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John Abel Collection on the Malibu Yacht Club and the Malibu Surfing Outrigger
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  • Arrangement
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: John Abel Collection on the Malibu Yacht Club and the Malibu Surfing Outrigger
    Identifier/Call Number: 0138
    Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet (1 box and 8 blueprints)
    Date (inclusive): 1957-2012
    Abstract: This collection consists of materials relating to the Malibu Yacht Club and the Malibu Surfing Outrigger, a sailboat designed by club member Warren Seaman. It includes blueprints, plans, articles, manuals, photographs, and record books about the Malibu Outrigger, as well as ephemera and directories for the Malibu Yacht Club.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized alphabetically by folder title.

    Biographical / Historical

    Founded in the late 1940s, the Malibu Yacht Club promoted sailing off the coast of Malibu for over 60 years. Three-time club commodore Warren Seaman designed the Malibu Outrigger, inspired by Polynesian crafts he'd seen while serving in the Pacific in WWII. When Seaman first became commodore in 1954, he donated the rights to the Outrigger plans to the Club. John Abel, former commodore and Club treasurer, collected materials related to the Outrigger and the Malibu Yacht Club and donated his collection to Pepperdine University in 2015.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was donated to Pepperdine University by John Abel in 2015.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains materials related to the Malibu Yacht Club and the Malibu Surfing Outrigger, a type of sailboat designed by club member Warren Seaman. Included are an original blueprint for the Malibu Surfing Outrigger, plus seven copies. Also included are additional plans for modifications to the boat, flyers advertising plans for the Malibu Outrigger, and photographs of the boat. There is also a photocopy of a guidebook of techniques for sailing the Outrigger, as well as photocopies of several articles about the boat. This collection also contains photocopied ephemera relating to the Malibu Yacht Club, a copy of the Malibu Surfside News containing an article about the Club, and several original memembership directories for the Club. A few of the items in this collection are accompanied by handwritten notes from John Abel.

    Related Archival Materials

    Malibu Times Photographs, Collection no. 0112, Malibu Historical Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], John Abel Collection on the Malibu Yacht Club and the Malibu Surfing Outrigger, Collection no. 0138, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Malibu (Calif.) -- History
    Sailing -- California -- Malibu
    Sailing clubs