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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....

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....

Bill W. of Alcoholics Anonymous Dies – January 24, 1971

Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill W. passed away on January 24, 1971. Here is Bill W.'s Obituary that was written by John W. Stevens and published...

Happy Anniversary to Bill And Lois

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love...

King School Group in Akron, OH Started – January 1940

King School Group - Akron, OH After Bill and Dr. Bob met in Akron, Bill remained on and they began to carry their message of...

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