Barry, Friday the Thirteenth, 1945A.C.
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This was a letter to Barry from a man named, "Bud."
Indianapolis A.A.-A Pictorial View -by Bob
pages of Alcoholics Anonymous historical information in
Way Of Life -An Address to Yale Students,
Sunday evening, April 20th, 1913, by William Osler. (London
Constable & Company LTD. 1913)... Contains 61 pages.
Meeting Contributions Comparison -"We
are self-supporting through our own contributions"
- The suggested AA donation in 1970 was $1.00.
History Meeting Format -Work Shop Format
- UNITY WORK SHOP GROUP. This book contains 199 pages
with alot of historical information... Contains 12 pages.
Manual For Alcoholics Anonymous, The Akron Manual, 1940
-Foreword-This booklet is intended to be a practical guide
for new members and sponsors of new members of Alcoholics
Anonymous... Contains 12 pages.
Manual For Alcoholics Anonymous, The Akron Manual, 1940
-Foreword to to the Akron Manual Booklet
-This booklet is intended to be a practical guide for
new members and sponsors of new members of Alcoholics
Anonymous... Contains 10 pages.
Reader for Alcoholics Anonymous -YOU HAVE
BEEN a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for several weeks,
Or is it several months? The bright, shining newness has
started to dull just a little. The first glamorous flush
of sobriety has started to wear off. There is, you know,
a lot of glamour connected with the first weeks in AA...
Click on the link to read all 14 Pages.
Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reflections -373
pages. (copyrighted - DO NOT COPY)
Anonymous (AA) Recovery Outcome Rates -Contemporary
Myth and Misinterpretation, January 1, 2008, Updated with
2007 Survey Results, October 11, 2008. Version 1.10 Updated.
Contains 34 pages.
Amos List, 1938 -A list of names written
on paper with the letter head of, Dr. R. H. Smith (Doctor
Robert Holbrook Smith, MD.) 928 Second National Building,
Report Of The Trustees of the Massachusetts Hospital for
Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates, March, 1893
-Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers,
18 Post Office Square, 1893. (Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
Office of the Secretary, Boston, March 14, 1893)... Contains
Bill Sees It -Contains 172 pages...
(copyrighted - DO NOT COPY)
LIBBRO AZUL -Traducción española
del texto básico de la Edición de los Pioneros
de Alcohólicos Anónimos. 1997. PRÓLOGO
A LA PRIMERA EDICIÓN (Aparecida en abril de 1939)...
Contains 162 pages.
RECOVERED -The purpose of this book is to
change your life. If you are suffering from an addiction—either
your own or someone else’s—you might need
a spiritual awakening in order to recover.This book will
provide clear directions as to how you can acquire such
an awakening... Click the link to read further... Contains
Big Book -Alcoholics Anonymous, the book.
Cover, Foreward, The Dr.'s Opinion, Chapters 1 thru 11,
Dr. Bob's Nightmare and Spiritual Experience... Contains
Book Name And Date References -(Compiled
by Tony C. and Barefoot Bill) Page/Chapter - Name - Description.
Contains 13 pages.
letter from Bill Wilson to a man named Russ
-A Letter From Bill Wilson About The Use Of The Lord’s
Prayer At A.A. Meetings dated April 17, 1959 to Russ.
ORIGINAL "BILL'S STORY" -This is
the first printed draft of the Big Book, which was mailed
to various individuals for their comments and also as
a fund raising tool. It is unclear at what time during
the writing of the Big Book "Bill's Story" became
chapter one. The language in this draft is in many ways
different than the final manuscript. This illustrates
the process of having many individuals add their opinions
to the contents... Contains 21 pages.
IV-We Began To Count Noses
"The Golden Road of Devotion" Pathway to a New
Freedom and a New Happiness, ©2009 Just Another Layman
with a Notebook All Rights Reserved. "So, on this
late fall afternoon in 1937, Smithy and I were talking
together in his living room, Anne sitting there, when
we began to count noses." -Bill W. June 12, 1954...
Contains 51 pages.
Sponsorship Pamphlet -by Clarence Snyder
is the first pamphlet ever written concerning sponsorship.
It was written by Clarence H. Snyder in early 1944. Its
original title was to be "A.A. Sponsorship...Its
Obligations and Its Responsibilities." It was printed
by the Cleveland Central Committee under the title: "A.A.
Sponsorship... Its Opportunities and Its Responsibilities..."
Contains 4 pages.
Common Sense of Drinking -by Richard R. Peabody
Boston: Little Brown and Co. 1930 -Introduction: In the
twentieth century, with its high-pressure demands on nervous
systems which have not yet become adapted to big business,
mass production, telephones, automobiles, high economic
standards, - in fact, bigger, faster, and noisier living
conditions, -alcohol has come to play an ever-increasing
part as a narcotic, rather than a mere social stimulant...Click
link to read further. Contains 104 pages.
Service for Dr. Bob -24th Street Clubhouse,
New York City, N.Y., November 15, 1952. A meeting was
held at the 24th Street Club House in memory of Dr. Bob.
