EARLY PAMPHLETS

For the original 100 members there was no conference and no Big Book.  Only these pamphlets and the Bible (besides meetings and working with a sponsor) to keep one sober.  Most all of the "AA pamphlets" were published after the Big Book. With 100 or less members in only 3 cities at most, it was just a lot easier to convey the message directly one-on-one than go to the the trouble and expense of even mimeographing a pamphlet.

Mr. X and Alcoholics Anonymous,  L- 226 - Mr. X & Alcoholics Anonymous (1939)
Here is the link to this pamphlet

AA (AKA The Houston Pamphlet).  L- 381 - Possibly the 1st AA Pamphlet (1940)
Here is the link to this pamphlet

Alcoholics Anonymous, An Interpretation of the 12 Steps (AKA Tablemate Guide or the Detroit Pamphlet).
Here is the link to this pamphlet

The Cleveland Four Absolutes Pamphlet
Here is the link to this pamphlet

Impressions of AA -- from the Chicago Group, by Judge John T.
Here is the link to the pamphlet

Intro To AA pamphlet -- by the Philadelphia Group  L- 396 - Early 1940's Philadelphia "Intro To AA" Pamphlet
Here is the link to the pamphlet

What About the Alcoholic Employee? -- Re-print of Chapter 10 from Big Book.
Here is the link to the pamphlet

The Akron Manuals (1941) Guide to the 12 steps   
Here is the link to the pamphlet

Second Reader For Alcoholics Anonymous   
Here is the link to the pamphlet

Spiritual Milestones in AA --
Here is the link to the pamphlet

The Steps of A. A. - An Interpretation by Clarence S. January 1972
Here is the link to the pamphlet

AA Sponsorship... Its Opportunities and Its Responsibilities by Clarence S. L- 192 - 1944 A. A. Sponsorship Pamphlet
Here is the link to the pamphlet

About the Alcoholic Husband, by The Alcoholic Foundation, 1947. Reprint of  Chapter 8, To Wives
Here is the link to the Pamphlet

Medicine Looks at Alcoholics Anonymous by Works Publishing Inc 1949.  L-166 - Basic Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous (NY State Journal of Medicine, Aug 44)
Here is the link to the pamphlet

The Society of Alcoholics Anonymous by William W., Co-founder, -- The  American Journal of Psychiatry, Nov 1949.
Here is the link to the pamphlet

AA - God's Instrument
(AKA Why We Were Chosen - which is actually an abbreviated form of the whole) (before 1950) -- Chicago Central Office.
Here is the link to the pamphlet

An Early Step Study Guide - attributed to Milwaukee WI. area
Here is the link to the pamphlet

AA...A Uniquely American Phenomenon -- Feb 1951, Fortune MagazineŠ
Here is the link to the pamphlet

Washington DC Guide to the 12 Steps
Here is the link

1944 A.A. Sponsorship Pamphlet The first sponsorship pamphlet.  Written by Clarence Snyder
Here is the link


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