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ARCHIVES
Williamsburg Area Intergroup/District 38
 Phone: (757)253-1234



For: Information on Archives CD Loan Program
 
and: Application for Limited Use of Sound Recordings 



AA Archives Service Work 

 

It is highly important that the factual material be placed in our files in such a way that there can be no substantial distortion...” Bill W., 1957

 

Archives Work in Alcoholics Anonymous

Historical records in all forms help members of Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as the general public, to understand not only the day-to-day experiences of recovery, but also to reach back for the shared experiences of the past. As facts are separated from myths, Alcoholics Anonymous ensures that the original message of recovery, unity and service remains the same in a changing, growing, expanding Fellowship that constantly renews itself.

Since the opening of the G.S.O. archives in 1975, the archivists and the trustees serving on the Archives Committee of the General Service Board have encouraged archival service work, which the committee believes is vital to the survival of the Fellowship. Today almost all areas have set up archival collections, and there is a significant growth in archives work at the district level. … adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous History and Archives website.

 

Williamsburg Area Archives

In May 1996 Rosemary H. became the first District 38 Archivist. During the last 15 years, the Archives Committee has compiled group histories for inclusion in the book, Virginia’s Path, on the history of A.A. in Virginia; recorded the oral histories of A.A. members; and collected documents and artifacts related to the history and activities of District 38, Williamsburg Area Intergroup and A.A. groups and members in the greater Williamsburg area.

This tradition of archives service work continues today as the current Archives Committee collects materials, compiles group histories and records oral histories.

The committee has also begun an exciting project to digitize and electronically store documents, photographs and oral histories. The committee welcomes donations from groups and individuals as well as volunteers to work on a variety of projects and tasks.

 

For more information please contact the District Archivist at archivist@aawilliamsburg.org