158 Club Records, 1949-1976

Overview of the Collection

Berney, Bill; 158 Club
158 Club Records
1949-1976 (inclusive)
0.2 linear feet, (1 manuscript box)
Collection Number
The 158 Club Records, which date from 1949 through 1976, contain records, membership information, and correspondence of the 158 Club, a group of former Whitman College football players.
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: 5095275922
Fax: 5095264785
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The 158 Club was founded in 1949 when Frederick Santler, graduate manager and a professor at Whitman College, noted that paid attendance at a football game was 158 people. He stated that "it looked like the beginning of the end for intercollegiate athletics at Whitman." Once the club was established, it dedicated itself to raising funds to support Whitman athletes in their endeavours by funding partial scholarships.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The 158 Club Records, which date from 1949 through 1979, contains correspondence, membership rosters, and financial records of the club and the Seattle Linebackers, another group of former Whitman football players.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Materials found in collection; provenance is unknown.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College sports
  • Football

Corporate Names

  • Whitman College

Geographical Names

  • Walla Walla (Wash.)

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Berney, Bill (fmo)