Milwaukee Yacht Club
Title: Milwaukee Yacht Club Collection
Reference Code: Mss – 1942
Inclusive Dates: 1871 – Ongoing
Quantity: 1 cu. ft.
Location: GV, Sh 041
Creator: Katherine Sipps
Abstract: Founded in 1871 by William George Bruce, the Milwaukee Yacht Club is the oldest active yacht club on Lake Michigan. They host numerous sailboat races, social events, and a sailing school.
Scope and Content: This collection consists of a variety of materials from and relating to the Milwaukee Yacht Club. Materials include the first minute book of the club, articles of incorporation and other legal documents, the club’s constitution and by-laws, slip rental information, news and magazine articles, correspondence, member and fleet rosters, racing schedules, rules for racing and instructions for sailing, flyers and invitations for events and entertainment, and editions of the club’s monthly newsletter, “The Log.” The majority of the collection dates from 1894-1971 and 2009-2013. There is very limited documentation for the period from 1971-2009.
Access and Use: No access restrictions. Use Xeroxed copy of documents where noted.
Notes: Collection was reprocessed and finding aid was rewritten in 2013 by Katherine Sipps.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by document type in chronological order.
|“First Minute Book,” Feb. 24 1894 to Dec. 14, 1898||1||1|
|Articles of Incorporation, 1894, 1966||1||2|
|Constitution and By-Laws, 1871, 1898, 1941, 1945||1||3|
|Bonds, 1924, 1940||1||4|
|Clubhouse, Temporary Quarters, 1944||1||5|
|Articles of Merger, 1945 (Xerox copies)||1||6|
|Mc Nulty Trophy & Deed of Gift, 1946, 1964||1||7|
|Article: “The Milwaukee Yacht Club,” The Rudder, Vol. XXX, Dec. 1914 (Note: Original is fragile. Please use Xerox copy.)||1||8|
|Newspaper Clippings, 1894-1930?, 1971
Note: Originals are fragile. Please use Xerox copies.
|Centennial Booklets, 1871-1971||1||10|
|Club Operations & Correspondence / Steward’s Agreements, 1924-1971 (not inclusive)||1||11|
|Club Operations & Correspondence / Slip Rentals, 1994-2013
|Lake Michigan Yachting Association Yearbook, 1931||1||13|
|Rosters / Entertainment Brochures / Racing Schedules, 1904 – 1952 (not inclusive)||1||14|
|Racing Schedules, Rules, Sailing Instructions, etc., 2009||1||15|
|Events & Entertainment (Flyers & Invitations), 2005, 2009||1||16|
|Racing Schedules, Rules, Sailing Instructions, etc., 2010||1||17|
|Events & Entertainment (Flyers & Invitations), 2010||1||18|
|Racing Schedules, Rules, Sailing Instructions, etc., 2011||1||19|
|Events & Entertainment (Flyers & Invitations), 2011||1||20|
|Events & Entertainment (Flyers & Invitations) + Racing Schedule, 2012-2014||1||21|
|Newsletter – “The Log,” 2009-2014 (not inclusive)||1||22|
|Administrative Affairs, 2013||1||23|