Area 79 Archives

Mission Statement

Pursuant to AA's primary purpose of maintaining our sobriety and helping other Alcoholics to achieve sobriety, the archives of Alcoholics Anonymous adopts the following mission statement: “To receive, classify and index all related material, including but not limited to administrative files, records, correspondence, literary, and artifactual works considered to have historical import 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 to be provided only during business hours and with a mindful view toward the anonymity of our members.”

The BC/Yukon Archives Repository is located at 3457 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC. It is open to AA members on Wednesday afternoons and other specific times by appointment. Please call 604-435-2181 or email the Archives Chairperson at if you are interested.

Here are some useful Archives documents. History collection forms:

The Area 79 Archivist is a volunteer, support position serving the Area Committee. For more information about the Archivist's duties and responsibilities, please see the following Job Description.