Archives 1960-64

Here now! – Every Good News publication currently in Archives and current and future issues will now be published here in Digital version. That means if you didn’t have time to peruse the past publications on display at your attendance of one of the conferences, you can now view them from the comfort of your own home, coffee shop, office or wherever you can connect to the internet. There is a wealth of information and history to enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back!

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By 1961,Big Book sales top half a million

By 1961, more than 500,000 copies of Alcoholics Anonymous have been sold, plus editions translated into Spanish, French, and German.

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1961 Newsletters
April Newsletter_1961-04-09.pdf
June Newsletter_1961-06-01.pdf
August Newsletter_1961-08-09.pdf
September Newsletter_1961-09-01.pdf
October Newsletter_1961-10-01.pdf
December Newsletter_1961-12-01.pdf

In 1962, The Twelve Concepts for World Service were published

In 1962, the General Service Conference accepts Bill’s long-awaited manuscript for Twelve Concepts for World Service. In the introduction, Bill writes that his aim is “…to record the ‘why’ of our service structure in such a fashion that the highly valuable experience of the past, and the lessons we have drawn from that experience, can never be forgotten or lost.”
1962 Newsletters
January Newsletter_1962-01-01.pdf
February Newsletter_1962-02-01.pdf
March Newsletter_1962-03-01.pdf
April Newsletter_1962-04-01.pdf
May Newsletter_1962-05-01.pdf
June Newsletter_1962-06-01.pdf
August Newsletter_1962-08-01.pdf
September Newsletter_1962-09-01.pdf
October Newsletter_1962-10-01.pdf
November Newsletter_1962-11-01.pdf
December Newsletter_1962-12-01.pdf
In 1963, Two starts in the Dominican Republic
Two A.A. groups begin to meet regularly in Santo Domingo in the spring of 1963. One, the Spanish-speaking Grupo Santa Mercedes, grows from two to 18 members by the end of the year. G.S.O. New York lists as the contact person Abe F., who is also one of two men in the second group, for English speakers; this group, however, will last for only two years.

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1963 Newsletters
January Newsletter_1963-01-01.pdf
February Newsletter_1963-02-01.pdf
March Newsletter_1963-03-01.pdf
April Newsletter_1963-04-01.pdf
May Newsletter_1963-05-01.pdf
June Newsletter_1963-06-01.pdf
July Newsletter_1963-07-01.pdf
September Newsletter_1963-09-01.pdf
October Newsletter_1963-10-01.pdf
November Newsletter_1963-11-01.pdf
December Newsletter_1963-12-01.pdf

In 1964, there were start-ups in Sri Lanka

A Loner in the former Ceylon had been listed with G.S.O. New York since 1959, but not until 1964 is the first known A.A. group in the country formed. Its site is the capital city of Colombo, where a second group takes shape a year later. Soon A.A. spreads to other Sri Lankan locales.

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