Guide to the Southern California Yachting Association Records

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Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California
Irvine, California 92623-9557
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Geographical (By Place)--California--Los Angeles Area History--California History--Los Angeles Area History Social Sciences--Sports and Recreation

Guide to the Southern California Yachting Association Records

Collection number: MS-R09

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
Processed by:
Processed by Lynette Stoudt and Adrian Turner
Date Completed:
1999-2000
Encoded by:
Adrian Turner
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Contents

Box 1 : 1

Articles of Association, 1922-1938

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material, 1953

Box 1 : 2

Board of Governors lists, 1921-1929

Box 1 : 3

By-laws and Amendments

Box 1 : 3

1938

Box 1 : 3

1951

Box 1 : 3

1952

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 1 : 4

Correspondence, circulars, and ephemera

Box 1 : 4

1927

Box 1 : 5

1930

Box 1 : 6

1937

Box 1 : 7

1938

Box 1 : 8

1943

Box 1 : 9

1944

Box 1 : 10

1945

Box 1 : 11-13

1946

Box 1 : 11

February-April

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 1 : 12

May-June

Box 1 : 13

July-December

Box 1 : 14

1947

Box 1 : 15

1948

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 1 : 16

1949

Box 1 : 17

1950

Box 2 : 1

1951

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 2 : 2 -3

1952

Box 2 : 2

January-June

Box 2 : 3

July-December

Box 2 : 4-7

1953

Box 2 : 4

January-February

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 2 : 5

March-May

Box 2 : 6

June-August

Box 2 : 7

September-December

Box 2 : 7

Undated, ca. 1953

Box 3 : 1-3

1954

Box 3 : 1

January-March

Box 3 : 2

April-May

Box 3 : 3

June-December

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 3 : 4-7

1955

Box 3 : 4

January-March

Box 3 : 5

April-August

Box 3 : 6

August-September

Box 3 : 7

October-December

Box 3 : 8

Undated, ca. 1955

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 4 : 1-5

1956

Box 4 : 1

January-March

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 4 : 2

April-June

Box 4 : 3

July-August

Box 4 : 4

September-December

Box 4 : 5

Undated, ca. 1956

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 4 : 6-9

1957

Box 4 : 6

January-April

Box 4 : 7

May-July

Box 4 : 8

August-December

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 4 : 9

Undated, ca. 1957

Box 5 : 1-2

1958

Box 5 : 1

January-June

Box 5 : 2

July-December and undated, ca. 1958

Box 5 : 3

1959 January-December and undated, ca. 1959

Box 5 : 4-5

1960

Box 5 : 4

January-June

Box 5 : 5

July-December and undated, ca. 1960

Box 6 : 1-6

1961

Box 6 : 1

January-February

Box 6 : 2

March-April

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 6 : 3

May-June

Box 6 : 4

July-August

Box 6 : 5

September-October

Box 6 : 6

November-December

Box 6 : 7-9

1962

Box 6 : 7

January-April

Box 6 : 8

May-June

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 6 : 8

July-December and undated, ca. 1962

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 7 : 1-2

1963

Box 7 : 1

January-April

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 7 : 2

May-December

Box 7 : 3-6

1964

Box 7 : 3

January-May

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 7 : 4

June-October

Box 7 : 5

November-December

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 7 : 6

Undated, ca. 1964

Box 13 : 1

Oversize material

Box 7 : 7-8

1965

Box 7 : 7

January-May

Box 7 : 8

June-December and undated, ca. 1965

Box 8 : 1

Manual, SCYA publication.

Note

Includes text of articles of incorporation, by-laws, rules and regulations, flag routine, and dress codes.
Box 8 : 1

1951

Box 8 : 1

1956

Box 8 : 1

1961, officers' manual

Box 8 : 1

1962

Box 8 : 2

Master calendars, 1951-1965

Box 13 : 2

Oversize material, 1960

Box 8 : 3 - 10 : 6

Meeting minutes and extracts from minutes.

