Sunday, June 22, 2014

A.A. History Sources with Dick B.

A.A. History Sources with Dick B.

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The Four Videos on the Enormous A.A. History Sources Site with Dick B.: Library Interview and Narration, June 22, 2014

Our new website, the videos on it, and the virtually unknown or ignored approximately 30,000 books, articles, manuscripts, letters, pamphlets, and papers covering the heart of A.A. ideas is now available online, through our website

Free copies are available to our numerous sustaining supporters. Copies can be purchased online by other individuals, groups, libraries, conferences, speakers, and leaders at a very low price.

This is an announcement that the 30,000 books and other A.A. sources were gathered over a decade of years by author Dick B., historian of A.A.

They were placed in a temporary library on Maui. Videographer Steve Glagola of Florida came to Maui, viewed the extensive library, interviewed Dick B., and then made videos of Dick speaking about each book or group of books, answering questions about those resources, and—at long last—setting up a tutorial where AAs and recovery people and leaders could see and hear the resources explained and made available online.

This A.A. History Sources with Dick B. series is one of four inter-related video groups on Alcoholics Anonymous History—The Rest of the Story. One contains the introductory classes on A.A. history  that are already in use in various parts of the recovery world. The second is this series of four A.A. History Sources—presenting the 30,000 item library and collection by Dick B., almost all of which has been donated free to the Wilson House in East Dorset Vermont, the Dr. Bob Core Library at North Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury Vermont, the Shoemaker Room at Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron—as well as to Ray G., for many years the archivist at Dr. Bob’s Home in Akron.

The third series will shortly be posted and consists of four videos titled, “Bill W., Dr. Bob, and the Cure of Alcoholism: The Rest of the Story.

The fourth will include some  800 photos taken by an A.A. archivist on our investigative research trips to Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Cleveland, and Akron. And the final, we hope, will be a presentation of Dick B.’s one hour talk at the Oldtimers meeting in Minneapolis during the A.A. International Conversion. The topic was the six major roots of A.A.

The treasures in the first two sets are available for your viewing now. They are available on our website In the ensuing weeks and months, you will find them abundantly discussed on the Dick B. websites, the Dick B. blogs, Dick B. YouTube presentations, Christian Recovery Radio, and articles posted and circulated in Dick’s newsletters and posts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Linked-in, Pinterest, Hub, In the Rooms, Christian Recovery Social, A.A. History with Dick B. on Cyber Recovery Social, Stumble Upon, and others.

We will be discussing the materials briefly on these outlets for the next several months as well. And we encourage groups and individuals to obtain the videos, present them, study them, and discuss them.

For further information, contact Dick B., PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837; 808 874 4876;

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