A recording of Dr. Bob's last talk was played and a portrait
of Dr. Bob was unveiled. Bill W. then addressed the meeting.
That Handicap -Yale Medical Library, Historical
Library. The Gift Of The Connecticut Society Of Mental
"Habits That Handicap" The Menace of Opium,
Alcohol, and Tobacco, and the Remedy -by Charles B. Towns,
New York, The Century Co. 1917... Contains 316 pages.
For The Hard Drinker -by Charles B. Towns,
Author of: "The Injury of Tobacco". What Can
Be Done To Save The Man Worth While. Contains 7 pages.
Burwell Memoirs -MEMOIRS OF JIMMY "THE
EVOLUTION OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS" By Jim Burwell
Burwell was among the first members of A.A. to get sober
in New York. His sobriety date is 6/16/38 and his story
can be found in the Big Book on page 238 called "The
Vicious Cycle". Please keep in mind when reading
this that some of his recollections, especially the specific
facts around the first meeting of Bill Wilson and Dr.
Bob Smith, are inconsistent with more reliable versions
of the same story... Contains 6 pages.
Statement by Leonard V. Harrison -on Future
Organization and Responsibility of the Board of Trustees
of the Alcoholic Foundation, July 23, 1946. This statement
is in the nature of a response to Bill Wilson’s
communication of July 10, 1946, to the Trustees of the
Alcoholic Foundation... Contains 9 pages.
Mann and the Evolution of Alcoholics Anonymous
-by Sally Brown
Marty Mann is scarcely a household word today, yet she
is arguably one of the most influential people of the
20th century. Marty's life was like a blazing fire, but
was nearly extinguished by personal tragedy and degradation.
She rose to a triumphant recovery that powered a historic,
unparalleled change in our society. Through her vision
and leadership, the attitude of America toward alcoholism
was changed from a moral issue to one of public health...
Contains 3 pages.
List -October 1st, 1940
an October 1, 1940 report to the Trustees, Bill Wilson
estimated the A.A. membership as follows:... -from Jim
"MUSTS" IN THE BIG BOOK -compiled
by Dave F.
you go to enough meetings, you’ll hear it said that
in AA, "there are no musts, only suggestions".
Well, like most half-truths in A.A., if you hear them
long enough you begin to believe them. But what does the
Program have to say about this?... Contains 5 pages.
And The Groups -The University Of Chicago
Library. Purchased from the Income of: The Harriet Monroe
Fund for Modern Poetry. The Gift of A Friend of the University
- BASIL BLACKWELL OXFORD, MCMXXXIV. Printed in Great Britain
for BASIL BLACKWELL & MOTT LTD. by the KEMP HAll,
PRESS LTD. in the City of Oxford... Contains 231 pages.
Theories Of Religion And The Individual -by
Clement C. J. Webb
Fellow Of Magdalen College, Oxford Late Wilde Lecturer
On Natural And Comparative Religion In The University
London: George Allen & Unwin LTD. Ruskin House, 40
Museum Street, W.C. New York: The MacMillan Company. First
published in 1916... Contains 217 pages.
A.A. Handbook Ideas, May 18, 1942 -To:
Miss Margaret R. Burger, Secretary,
The Alcoholic Foundation,
30 Vesey Street,
New York City.
Dear Miss Burger: Here's a story of the Philadelphia Group
from the handbook standpoint, as requested in your recent
mimeograph... Contains 3 pages.
Philosophy of Courage or The Oxford Group Way
-by Philip Leon
With a new foreword by Glenn F. Chesnut. Original text
published 1939 Oxford University Press This electronic
edition distributed by stepstudy.org, 2008-FOREWORD by
Glenn F. Chesnut. Philip Leon finished writing The Philosophy
of Courage in December 1938, with a publication date in
1939.1 So it was not a direct influence on
the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, which was completed
(basically anyway) slightly before that point, a bit earlier
in 1938. But Leon puts down in print some of the most
important of the Oxford Group ideas which... Contains
FORERUNNER - ROWLAND -By: RON R.
After telling Rowland Hazard that he could never regain
his role in society, Dr. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
the renowned Swiss psychiatrist was asked, "Is there
no exceptions?" "Yes," replied Dr. Jung,
"...once in a while alcoholics have had what are
called vital spiritual experiences." He went an to
describe a spiritual experience as "... huge emotional
displacements and rearrangements. Ideas, emotions, and
attitudes which were once guiding forces ... are suddenly
cast to one side and completely new set of conceptions
and motives begin to dominate them." (Page 26-27
Alcoholics Anonymous, Also called: "Big Book")...
Contains 6 pages.
of San Diego, California Alcoholics Anonymous History
-"Published August 1979 by permission of the Coordinating
Council of San Diego County Groups of Alcoholics Anonymous."
-Ron L. -The Story of Alcoholics Anonymous in San Diego...
Contains 5 pages.
Up An Alcohol Asylum 1841 -Temperance pamphlets-Library
Of The University Of Michigan. The Gift Of Tappan Presb.
An Address To The Citizens Of Philadelphia, On The Subject
Of Establishing An Asylum For The Cure Of Victims Of Intemperance.
