What's New from the Archives of the Harbor Area Central Office
The Historical Documents contains the new Document — Earl T 1944 Grapevine. I’ve just returned from the 22nd National A.A. Archives Workshop, held this year in Chicago. It was great to meet fellow archivists and participate in a rich exchange of ideas on the art and science of archiving. There were wonderful historical presentations by both the Chicago and Akron archives. This month’s selection is an editorial presented by the Chicago archives from the October 1944 Grapevine by Earl T. Earl T. was a pioneering member and founder of A.A. in Chicago. ‘He Sold Himself Short’ is his story in the Big Book. In the editorial he cites a stanza from a Rudyard Kipling poem. I’ve always found it remarkable when the spirit of the program can be found in non-AA writings.
We Need the help of AA Groups in our area to tell the Harbor Area Archives Committee about their group history. Please visit our Archives Page, for more details.
The Historical Documents section has been improved, to show easily accessible pdf documents. Please visit our Documents Page, for more details.
Speaker Tapes, in mp3 format, have been posted to our website. Please visit our AA Speaker Archives Page, for more details, including new speakers Alabam C., Anthony H., Donna E., Kip C., Norm S., Ron S., Tom B.
Before there was a "Big Book", Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, the "AA Grapevine" or General Service -- before there were meetings, clubs, conventions or any AA literature -- before there was an H&I committee, there was a visit to an Akron hospital where "one drunk talked to another."