Institute for Baseball Studies


Whittier College is home of the Institute for Baseball Studies, the first humanities-based research center of its kind associated with a college or university in the United States.

The Institute is a partnership between Pasadena-based Baseball Reliquary and the College. The Institute is located on the third floor of Mendenhall Building.

The Institute for Baseball Studies houses the Baseball Reliquary’s research collection which includes books and periodicals, the papers of distinguished baseball historians and journalists, and a variety of materials that support multifaceted and interdisciplinary studies at Whittier College.

Accessible to students, scholars, and the general public, the Institute's goal is to prompt the exchange of ideas, the development of research initiatives, and the creation of public symposia and celebrations highlighting baseball’s significance in American culture.