This project continues to develop, and we wish to thank all who have come before and shared their knowledge. In that tradition, we hope to interest others to learn more about the beginnings and early methods of recovery and fellowship.
There is a wealth of information available thanks to many devoted researchers, historians, and just plain curious folks. We cannot begin to list them all, but most of the work collected here was found in the sources below. Further study will yield fascinating historical facts, arguments, and opinions.
- Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age (New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.)
- "The Society of Alcoholics Anonymous," in American Journal of Psychiatry, May 1949
- Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W., Co-Founder of AA (New York, NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.)
- Bill W., "Alcoholics Anonymous-Beginnings and Growth,"
- Bill W., My First 40 Years: An Autobiography by the Cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous (Center City, Minn.: Hazelden, 2000).
- Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed. (New York, NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.)
- DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers (New York, NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.)
- The Language of the Heart (New York, NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.)
- Lois Remembers
- New Light on Alcoholism: God, Sam Shoemaker, and A.A., "The Pittsburgh Edition" (Kihei, HI: Paradise Research Publications, Inc., 1999),
- New Freedom: Reclaiming Alcoholics Anonymous (Haverhill, MA: Golden Text Publishing Company, 2005),