Welcome To the Archives Committee
Archives Committee Mission Statement
Pursuant to A.A.’s primary purpose of maintaining our sobriety and helping other alcoholics to achieve recovery, the Archives of S.E.P.I.A. adopts the following statement:
To receive, classify, and index all related materials including, but not limited to—administrative files and records, correspondence and literary and artifacts considered to have historical importance to Alcoholics Anonymous. To hold and preserve such material, making access possible(as determined by the present archivist in consultation with the Archives Committee) to members of Alcoholics Anonymous, and those of the public who may have a valid need to review said material—such access provided during business hours and by appointment, and with a mindful view toward anonymity of our members.
Like any other A.A. service, the primary purpose of those involved in archival work is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous. Archives service work is more than mere custodial activity; it is the means by which we collect, preserve, and share the rich and meaningful heritage of our Fellowship. It is by the collection and sharing of these important historical elements that our collective gratitude for Alcoholics Anonymous is deepened. — Reprinted from www.aa.org, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
To learn how to tape a long timer, come to the Archives Committee meeting the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Intergroup office, 444 No. 3rd Street, Suite #3E, in Philadelphia.