Archives Committee

Pursuant to our primary purpose of maintaining our sobriety and helping other alcoholics achieve sobriety, the Archives Committee preserves the legacy of Alcoholics Anonymous with an emphasis on A.A. in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan Area 55. This is accomplished by receiving, classifying, indexing and storing all relevant materials including but not limited to correspondence, convention programs, tape recordings, and literary works considered to have historical import to A.A. in Area 55 or A.A. as a whole. The Committee ensures A.A.’s history is preserved by making access to the materials possible, with a mindful view toward anonymity of our members.

Upon request the committee will also come to your A.A. groups anniversary or special event to set up the Area 55 Archives display.  Please give us a 2 week notice. Please call Central Office, @419-380-9862 for more information.

We are always looking for individuals who wish to help in preserving our legacy. Specifically, we have the following needs:

  • Tape transcription (spoken word to paper)
  • Document preservation (treating documents to prevent deterioration)
  • Interviewing and Recording Old Timers in our area
  • Recording local A.A. group history for compilation into a Group Family Tree of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan
  • Donation of A.A. related materials

Oral History/Lead Release Form


The Area 55 Archives Committee is asking for donations of archival materials:  flyers, pamphlets, letter and other items that are of interest to Area 55.  These items may be donated during our monthly meeting or brought to Central Office.

Would groups please submit names with 25 years of sobriety or more to the Archives Committee and please update your Group History, you may send this information to Central Office or to our PO Box 401, Toledo OH 43697

Committee Meetings

Date/Time: Second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Central Office, 3328 Glanzman Rd., Toledo, Ohio