Omaha Area Archives Chair: Terry G

Meets the first Saturday of each month at 11:30 am at the Central Office

August Report:

  • Provided insight – Why Participate in Archives as Service Work
    If you do not know history, you are doomed to repeat it.
  • AA history should be an integral part of your gratitude list—comparing how alcoholics were
    treated before and after the founding of AA in 1935.
  • Alcoholism is a disease of “disconnectedness”. Studying AA history helps you feel connected to
    something “greater than yourself.”
  • AA history and its preservation reinforces our duty to hold AA “in trust” for those who come after
  • AA history show us how real alcoholics with real problems overcame adversity through the
    grace of God and AA.
  • AA history is summed up on page 75 of the 12 X 12 in Step 7:
    Everywhere we saw failure and misery transformed by humility into priceless assets. We heard
    story after story of how humility had brought strength out of weakness.
  • AA history shows proof of a higher power:
    During this process of learning more about humility, the most profound result of all was the
    change in our attitude toward God.
  • BOOKS:
    • AA Comes of Age;
    • Pass It On: Bill W’s Biography;
    • Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers;
    • Dr. Bob’s Biography

Like any other A.A. service, the primary purpose of those involved in archival work is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous. Archives service work is more than mere custodial activity; it is the means by which we collect, preserve, and share the rich and meaningful heritage of our Fellowship. It is by the collection and sharing of these important historical elements that our collective gratitude for Alcoholics Anonymous is deepened.

Quick Stroll Through the Archives

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