This collection provides researchers with information about the development of the Old Greenwich Yacht Club and how it changed over time to meet community and members' needs. This collection is composed of different paper materials and includes ledgers, club records, letters, receipts, photographs, negatives, and newspaper clippings. This collection is organized into the following ten series: Administrative Records, Event Records, General Correspondence, Historical Records, Membership Records, Miscellaneous Records, Newsletters, Photographs, Press/Publications, Sailing and Racing Records.
The Administrative series includes the Articles of Association, published by-laws and roster, policies of the Yacht Club, officer and board of directors lists, meeting minutes from the board of director's meetings, annual meetings, and other specific meetings. This series also includes financial records, legal records and committee records.
The Event Records series includes club programs, notices, and calendars featuring club events that were available to club members. This series also includes programs and information about the Annual Picnic, Change of Watch Dinner Dance, and Spring Dance.
The General Correspondence series includes general correspondence sent to members and officers that does not deal with specific administrative or financial concerns. A folder labeled as “secretary” correspondence is included, as well as correspondences between the Town of Greenwich regarding club functions.
The Historical Records series includes general club history, club house history, trophy history and a general history of Lighthouses in the area.
The Membership Records series provides information about how membership and types of membership changed over time. This includes membership lists, membership directories, forms and applications for membership, correspondence regarding membership, surveys with results, and obituaries of well known members. Handbooks from 1967-2012 are included. Also included is two card catalog boxes with member information, one sorted by last name and one by boat.
Miscellaneous Records Series includes correspondences and information about a variety of subjects. This series also includes burgees and other club ephemera.
The Newsletter Series includes club newsletters and announcements from 1965-2013.
The Photograph Series includes one box of miscellaneous photographs dated 1963-1995 and a DVD of photographs from the bicentennial celebration in 1978.
Press and Publication Series include both original and copies of newspaper clippings, periodical clippings, press releases and publications, all from 1930-2009.
The Sailing and Racing Series includes information on Sailing programs as well as Racing information, such as schedules of races, correspondence regarding racing, duties of the race patrol and the scoring system, and racing courses.