> With so many new AAHL's out there, I would like to know
> if any have seen a multilith copy (pre-production) of
> the book Alcoholics Anonymous stamped "loan copy."
> I have heard that they may exist but I have never seen
> Shakey Mike
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
I own Jim Burwell's copy of the Multilith edition (bought at auction
from his niece in 2001). Interestingly, the title page has the hand-
written notation: "#2 Copy / Dec. 8, 1938".
There is not mention anywhere in this copy of it being a 'loan'
copy - stamped or otherwise.
I was also able to personnaly inspect the multilith copy sold at
auction a few years ago - this one being the 'master' copy where all
of the suggested corrections and edits to the Big Book were
recorded. (NOTE: this copy was clearly NOT the 'printer's' copy
since some of the suggestions listed there did not make it into the
first edition, first printing of our Book. I remember, for instance,
that the New Jersey psychiatrist had suggested that the last line of
Dr. Bob's story - Your Heavenly Father will never let you down! - be
amended to remove the "Heavenly Father" language.) This copy,
the 'master' office copy, did not have any 'loan' stamp either.
I know that there are other copies surviving but these are the only
two that I have actually seen. None of the other reports of
multilith copies that I have read over the years, by people who have
visited archives and private collection, mention a 'loan copy'
++++Message 3748. . . . . . . . . . . . Counting Members 1993 vs 2006 and
From: JOHN e REID . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/30/2006 9:11:00 PM
I agree with Art. It appears that we often understate the massive effect
that AA's 12 Steps have had on the world at large. While I do not have the
mental capacity to do it again, for current figures, about 10 years ago, I
did a time line of the 60 years that the 12 Steps had been in existence. And
at the time, I worked it (guestimated-approximated/mathematically) out that
up to that time, over 40 million people had had their lives changed as the
result of one alcoholic sharing their common problem with another in 1935,
and thus changed the course of history. Today every second soapie out of
USA and now UK, has some reference to a 12 Step Program. This in its self
supports the claim by eminent scholar Huxley who gave Bill W the
the social architect of the 20th Century. Kind Regards, John R
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Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 1:03 AM
Subject: spam: RE: [AAHistoryLovers] Counting Members 1993 vs 2006
> Historic group and membership count data can be found in two primary
> sources of record. The first is a May 1953 Grapevine article titled
> "How Many AAs." It offers estimates of worldwide membership
> from 1935 thru 1953. There are many caveats in the Grapevine article
> explaining both the derivation of the numbers and their
> interpretation. Group and membership count data began to be reported
> in the final reports of the General Service Conferences from 1954 on.
> The counts apply to the prior year of the Conference report and are
> typically dated as of January 1 of the current year. In past years the
directly at email@example.com (archives at aa.org) and I daresay I can
you will get a response.
The most critical thing we do is respond to requests for
information from the Fellowship, since we work for you.
I hope all of you will call on us anytime we can be of service to you.
Amy Filiatreau, CA
AA World Services, Inc.
[mailto:AAHistoryLovers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 5:33 PM
Subject: [AAHistoryLovers] List of Chairmen of the Board of Trustees?
I've been a member of this group for quite a while
and I can usually find the historical data that I'm
looking for through the usual channels but this time
I've got to ask for help.
Where can I find a list of all of the chairmen of the
Board of Trustees for AA and its predecessor the
Alcoholic Foundation. I've e-mailed GSO and haven't
gotten any acknowledgement.
Thanks for your help!
In Love and Service to Others
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++++Message 3752. . . . . . . . . . . . RE: List of Chairmen of the Board of