Whitman College Outdoor Program records, 1977-2015  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Whitman College. Outdoor Program
Whitman College Outdoor Program records
1977-2015 (inclusive)
2.7 linear feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
This collection contains records from the Whitman College Outdoor Program, which span from 1977 to 2015.
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Whitman College Outdoor Program was founded circa 1969 by a group of students. It was originally called the Outing Club, and it was entirely run by student volunteers who led trips ranging from hiking, to camping to biking. Brien Sheedy was hired as the director of the Outdoor Program in 2001, and he formalized the program with an emphasis on safety. In addition to weekend trips, and wilderness and safety courses, the Outdoor Program is also in charge of Scrambles, which are trips for incoming first-year students.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes records from the Whitman College Outdoor Program that span from 1977 to 2015. Included are digital photographs, prints, and slides documenting Scrambles, trips and staff retreats. Also included is footage from courses and trips, and a portfolio with oversize photographs, and printed ephemera from the Outdoor Program.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Personal Names :
  • Sheedy, Brien
  • Corporate Names :
  • Whitman College