Photo of Golden Gate Bridge
The Buzz Pick of the Month:
Meet the Meeting: Chips and Salsa
The Point, June 2001
New Central Office Manager To Be Selected. Fourth Edition of the Big Book Is Approved. Pages 1 and 5. [View Item: PDF 543k]
The Point, April 2000
Cover and Page 5. "A Day in the Life of a Central Office Volunteer". [View Item: PDF 1,109k]
The Point, March 2000
"1010" Becomes "2900". 1010 Valencia meetings move to 2900 24th St. Photographs. Pages 1 and 7.
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Flyer for the Point, June 1995
Flyer for the Point, June 1995
Flyer for the Point, June 1995

4-up flyer featuring: "Out on a Limb" West Bay Fellowship with Bruce K; Alano Club Picnic; Founders' Day; Living Sober

Afro-American Beginners 10th Anniversary, 1993
Afro-American Beginners 10th Anniversary, 1993
Afro-American Beginners 10th Anniversary, 1993

You don't have to be Afro. You don't have to be American.

Westlake Friday Discussion 21st Anniversary, 1993
Westlake Friday Discussion 21st Anniversary, 1993
Westlake Friday Discussion 21st Anniversary, 1993

Speaker: Mary C., Potluck to Follow...Please Bring a Dish --Or Anything You Wish!

Mission Terrace Group 17th Anniversary, 1993
Mission Terrace Group 17th Anniversary, 1993
Mission Terrace Group 17th Anniversary, 1993

Speaker: Gary Ann J., Potluck 7pm, Meeting 8pm

Secretary's Newsletter, May 1986
Prudent Reserve Up To 2 Months Expenses, New Schedules (1967 listed 57 SF meetings, this one has 370), Total Income Growth - 1967: $41,156, 1975: $96,120, 1985: $200,726, Delegate Message (Harbor Area Long Beach), Neighborhood Trash Citation,  [View Item: PDF 1,925k]
Secretary's Newsletter, April 1986
Suggestions for increasing the Prudent Reserve Fund, Bits and Pieces from Various Sources (Asking dumb questions is better than making dumb mistakes), A Committee Is Twelve People Doing the Work of One [View Item: PDF 2,203k]
Secretary's Newsletter, March 1986
Letters on Individual Contributions, AA Birthdays: Alice K (38 years), Larry R (25 years), Wally W (31 years). Groups Move from 1256 Mission, Tuesday Downtown Moves, The Voice of AA (Grapevine Reprint) [View Item: PDF 2,356k]
Secretary's Newsletter, January 1986
First the Good News (Christmas Party), Now the Bad News (6 1/2% sales tax added all sales), Frank B. 40th AA Birthday at Tuesday Downtown, Friendship [View Item: PDF 2,302k]
Secretary's Newsletter, December 1985
Christmas Message From Bill W. (reprinted from 1968 Grapevine), Remembrance of Lester P., Flyer for Central Office Christmas Party (finger foods welcome) [View Item: PDF 1,959k]
Secretary's Newsletter, November 1985
Gratitude Month, The Ten 46er's Club, Letter from Paul G., former Central Office Secretary (reprint from 1982), Happy Thanksgiving [View Item: PDF 2,279k]
Secretary's Newsletter, Ocboter 1985
General Service "Hand of AA" Meeting, History of SF Central Office, Initial Sales Tax Assessment, Letter from Pat B., Desiderata (reprint) [View Item: PDF 2,077k]
Secretary's Newsletter, September 1985
Friday All Groups Moves to Urban Life Center, Do You Have a Grapevine Representative?, Why Not Give the Chairman a Break (1954 reprint), Special Workers [View Item: PDF 2,338k]
Secretary's Newsletter, August 1985
The Function of the Central Office [View Item: PDF 2,195k]
Secretary's Newsletter, June 1985
Spring Banquet, Bill's Last Message (Read by Lois, October 1970), Dr. Bob's Farewell Talk (July 1950) [View Item: PDF 1,865k]
Secretary's Newsletter, April 1985
Traditions' Checklist, ASL Comes to Friday All Groups. [View Item: PDF 2,216k]
Salty Sea Dogs and Mermaids Group, 17th Anniversary, 1984
Salty Sea Dogs and Mermaids Group, 17th Anniversary, 1984
Salty Sea Dogs and Mermaids Group, 17th Anniversary, 1984

Speaker: John McC. "Bring Something for a Cold Pot Luck." Handwritten flier.

