1968 O’Neal Tape Library Archives: Texas Bureau of Prisons: AA Institutions in Action

The following document displays the hopeful cooperation between the O'Neal Tape Recordings Library, the Federal Correctional Institution in La Tuna, Texas and AA. This letter confirms and acknowledges the good works of members carrying the message to the incarcerated,...

Emotional Sobriety: Tom B audio from the archive: Bill W. letter on a journey through depression: take the questionnaire

Are you Emotionally Sober? The topic of Emotional Sobriety, It is something that is talked about very frequently at 12-Step meetings around the world. But I wonder… Does anyone really know what it means? Or better yet, has anyone actually experienced it? And to follow...

June 10th, 1935: Celebrating 84 years of continuous Alcoholics Anonymous: War Fever and Icy intellectual mountains: Bills Story

The above image in Bills handwriting is taken from the original working document of the Big Book.   His roots grasped a new soil. "Despite the living example of my friend there remained in me the vestiges of my old prejudice. The word God still aroused a certain...

Alcoholics Anonymous and Hospitals: 12 step recovery the A.A. Pioneer Way by Sister Ignatia: Audio and Text

St. Thomas was the first Hospital in the United States to establish a ward for the exclusive Hospitalization of Alcoholics.   Nearly 12 years ago, one of the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (Dr. Bob) was on our staff. He was a skilled proctologist and was on our...

The Forgotten Fantastic Communicator: Bobbie B. Devotion and Service as a legacy

Author and Charles B. Towns biographer Gary Neidhardt has contributed this thoughtful essay detailing the life and service of Bobbie B., an oft-overlooked but entirely crucial early A.A. pioneer.  The Forgotten Fantastic Communicator Many are familiar with the early...

In Memory of Ebby T. The man with the message. April 29 1896 – March 21 1966

Bill Wilson wrote this dedication in an AA book he gave to Ebby Thacher:      “Dear Ebby,  No day passes that I do not remember that you brought me the message that saved me – and only God knows how many more.In affection, Bill ”           Today March 21st, marks the...

Bill Wilson letter to Sybil C.

Bill Wilson letter to Sybil C. Sybil C. was the first woman to enter A.A. west of the Mississippi. Her sobriety date was March 21, 1941. Sybil was very instrumental in helping to get A.A. off the ground in Los Angeles. She became close to Bill Wilson’s secretary Ruth...

A Letter From Bill Wilson About The Use Of The Lord’s Prayer At A.A. Meetings

A Letter from Bill Wilson About The Use Of The Lord’s Prayer At A.A. Meetings   April 14, 1959 Dear Russ, Am right sorry for my delay in answering. Lois and I were a long time out of the country and this was followed by an attack of the marathon type of flu that has...

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