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

Audio Recordings

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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

Video Presentations

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Mission, Vision & Scope of Collection

Taming Archival Collections

Audio Recordings

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Archives 101


Ergonomics & Archives


Ask an Archivist


They Made Me an Archivist


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    Preservation & Conservation of Archival Materials

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    Removing Adhesive Tape

    Staple Removal

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    Recordings, the Final Frontier


    Taking Care of Your Repository


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      Digital Archives

      Video Presentations

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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

        Audio Recordings

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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

          Audio Recordings

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          G.S.O. Archives - 2016


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


          NAAAW 2020 Virtual Workshop

          September 26, 2020

          Audio Recordings

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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