Secretary's Newsletter, September 1983
What is a Central Office? [View Item: PDF 2,278k]
Secretary Newsletter, May 1983
From 1046 Irving Street: Origin of the Serenity Prayer, 1046 Happenings [View Item: PDF 2,151k]
The First Place Celebrates Its First Anniversary, 1983
The First Place Celebrates Its First Anniversary, 1983
The First Place Celebrates Its First Anniversary, 1983

Typed flyer announcing open house and speaker meetings

Secretary's Newsletter, March 1980
Articles on Seventh Tradition, 12 Step Calls, Letters. Typed, 4 pages. "You know you're in trouble with booze when you are kicked off Skid Row because you've given it a bad name!" [View Item: PDF 2,239k]
Secretary's Newsletter, February 1980
Articles on The Only Requirement (closed meetings are for discussions of alcohol, not drugs); items from Ireland and Akron, OH; transcription of a 1955 talk by Bill W. Typed, 4 pages. [View Item: PDF 2,026k]
South of Market Group 34th Anniversary, 1980
South of Market Group 34th Anniversary, 1980
South of Market Group 34th Anniversary, 1980

"A Day to Remember. Come Bring a Friend. SHARE!!". Handwritten flier.

Lincoln Park 33rd Anniversary and Christmas Party, 1979
Lincoln Park 33rd Anniversary and Christmas Party, 1979
Lincoln Park 33rd Anniversary and Christmas Party, 1979

Speaker: Bus D., Colma; Chairman: Mike A., "After the meeting, cakes and coffee"

Gay Women's Group 2 1/2 Year Anniversary, 1979(?)
Gay Women's Group 2 1/2 Year Anniversary, 1979(?)
Gay Women's Group 2 1/2 Year Anniversary, 1979(?)

We are celebrating our two-and-a-half years in a new space. At this anniversary meeting everyone is welcome

Firefighters Group 9th Anniversary, 1979
Firefighters Group 9th Anniversary, 1979
Firefighters Group 9th Anniversary, 1979

Speaker: Dan S, San Francisco.

Diamond Heights 17th Anniversary 1978
Diamond Heights 17th Anniversary 1978
Diamond Heights 17th Anniversary 1978

Handwritten flier. Speaker Gene D - Calistoga. At the George Christopher Rec Center

Central All Groups 32nd Anniversary, 1978
Central All Groups 32nd Anniversary, 1978
Central All Groups 32nd Anniversary, 1978

Speakers Harry L. and Mary L. from Pearl City, Hawaii. St. Mary's Cathedral, Gough at Geary.

Living Sober '78: Third Annual Western Round-Up (flyer)
Living Sober '78: Third Annual Western Round-Up (flyer)
Living Sober '78: Third Annual Western Round-Up (flyer)

San Francisco's Gay Groups and Gay Members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Invite All Members of A.A. and Al-Anon: Speakers, Panel Discussion, Workshops, Films, Spiritual and More!

30th Anniversary of the Park Presidio Group 1977
30th Anniversary of the Park Presidio Group 1977
30th Anniversary of the Park Presidio Group 1977

United Methodist Church, 7th and Geary. Speaker: Paul G from Central Office (one of the AA members who helped to start the group). 12 Traditions Play as performed by the SF Tradition Players.

Friendly Circle Group 16th Anniversary. October 1977
Friendly Circle Group 16th Anniversary. October 1977
Friendly Circle Group 16th Anniversary. October 1977

At Old First Presbyterian Church, Sacramento and Van Ness. Speaker: Lorraine C. from Miami. Handwritten.

Sinbar Group First Anniversary, 1974
Sinbar Group First Anniversary, 1974
Sinbar Group First Anniversary, 1974

One page, handwritten flier. Guest speaker Gene D., Calistoga: "Cake with ice cream on top - (How about that)"

Secretary's Newsletter, January 1974
Letter from a "bum", profile of an alcoholic (from the CATC News-Chicago), jokes, poem [View Item: PDF 2,111k]
Surf Group, 18th Anniversary, 1971
Surf Group, 18th Anniversary, 1971
Surf Group, 18th Anniversary, 1971

At Holy Name Church cafeteria with Casey P. (Milpitas), Bill G. "If you've been to one of these you know the food is delightful." Handwritten flier.

Ambassadors Group, 21st Anniversary, 1971
Ambassadors Group, 21st Anniversary, 1971
Ambassadors Group, 21st Anniversary, 1971

At St. Bonifice. With Mary Alice, Pete M., Zerna W. Invocation by Father Boadecker. "Lavish Buffet" . Handwritten flier.

Slips and Human Nature by William Duncan Silkworth, MD.
Originally published in the Grapevine for 1947. This work has become a classic in AA literature (typed document) [View Item: PDF 216k]
AA's First Meeting on the West Coast, November 21, 1939, San Francisco
Adapted from C.N.C.A. History, prepared by the C.N.C.A. Archives Committee, September 1984 (4 pages) [View Item: PDF 122k]
We The People (Heatter Radio Show, April 1939)
Facsimile of a typed transcript of the Gabriel Heatter Radio Show We The People, broadcast April 25, 1939. This was the first national exposure for AA and the Big Book. [View Item: PDF 278k]