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What are Archives

Any Historical collection at the Group, Intergroup, Regional or G.S.O. level is archive material.

America formed the first trustees' archives Committee in January 1971. Its mission was "to give the Fellowship a sense of its own past and the opportunity to study it and to keep the record straight so that myth does not predominate over fact."

AA Archives in Great Britain

There is a National Archives network across England, Scotland and Wales. Regional Archivists work with teams of Intergroup Archivists to stimulate interest at the local level and the core of the National collection is housed at G.S.O. in York. The G.S.B. appointed the first Fellowship Archivist in 1987 and an Archives Committee, answerable to the Board of Trustees, was formed.

Taken from the AA Archivist Pamphlet which can be found in the Archivists Recourses folder in the Document Library, here