The committee consists of the Area Archivist, the Archives Steering Committee, the District and other A.A. archivists within Area 72. The Archives Standing Committee represents the interests of the local Archivists to the Area Committee and to the Assembly, although only the Area Archives Chair is a member of the Area Committee.
What We Do
Receive, classify and index material relevant to the Western Washington Area and items of general A.A. historical interest. These include, but are not limited to, administrative files and records, correspondence, and literary and artifactual works considered to have historical importance to Alcoholics Anonymous in our area. The Archives is the repository for all Area historical business and financial records. Our job is to hold and preserve such material, making access possible, as determined by the present archivist in consultation with the Archives Steering Committee, to members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Such access is provided only during business hours and with a mindful view toward the anonymity of our members.
Handbook – Archives – Updated March 2019
Archives Repository Location:
3905 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest
Lakewood, Washington 98499
For a copy of the complete listing of the Area Archivist and Area Archive Steering Committee duties, or any other information having to do with archives or the preservation of historical materials, you may contact the current Area Archivist at email@example.com. District Archivists and others can email documents and other records for retention in the Area Archives Repository by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A useful guide of basic archives information and preservation techniques, Archives Workbook, is available from the General Service Office.
Visit A.A. Guidelines on Archives published by General Service Office.
Archives Newsletter, “Markings” is published quarterly by General Service Office for Archivists and those interested in additional archive information. (NOTE: Markings is no longer being published by the General Service Office, but they do maintain a searchable archive of prior Markings newsletters.)
Contact Email: archiveschair@area72aa.