The American Canoe Association was founded in 1880 by Nathaniel H. Bishop to promote the sport of canoeing. The group has evolved from a loose knit collection of local clubs to become an incorporated organization that hosts local and national competitions, provides instruction certification, and serves as the governing body for paddlesports to the U.S. Olympic Committee.
This is a collection of American Canoe Association (ACA) yearbooks dating from 1890 to 1924 (not every year is present). The yearbooks include ACA constititution and by-laws, boating regulations, and lists of canoe clubs. The collection also incluces a small number of typed minutes and reports from ACA meetings in 1880, 1881, and 1925, a regatta program from 1880, and a copy of the first issue of the American Canoe Association Book from 1881.
- Canoe, J.M. Garett Collection