends Avenue, in the vicinity of Philadelphia Street, just a block west of the Mendenhall Building.  Parking spaces on Friends Avenue have no time limits, and are just a few minutes’ walking distance from the Institute.

The Institute for Baseball Studies is a collaborative effort of Whittier College administrators and faculty members, and the Baseball Reliquary, a Pasadena-based nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the prism of baseball history and to exploring the national pastime’s unparalleled creative possibilities.

The Institute for Baseball Studies’ 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 support multifaceted and interdisciplinary studies at Whittier College, and prompt the exchange of ideas, the development of research initiatives, and the creation of public symposia and programs highlighting baseball’s significance in American culture.
For further information, contact Institute for Baseball Studies Co-Directors Joseph L. Price by e-mail at or by phone at (562) 907-4803; or Terry Cannon by e-mail at or by phone at (626) 791-7647.  For announcements and updates, and to become a member of the Institute for Baseball Studies, visit them on Facebook

The Institute for Baseball Studies 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.