Archives' Mission Statement


To receive, classify and index all relevant material, including, but not limited to:


  • Administrative files and records


  • Correspondence


  • Literary and artifactual works considered to have historical importance to Alcoholics Anonymous in Area 86


  • To hold and preserve such material, making access possible as determined by the present Archives Committee and Area 86 Archives Guidelines, to members of Alcoholics Anonymous and to those of the public who may have a valid need to review Archive Material.



Like any other AA service work, the primary purpose of those involved with archival work is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous.


Archives service work is much 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 gratitude is strengthened. The scope of the Area 86 Archives is to provide a sense of its own past to the fellowship and to keep accurate records so that myth does not predominate over fact.



Dan D.



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