Conclusion of historic pamphlet given to newcomers in the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The September 1939 Liberty Magazine article on Alcoholics Anonymous. First national coverage of AA.
Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper articles on Alcoholics Anonymous. Elrick Davis, October 1939. Took AA beyond mere word of mouth.
"Alcoholics Anonymous" by Jack Alexander, Saturday Evening Post, March 1, 1941. This resulted in a major growth of AA.
A discussion group for those interested in the history of Alcoholics Anonymous. (Was replaced by AA History Lovers.)
Many spiritual principles of Alcoholics Anonymous came from the Oxford Groups, an early 20th century religious movement. This article traces that part of AA history.
The authors suggest that AA did not originate in Christianity since it has never required members to believe in Christ crucified.
Offers a video biography of Sister Ignatia who provided medical care for many early members of Alcoholics Anonymous.
In 1938, a future founder of Alcoholics Anonymous read "Varieties of Religious Experience" by philosopher and psychologist William James. Some of these ideas were important in the history of A.A. principles. Complete text.
An article about the Oxford Group and its influence in the early history of Alcoholics Anonymous. Focuses on events from 1908 through the founding of AA in 1935.