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Guide to the Southern California Yachting Association Records
MS-R009  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Southern California Yachting Association records,
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1965
    Collection number: MS-R009
    Creator: Southern California Yachting Association
    Extent: 5.0 linear feet (13 boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Shelf location: Stored offsite at SRLF. Forty-eight hours advance notice is required for access to the records.
    Abstract: This collection contains the administrative files of the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) from 1921 to the mid-1960s, including articles of incorporation and by-laws, manuals for member clubs, meeting minutes, yacht club membership rosters and yearbooks, correspondence, circulars and flyers, master calendars, and other official records. Also included is a small collection of material on other yachting organizations in California and Arizona, as well as affiliate organizations of the SCYA.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Forty-eight hours advance notice is required for access because materials are stored offsite.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Southern California Yachting Association Records. MS-R09. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the Southern California Yachting Association via Paul W. Hiller, SCYA Historian, in 1966.

    Processing History

    Processed by Lynette Stoudt and Adrian Turner, 1999-2000.

    Organizational History

    The Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) was founded as an association in Los Angeles in 1921 to promulgate yacht racing rules and promote wider participation in yachting activities. Its articles of incorporation were adopted in 1922 and later revised with the addition of by-laws in 1938. SCYA became a nonprofit corporation in 1950 or 1951. By 1953 the association represented 28 member clubs spanning from Ventura to San Diego counties. As of 2000, the association boasts over 80 member clubs. Further information concerning the SCYA can be found on their Web site .
    The first and largest yachting association in Southern California, the SCYA promoted wider participation in yachting activities through its publicity campaigns, particularly through annual regattas, boat parades, and races. Members adhered to SCYA rules and regulations governing all aspects of boat racing, addressing such issues as boating safety and yacht maintenance. Today, the SCYA continues to support and foster amateur and professional yachting through its support of boating education, races, regattas, and safety at sea.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains the administrative files of the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) from 1921 to the mid-1960s, including articles of incorporation and by-laws, manuals for member clubs, meeting minutes, yacht club membership rosters and yearbooks, correspondence, circulars and flyers, master calendars, and other official records. Also included is a small collection of material on other yachting organizations in California and Arizona, as well as affiliate organizations of the SCYA.
    The majority of material consists of meeting minutes and official correspondence with member clubs and affiliate organizations dated between 1922 and 1965. These records document association membership and dues; club delegates and officers; regattas, boat parades, trophies, and races; reports from meetings; harbor and boating regulations; deeds of gift; and dinners, dances, and galas. All correspondence is arranged chronologically, not topically. Also included within the correspondence are ephemera such as newsclippings of articles featuring the SCYA. Topical files contain material issued by individual member clubs about their activities.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Orange County (Calif.)--Archival resources.
    Southern California Yachting Association--Archives.
    Yacht clubs--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Yacht racing--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Yachting--Societies, etc.--California, Southern--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Photographic prints.