Friday, April 13, 2012

Alcoholics Anonymous History and "AA Stuff"

The following response was sent to AA Stuff in answer to its request for information and suggestions as to websites on Alcoholics Anonymous History, Alcoholics Anonymous History Archives, and Alcoholics Anonymous History Books

Several resources and archive sites on A.A. history titles, articles, audios, and videos are being made a part of our ongoing and extensive past research on the subject of Alcoholics Anonymous History. I have published 44 titles and over 950 articles on this subject. We are very appreciative of your listing some; and these contain loads of information on Dr. Bob, Bill W., Anne Ripley Smith, Ebby Thacher, Rowland Hazard, Henrietta Seiberling, T. Henry and Clarace Williams, Rev. Samuel M. Shoemaker, Jr., Calvary Mission, Calvary Episcopal Church in New York, Rev. W. Irving Harris, Salvation Army, Young Men’s Christian Association, Gospel Rescue Missions, the Great Evangelists, the Oxford Group, Dr. Frank N.D. Buchman, “A First Century Christian Fellowship,” AA of Akron, the Books Early AAs Read for Spiritual Growth, Dr. Bob’s Library, Anne Smith’s Journal, Clarence H. Snyder, Clarence’s wife Grace M. Snyder, Wilson House, Griffith Library, Dr. Bob Core Library, the Shoemaker Room at Calvary Episcopal Church, the 30,000 historical materials lodged in the foregoing libraries, Dr. Bob’s Home, Dr. Bob’s Birthplace and Childhood Home, St. Johnsbury Academy, North Congregational Church of ST. Johnsbury, East Dorset Congregational Church, Hartford Seminary, The Seiberling Gate Lodge, the St. Paul’s Church in Akron Library, William James, Dr. William D. Silkworth, Dr. Carl Jung, the Twelve Steps, the origins of A.A., the Christian upbringing of Dr. Bob and Bill as youngsters in Vermont, the Original A.A. Christian Fellowship founded in Akron in 1935, the principles and practices of the early A.A. Group No. 1, the roots of A.A. in the Bible, The James Club, Cure of alcoholism, higher powers, nonsense gods, spirituality, Nell Wing, Dr. Bob’s son Smitty, Dr. Bob’s daughter Sue Smith Windows, the Clarence H. Snyder legacy, the Upper Room, the Runner’s Bible, Oswald Chambers, and many more.

Our several blogs and forums and newsletters also regularly update and publish this research and information; and please feel free to point to the materials of the International Christian Recovery Coalition (www.ChristianRecoveryCoalition) which further document and supplement the historical information as does the new site.

Dick B.

Author, 44 titles & over 950 articles on A.A. History and the Christian Recovery Movement

(808) 874-4876

PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837

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