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Read The Big Book and Twelve and Twelve


Welcome to the General Service Office Archives audio library. The collection features samples of audio clips of talks delivered by A.A.’s co-founders, Dr. Bob and Bill W., and other significant figures.
• Dr. Bob’s last message, on keeping the A.A. program simple. Talk delivered at the First International Convention, Cleveland, Ohio, July 1950. Length: 03:44
• Bill W.’s humorous anecdote on “the day he lost his pants.” Talk given at the 1960 A.A. International Convention, Long Beach, California.
Length: 03:17

• Bill W. on the origin of “Rule 62.” From a talk recorded in 1948, San Diego, California. Length: 03:44