Cape Lookout Yacht Club Records

1998-2005, undated
Manuscript Collection #1012
Creator(s)
Cape Lookout Yacht Club
Physical description
0.25 Cubic Feet, 2 archival boxes
Preferred Citation
Cape Lookout Yacht Club Records (#1012), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Founding documents, logos and other designs, financial records, membership records, correspondence, newsletters, and articles concerning the Cape Lookout Yacht Club (1998-2005), Morehead City, NC.


Biographical/historical information

The Cape Lookout Yacht Club was founded in July 2003 over drinks at the D27 District Rendezvous in Wilmington, North Carolina. The founding members started the club as a way to enjoy boating, nature, and socializing through cruises, picnics, and dinners. Additional goals included enhancing seamanship and boating skills and promoting the preservation of Cape Lookout Lighthouse at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County, NC.


Scope and arrangement

The correspondence (2003-2005) mainly deals with the club founding, club administration and arrangement of club events. The founding documents include a charter and mission statement outlining club governance, membership policies, as well as documented official club dress, colors, logo, drinks and hymn. Also included are various proposed club logos and the chosen logo. Included in the financial records are receipts from the purchase of various club-related items. Membership records consist of copies of membership applications and a membership roster. There are a few club-related newsletters and magazine articles and a few photographs of club members. The ephemera consists of a club license plate.


Administrative information
Custodial History

September 23, 2004, 85 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Correspondence, membership invitations and roster, newsletter, treasury reports, and designs of bullion, crest, and ensign, etc. relating to the establishment and early activities of a yacht club based in Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, Greenville, North Carolina.

April 23, 2005 (unprocessed addition 1) 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; NC boating lifestyle Magazine (March 2005) containing an article entitled "Cape Lookout Yacht Club Making Waves," by Nicole Crews, Vol. 3, no. 3, March 2005, pp. 72-76, relating to the members and activities of the Cape Lookout, North Carolina yacht club. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, Greenville, North Carolina.

April 27, 2005, (unprocessed addition 2) 5 items, 0.005 cubic feet; Clippings, Photographic prints, newsletter (2004-2005) relating to the members and activities of the Cape Lookout North Carolina Yacht Club. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, Greenville, North Carolina.

June 23, 2005, (unprocessed addition 3) 49 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Clippings & photocopies, correspondence & notes, Gam 'N Scuttlebutt Newsletter, financial records, membership roster questionnaire, merchandise and photographic prints, etc., relating to the members and activities of the Cape Lookout North Carolina Yacht Club. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, Greenville, North Carolina.

June 20, 2005, (unprocessed addition 4) 1 item, 0.01 cubic feet; Cape Lookout Yacht Club license plate manufactured by Leewardpro.com. 800 330 8247. Memorabilia. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, Greenville, North Carolina.

October 14, 2005, (unprocessed addition 5) 1 item, 0.01 cubic feet. Gam 'n Scuttlebutt, An irregular newsletter for Cape Lookout Yacht Club Members from The Commodore's Council (Fall 2005), n. 6. Printed materials. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow

Source of acquisition

Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow

Processing information

Processed by Emily Kent Robinson, April 28, 2005

Encoded by Mark Custer, December 6, 2007

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Key terms
Corporate Names
Cape Lookout Yacht Club
Topical
Boats and boating--North Carolina--Lookout, Cape (N.C.)
Yacht clubs--North Carolina--Lookout, Cape (N.C.)

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Correspondence, 2003-2005
Box 1 Folder b Founding Documents, 2003-2004
Box 1 Folder c Membership Records, 2004, undated
Box 1 Folder d Financial Records, 2004-2005
Box 2 Folder a Articles on club and formal entertaining, 1998, 2000
Box 2 Folder b Club Member Photographs, 2004, undated
Box 2 Folder c Club License Plate, 2000