Learning

We share information, methods, procedures, ethics, and our enthusiasm at each Workshop as we continue to gather, grow, and serve. The information below is a partial record of that sharing for the benefit of A.A. Archivists everywhere. We are very much aware that we are not professionals; that is why we stress getting training in the basics and keeping it simple. We hope you can join us at a Workshop; until then, we offer these presentations.

Traditions, Concepts, Ethics & Legal Principles

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Archives Principles & Traditions

Archives, Ethics & the Three Legacies

Archives Group Inventory

Copyright, Property & Deed of Gift

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Archival Principles & A.A. Traditions



The Role of the Intergroup Archivist



Ethics & the Archives



Protecting the Anonymity of Documents



Archive Repositories & A.A. Traditions



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Organizing & Classifying Collections

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Mission, Vision & Scope of Collection

Taming Archival Collections

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Archives 101


Ergonomics & Archives


Ask an Archivist


They Made Me an Archivist


Slide Presentations

Preservation & Conservation of Archival Materials

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Removing Adhesive Tape

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Recordings, the Final Frontier


Taking Care of Your Repository


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Digital Archives

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Digital Archives: Cataloging & Organization


Software for Archivists


Digital Archives - Why?


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Researching & Writing Our Shared History

Video Presentations

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Writing an Area History

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About Ernie K.


The Importance of Archives - Ernie K.


Bill D. - A.A. #3


Dick P. & Hispanics


Ruth H. & African Americans


Sister Ignatia


What About the Other Guys


The Chicago History Book


Literature from the 40s, Part 1


Literature from the 40s, Part 2

The Road of Happy Destiny


A.A. comes to California


The Women of the Big Book


A History of Young People in A.A.


Dubious Sources & Myths in A.A. History


Then & Now - and Why it Matters


Engaging the Fellowship in Writing Group Histories


A History of La Viña


A Story Told Through General Service Conf. Reports


Writing an Area History


History of the Early Akron Pamphlets


Taking an Oral History


Greg M.'s Story


A Timeline of our Three Legacies


A History of the A.A. Grapevine


Interview with Bill W.


History of AA – A Canadian Perspective


Remote Communities – The Canadian Story


Quebec AA – LaVigne… A Love Story


An Elder Looks Back


Dr. Carl Jung


The Story Continues: Canada 75 Book


Sharing the Experience


If This Telephone Booth Could Talk


Weathering the Storm


BC/AB/SK/MB Archives in Action


Interview with Bill W. on the Writing of the Big Book


Taking an Oral History


History of WSM


Staying the Course


Appropriate Archive Presentations


Chronological Document Reading


Dr. Bob And Anne


Dr. Bob's Early Days


Eastern Missouri Archives


History of the Chicago Group


Past & Present Archivists


Researching Public Sources


Similarities Not Differences


Tracing Your Area History


Writing an Area History


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Longtimers Panels

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Longtimers Panel - 2016


Longtimers Panel - 2017


General Service Office Archives

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G.S.O. Archives - 2016


G.S.O.Archivist Michelle Mirza (nonalcoholic) - 2017


NAAAW 2020 Virtual Workshop

September 26, 2020

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Session 1: The History of NAAAW - Gail L.


Session 2: NAAAW Website - Theron B.


Session 3: GSO Archives - Michelle Mirza & April Hegner

A tour of GSO Archives & Resources for Local Archivists


Session 4: Bidding & Hosting an Archives Workshop - Jo-Anne L.


Session 5: Becoming an Archivist - Mike Y.


Session 6: Little Rock Workshop 2022 Preview


Session 7: San Antonio Workshop 2021 Preview