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The Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous
Dr. Bob Smith & Bill Wilson
1879-1950 . . . 1898-1971

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

History and Trivia - A Sober Web Site for recovering alcoholics. Questions and answers on AA History and other FUN for members of Alcoholics Anonymous and their friends.

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

Ohio-Akron, Ohio - Birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous. Official web site of Akron Intergroup Council of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Oxford Group & Alcoholics Anonymous


Time's top 100 Profile -Bill Wilson -The Healer -From the rubble of a wasted life, he overcame alcoholism and founded the 12-step program that has helped millions of others do the same.

The NA History Project - All things related to the growth and development of the fellowship.

First Pamphlet on AA Sponsorship

AA History Site -

Bill W. Obituary

Bill Wilson & AA everything - Check It out!  

AA cassette tapes to purchase

Index of AA History Pages - How One AA Wife Lives the 12 Steps Lois W. -- AA Grapevine 1953 ... This is the first pamphlet on AA Sponsorship. The Steps Of AA - An Interpretation  - 


NA HISTORY:  Look at the scrapbook pictures on this one (and other interesting stuff)


Dr Silkworth's Writings


Sobriety First - Great site, check it out!

Dick B.'s Home Page -Early AA History

Dr. Bob of Alcoholics Anonymous - A book outlining Alcoholics Anonymous and the bible.

A flowchart of AA History.

Dr. Bob's last talk -A transcription of Dr. Bob's last speaking appearance (1950)

In The Beginning -The story of the history of Alcoholics Anonymous begins way before its actual founding.


William Griffith Wilson
November 26 1895 - January 24 1971
Born: East Dorset, Vermont





Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith
August 8 1879 - November 16 1950
Born: Johnsbury, Vermont




Bill and Lois:  

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This Website was last updated on:  June 16, 2008

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