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Dr. William Duncan Silkworth passed away March 22, 1951

Dr. William Duncan Silkworth 1873 – 1951 Obituary from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle March 23, 1951   From the April 1951 issue of The A.A. Grapevine: Dr. William Duncan Silkworth...

Lois Wilson: A Leader to Learn From

Lois Wilson: A Leader to Learn From by Tom Adams Wednesday, we explored the contribution of Anne Smith to the Twelve Step programs. Her marriage to...

Anne Smith: A Midwest Champion for Women

Anne Smith: A Midwest Champion for Women by Tom Adams Hundreds of wives of men with drinking problems from all over the nation came to call...

Bill W. Memorial Service from Baton Rouge on February 14th, 1971

This memorial service to AA cofounder Bill Wilson took place in Baton Rouge on February 14, 1971.That was the day that memorial services were...

Alcoholics Anonymous and the Rockefeller Dinner

The Alcoholics Anonymous Rockefeller Dinner on February 8th, 1940 In the infancy of Alcoholics Anonymous, the pioneering members found themselves a great opportunity for fund...

Dr. Bob Smith married Anne Robinson Ripley – January 25, 1915

On January 25th, 1915, Robert Holbrook Smith(Dr. Bob) married Anne Robinson Ripley after 17 years of courtship. At the time of their marriage, Dr....

The Wartime Big Book Edition Debacle – 7th & 8th Printings

During World War II, The United States Government placed regulations on book printings. These regulations were put in place to conserve paper by limiting...

Dr. Bob: A Tribute from Bill in the January 1951 AA Grapevine

This piece written by AA cofounder Bill Wilson can be found in the January 1951 AA Grapevine. This tribute was written and published just...

Bill W. Memorial Grapevine

This Bill W. Memorial issue of the Grapevine is from March 1971, a little over month after the passing of AA cofounder Bill Wilson....

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