Archived Material

Archives Committee (General)

Like any other A.A. service, the primary purpose of those involved in archival work is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous. Archives service work is more than mere custodial activity; it is the means by which we collect, preserve, and share the rich and meaningful heritage of our Fellowship. It is by the collection and sharing of these important historical elements that our collective gratitude for Alcoholics Anonymous is deepened. — Reprinted from, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

Area 47 Archives Committee

Purpose Statement: The purpose of “The Archives” is to house and preserve historical information pertaining to the history and the development of Alcoholics Anonymous in Central New York Area 47.

Collection Policy: Receive, classify, and index all relevant material, such as administrative files and records, correspondence, and literary works considered to have historical significance to the development of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Central New York Area 47. Hold and preserve such material.

Access Policy: Provide access in accordance with the Archives Committee’s policies to members of Alcoholics Anonymous and to those of the public who may have a valid need to review such material with a commitment to preserve the anonymity of our members.

These forms are used to keep records of where the donations and gifts to the Archives originate. Please click on the link and print out the form/s you need.

CNY47 Deed of Gift form

CNY47 Temporary custody transfer 

CNY47 Research Request

CNY47 Finding Aid

The Archives Committee is currently updating the written history of Area 47. Your group’s history would be a welcome addition. Click and download the Group History Update form here.

Link to 2016 NYSIW Archives Report

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