Philadelphia: Brown, Bicking & Guilbert, Printers,
No. 56 North Third Street, 1841.
A meeting of Citizens of Philadelphia was held November,
1840, to take into consideration the utility of establishing
an "Asylum for the cure of Inebriates."...
Contains 16 pages.
SURGERY -Some Thoughts on Incisive Personal
Work By H. A. Walter, M.A. -Originally published by John
Johnson at the Oxford University Press -This electronic
edition distributed by www.stepstudy.org -AUTHOR’S
NOTE: For much of the general background of ideas in this
pamphlet I am indebted to Professor Henry Wright, of Yale
Divinity School, and Dr. Frank N. D. Buchman, of Hartford
Theological Seminary, who acknowledge their own vast debt
to the pioneer in this field, Henry Drummond... Contains
Survival of a Fitting Quotation -by Michael
StGeorge -Edition 1.0 © 2005 Michael StGeorge
"There is a principle which is a bar against all
information, which is proof against all arguments, and
which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that
principle is contempt prior to investigation."
Where exactly did this phrase come from?... Contains
Forced Abstinence -Compiled From "The
Week". Toronto: Printed By C. Blackett Robinson,
5 Jordan Street 1885
FORCED ABSTINENCE... Contains 39 pages.
Pamphlets -The University Of Michigan Libraries
Various Temperance Pamphlets from the late 1800's... Contains
HUXLEY, The Perennial Philosophy -1947 Chatto
& Windus London - Published by Chatto & Windus
London, Oxford University Press Toronto -INTRODUCTION:
PHILOSOPHIA PERENNIS the phrase was coined by Leibniz;
but the thing—the metaphysic that recognizes a divine
Reality substantial to the world of things and lives and
minds; the psychology that finds in the soul something
similar to, or even identical with, divine Reality; the
ethic that places man's final end in the knowledge of
the immanent and transcendent Ground of all being—the
thing is immemorial and universal... Contains 365 pages.
Philosophy of Courage - or The Oxford Group
Way, by Philip Leon With a new foreword by Glenn F. Chesnut.
Original text published 1939 Oxford University Press.
This electronic edition distributed by stepstudy.org,
2008 -Philip Leon finished writing The Philosophy of Courage
in December 1938, with a publication date in 1939.1 So
it was not a direct influence on the Big Book of Alcoholics
Anonymous, which was completed (basically anyway) slightly
before that point, a bit earlier in 1938. But Leon puts
down in print some of the most important of the Oxford
Group ideas which had so greatly influenced the early
A.A. people,... Contains 140 pages.
Danger Line Of Drink -by Richard R. Peabody
What are the signs which indicate that liquor is "getting"
a man? Is it "hair of the dog" as salutary as
it is supposed to be? hear are five rules by which to
judge whether the road to alcoholism is open... Contains
Eight Points Of The Oxford Group -An Exposition
For Christians And Pagans -by C. Irving Benson. HUMPHREY
MILFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS CATHEDRAL BUILDINGS, MELBOURNE
LONDON, EDINBURGH, TORONTO BOMBAY AND MADRAS 1938
Wholly set up and printed in Australia by Brown, Prior,
Anderson Pty. Ltd., Printcraft House, 430 Little Bourke
St., Melbourne, C.I, 2948... Contains 191 pages.
WASHINGTONIAN MOVEMENT -by Milton A. Maxwell,
Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology State College
of Washington Pullman, Washington QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF
STUDIES ON ALCOHOL, VOL. 11, 410-452, 1950
Certain similarities between the Washingtonian movement
of the nineteenth century and the present day fellowship
of Alcoholics Anonymous have been commented upon by a
number of observers. In view of this resemblance there
is more than historical interest in an account of the
first movement in the United States which brought about
a large-scale rehabilitation of alcoholics. The phenomenal
rise and spread of the Washingtonian movement throughout
the land in the early 1940’s was the occasion of
much discussion, exciting a deep interest... Contains
References, Techniques, Tips, & Sponsorship Tools
in the Big Book -346 Twelfth-Stepping References,
Techniques, Tips, & Sponsorship Tools in the Big Book,
"Alcoholics Anonymous" "Helping others
is the foundation stone of your recovery." --Alcoholics
Anonymous, page 97... Contains 17 pages.
is the Oxford Group? -By The Layman With
a Notebook, With a foreword by L.W. Grensted Oriel Professor
of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion. First published
in 1933 by Oxford University Press, London. This electronic
edition distributed by www.stepstudy.org with the permission
of Oxford University Press... Contains 74 pages.
I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE OXFORD MOVEMENT -"Liberty"
magazine, January 1, 1938, By Emily Newell Blair For liberals
with common sense and open minds - A frank revelation
from one who heard, saw, and was conquered.
"Statesman are saying that unless men make what they
call "spiritual values" the basis of society,
civilization as we know it is doomed. They say it, but
they do nothing about it. Yet what these spiritual values
are is well known, has been known for centuries: Honesty,
purity, unselfishness, and love..." Contains 3 pages.