AA History

November 15, 2022

Historic AA Locations in Cleveland

Borton Group Rockefeller Summer Home Clarence S Home Albert “Abby” G Home Ruth Hock’s father-in-law
June 30, 2022

True Greatness

Central Bulletin, November 1946 Many people have expressed astonishment at the remarkable growth of the AA movement – how in twelve short years an idea grew […]
June 28, 2022

Medicine: Passionately Anonymous

Monday, July 11, 1960 Time Magazine The 15,000 men and women who thronged California’s Long Beach Memorial Stadium last week differed from most conventioneers in one […]
December 27, 2021

Emotional Sobriety – The Next Frontier

A Glimmer of What Adult Love Really Is, By Bill W. January 1958 I think that many oldsters who have put our Alcoholics Anonymous “booze cure” to […]
December 21, 2021

Bill W. of Alcoholics Anonymous Dies

By John W. Stevens, Jan. 26, 1971, front cover of The New York Times William Griffith Wilson died late Sunday night and, with the announcement of […]
July 14, 2021

Wilmington Preamble

The Wilmington Preamble has long been surrounded by controversy and discussion of such has sparked many a debate almost from its inception in the early years […]
July 14, 2021

Texas Preamble

A few months after the Grapevine published the Preamble in June, 1947, Ollie L., Dick F., and Searcy W. decided to beef it up for the […]
January 28, 2021

Maybe I Can Do It Too

Edward McGoldrick cured himself of alcoholism –and is now curing others for New York. At last, a city deals intelligently with this problem. Condensed from Argosy, […]
January 22, 2021

Biography of Ricardo “Dick” P.

01/06/1903—09/01/1989 Past Secretary/Treasurer, Cleveland District Office This is taken from several sources, but primarily from bios furnished to the Akron AA Archives by Charlie K. in […]
January 13, 2021

AA History Quiz

Take the AA History Quiz and test your AA IQ, have some fun and possibly learn a bit about our meaningful heritage of Alcoholics Anonymous.
December 1, 2020

Bill W’s Holiday Gift

On a bleak November day in 1934, Bill W. was in the process of receiving—albeit unknowingly—a Christmas present beyond his belief. During a visit, an old […]
November 4, 2020

Origin of the Twelve Steps

How Oxford Group Criticism Spawned the Twelve Steps Bill W., AA co-founder, was the person responsible for the origin of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous […]