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Guide to the Southern California Yachting Association Records
MS-R009  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
5.0 linear feet (13 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Forty-eight hours advance notice is required for access because materials are stored offsite.