Note

Meeting reports originally filed in Correspondence remain there.
Box 8 : 3

1921

Box 8 : 4

1922

Box 8 : 5

1923

Box 8 : 6

1924

Box 8 : 7

1925

Box 8 : 8

1926

Box 8 : 9

1927

Box 8 : 10

1928

Box 8 : 11

1929

Box 8 : 12

1930

Box 8 : 13

1931

Box 8 : 14

1932

Box 8 : 15

1933

Box 8 : 16

1934

Box 8 : 17

1935

Box 8 : 18

1936

Box 9 : 1

1937

Box 9 : 2

1938

Box 9 : 3

1939

Box 9 : 4

1941

Box 9 : 5

1942

Box 9 : 6

1943

Box 9 : 7

1944

Box 9 : 8

1945

Box 9 : 9

1946

Box 13 : 2

Oversize material

Box 9 : 10

1947

Box 9 : 11

1948

Box 9 : 12

1949

Box 13 : 2

Oversize material

Box 9 : 13

1950

Box 13 : 2

Oversize material

Box 9 : 14

1951

Box 13 : 2

Oversize material

Box 9 : 15

1952

Box 13 : 2

Oversize material

Box 9 : 16

1953

Box 9 : 17

1954

Box 9 : 18

1955

Box 9 : 19

1956

Box 9 : 20

1957

Box 9 : 21

1958

Box 13 : 2

Oversize material

Box 9 : 22

1959

Box 10 : 1

1960

Box 10 : 2

1961

Box 13 : 2

Oversize material

Box 10 : 3

1962

Box 10 : 4

1963

Box 10 : 5

1964

Box 10 : 6

1965

Box 10 : 7

Photographs of SCYA meeting at Santa Monica and Commodore Graye, Secretary of the SCYA, 1963 and undated.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 10 : 8-14

Regattas.

Note

Includes circulars, rosters, flyers, brochures, and guides. Other correspondence relating to regattas are filed in Correspondence under the year of the regatta.
Box 10 : 8

Ca. 1937-1949

Box 10 : 9

1952-1960

Box 10 : 10

1961

Box 10 : 11

1962

Box 10 : 12

1963

Box 10 : 13

1964

Box 10 : 14

1965

Box 11 : 1-3

Rosters of SCYA officers and member club officers, delegates, and directors.

Note

Other lists of individuals involved in SCYA member clubs are filed in Correspondence.
Box 11 : 1

1954-1959

Box 11 : 2

1960-1963

Box 11 : 3

1964-1965

Box 11 : 4 - 12 : 6

Topical files

Box 11 : 4

California boating law and mooring procedures, ca. 1959-1962

Box 11 : 5 - 12 : 4

Member clubs and affiliates, 1946-1965

Box 11 : 5

Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (Long Beach), 1961-1964

Box 11 : 5

Arizona Yacht Club (Phoenix), 1960

Box 11 : 5

Balboa Yacht Club (Balboa Island), 1949

Box 11 : 5

California Boating Council, Inc. (Rodeo), 1958

Box 11 : 6

California Yacht Club (Los Angeles), 1961

Box 11 : 6

Kern Lido Fleet, 1961

Box 11 : 6

King Harbor Yacht Club (Redondo Beach), 1961

Box 11 : 7

Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club, 1946

Box 11 : 7

Lido Isle Yacht Club, 1959

Box 11 : 7

Little Ships Fleet of Long Beach, 1957

Box 13 : 2

Oversize material

Box 11 : 7

Long Beach Yacht Club, 1965

Box 11 : 7

Mission Bay Yacht Club, 1958

Box 11 : 7

Newport Harbor Sailing Association, 1960-1961

Box 11 : 8

North American Yacht Racing Union (New York), 1957-1958

Box 11 : 8

Race appeal, 1957

Box 11 : 8

Report of the annual meeting, 1958

Box 11 : 8

^Yearbook&, 1957

Box 12 : 1

Pacific Coast Yachting Association, 1959-1965

Box 13 : 2

Oversize material, 1961

Box 12 : 1

Pacific Cruising Class Yacht Racing Association, ca. 1949

Box 12 : 1

Pacific Handicap Racing Fleet (Long Beach), 1964

Box 12 : 1

Palos Verdes Yacht Club, 1962

Box 12 : 1

Pomona Valley Sailing Association, 1960-1961

Box 12 : 1

San Diego Association of Yacht Clubs, ca. 1960s

Box 12 : 1

San Luis Yacht Club (San Luis Obispo), 1962

Box 12 : 2

Sierra Sailing Association (Delano), 1961-1964

Box 12 : 2

Silver Gate Yacht Club (San Diego), undated

Box 12 : 2

South Shore Sailing Club, undated

Box 12 : 3

Transpacific Yacht Club, 1948-ca. 1953

Box 12 : 4

Voyagers Yacht Club (Newport Beach), 1963

Box 12 : 4

Westward Cruising Club (Hermosa Beach), 1960

Box 12 : 4

Win'ard Yacht Club (Redondo Beach), 1960-1961

Box 12 : 4

Windjammer Yacht Club (Playa del Rey), 1961

Box 12 : 5

Minutes of the Small Craft Harbors Commission Meeting, 1958-1959

Box 12 : 6

Races, non-SCYA, 1962

Box 12 : 7

Year book and Yachting yearbook, SCYA publications

Box 12 : 7

1951

Box 12 : 7

1965, with subscription flyers