Man on the Bed -Stain glass window. New
at the Akron Intergroup office.
We are gathered here because we are faced with the
fact that we are powerless over alcohol and unable
to do anything about it without the help of a Power
greater than ourselves.......
in AA's History -An extensive Flowchart
from 1864 to present. -by Archie M.
Narrative Timeline Of AA History -Arthur
S., Northeast Texas Area Archives has built upon Archie
M's original Timeline file and is still growing -
1774 to 2003. Converted to html with Arthur's permission.
There is to much information to list here.
html file (758 kb)
version (327 kb)
doc version (1.18 mb)
of Events of Interest to Members Of The Fellowship
of Alcoholics Anonymous -by Miles M.
AA’s First Five Years -Lois W., wife
of AA’s co-founder, Bill W., recalls the time in AA
when there were few members and no Big Book.
In The Book Titled, "Alcoholics Anonymous"
If you go to enough meetings, you'll hear it said
that in AA, "there are no MUSTs, only suggestions".
Well, like most half-truths in A.A., if you hear them
long enough you begin to believe them. But what does
the Program have to say about this?
A Talk by Bob E.,
Shortly, before his death, Bob E. shared with some
members of the Upstate Group of All Addicts Anonymous,
the following recollection of what AA was like when
he first joined.
-by Father Edward (Ed) Dowling
This is an article written by Father Ed Dowling in
a column he had in The Queen's Work Magazine Dated:
June 1945, page 13. Father Dowling had his own cloumn
in this magazine.
Ignatia Gavin and A.A. -Sister Ignatia
Gavin, a tiny Irish-American nun, helped initiate
medical treatment for alcoholics in Akron, Ohio at
Hock's recollections -AA's 1st Secretary,
letter to Bill W., her recollections of A.A. in the
beginning, transcribed from an original document,
dated November 10, 1955.
Hock's recollections -A copy of Ruth's
type written letter to Bill W. in .pdf format.
Letter From Bill W. on Depression -from
the memoirs of Tom P., an early California AA member.
(*Aslo see: The
Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety, an
AA Grapevine Article dated, January 1958, which is
strikingly similar to this letter from Bill W. on
Law and Alcoholics Anonymous -by Tom
P. Jr., ©1993. Due to the file size of this article,
it is presented here in four parts. All four parts
will be linked together at the bottom of each page
by part # & title.
W.'s letter to Dr. Carl Gustav Jung -Dated
January 23, 1961, a well overdue letter, as Bill put
Carl Jung's Letter To Bill W. -Dated
January 30, 1961, In reply to Bill's letter above
thats dated January 23, 1961. (Dr.
Wilson's Meeting at Henrietta Sieberling's House
....I agreed to speak but felt that it would mean
most to them to hear some of her own words, so I called
her on the telephone and asked her to tell me about
the origins of Alcoholics Anonymous so that I could
make sure my remarks were accurate. I made a tape
recording of the conversation and played part of it
at the .....
Wilson - Burwell Letters -For quite a
few years, Bill
W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous,
B., author of the 2nd and 3rd edition
personal story in the Big Book titled: "Vicious Cycle",
communicated via written correspondence between 1947
Drunks OnlyOne Man's Reactions to Alcoholics
Anonymous -by Richmond W.author
of "Twenty-four Hours a Day." For Drunks
Only was originally published in 1945.
Impact of Alcoholism -Bill W.'s Testimony
before The Special Subcommittee July, 1969. Present:
Senators Hughes, Yarborough, Williams, Javits, Dominick,