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On every page we have listed about HISTORY you will find links.  Many folks have done some wonderful research and documentation.  Although I may have some documentation, I certainly don't have all that Dick B has to offer!  I love to read Dick B's site!  I am not looking to re-invent the wheel, when so much is already documented.  I have listed many other 12 step history sites for you to see.  I hope you enjoy them and, please feel free to:  SUBMIT YOUR SITE HERE

How the Big Book Was Put Together    Dr. Bob's Home    Talks given by Bill W

Articles written in the Cleveland Plain Dealer Just 5 months after the first AA group was formed in Cleveland.  Check them out!  Great Site!

How it Worked - The story of Clarence S and the early history of Alcoholics Anonymous in Cleveland, Ohio. Complete text available free on-line. His was "Home Brewmeister" story in the Big Book.

In AA's First Five Years - An AA Grapevine article from 1967 by Lois W. A bit of Alcoholics Anonymous history including how Al-Anon was started.

The Lord's Prayer - Letter from AA co-founder Bill W about the custom of using this prayer to close an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

A Manual for Alcoholics Anonymous - 1940 - A Manual for Alcoholics Anonymous From AA Group No. 1, Akron, Ohio, 1940 - Dr. Bob's Home Group

Nell Wing - A 1994 "AA GrapeVine" interview with Nell Wing. She was Bill W's secretary from 1950 on.

Old School A.A. - A book about the Christian techniques of early A.A.'s Fellowship as reported by A.A. Trustee Frank Amos

People in AA History - An Interwoven web of the People mentioned in Alcoholics Anonymous Literature, who they are and how they fit in

Photographs from AA History - A collection from the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous with a few more recent pictures.           

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Looking For More on 12 Step History?  Click Desired Topic Below:

The Four Absolutes ] Dr Bob 1948 ] Bill W. Writes ] Matter Of Fear ] Dr Bob 1950 ] 6 Oxford Steps ] Death Announcement ] DrBobLastMessage ] [ History Links ]

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This Website was last updated on:  June 17, 2008

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