Archives Committee


Consistent with A.A.’s primary purpose of maintaining our sobriety and helping other alcoholics achieve recovery, the Archives of Alcoholic Anonymous will:

Basic Committee Functions

The Archives committee is responsible for establishing policies, budgets and procedures. Through its group conscience, it undertakes and maintains final responsibility and authority for the use of the Archives. In all of its actions, the Archives committee needs to be guided by A.A.’s primary purpose. Thus, if non-A.A. friends are asked to serve on the committee, which may be desirable due to their interest and special knowledge or expertise, they ought to be people who are thoroughly familiar with our primary purpose, as well as our A.A. Traditions.

One of the most important functions of the Archives committee is to establish a Collection Scope, defining and describing what your Archives will and will not collect, and why. These parameters will guide the archivists in gathering material of historical significance and will reduce the amount of time and space spent collecting and preserving relatively insignificant materials.

Your BC Yukon Area 79 Collection Scope is as follows:

The BC Yukon Area 79 focus is on local A.A. history within the confines of our area boundaries. Histories and information within the scope of our collection focuses on our local AA groups and its members, our Districts, local AA Intergroup offices, as well as our Area 79 Quarterly and Assemblies. Any information or history from an event, workshop or conference that is linked to our General Service Structure (National and regional AA Conferences) will also be collected.

Archives does not seek to acquire collections beyond the level of history. Donations to our repository will require a Deed of Submission form to be filled out with each submission. All forms must have a phone number attached so that we can contact the donor for future reference or if the item needs to be returned. We cannot at this time accept donations outside of our scope. We will however strive to work with donors and where the collection would be a better fit in a different archives collection, archives will work with the donor to place it in the appropriate repository.

We do not engage in the buying and selling of archives material.

Committee Chair

The Archives Committee Chair is an appointed position on the General Service Committee. For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Chairperson, please see the following Job Description.

For more information email archives@bcyukonaa.org

For those wishing to submit their resumes for either an elected or appointed position on the Area 79 General Service Committee, please download the suggested service resume form Service Resume . The link will reroute you to our elections section of our website. The use of the resume form is not mandatory for either elected positions or appointed positions. However, its use does assist both the candidate and the Fellowship in several ways. These include the provision of consistent information in an organized way and assisting candidates in adhering to time limits for presentation of resumes.

To let your name stand for an appointed position please see: Elections Page

Further Information

See below for some additional information that may be helpful.

Resources for local A.A. Archivists and A.A. Members

The following pdf documents are available for download from the "Resources for local A.A. Archivists and A.A. Members" page on A.A.'s World Services Website

Documents for collecting history

The following history collection documents are available here:


The Archives repository welcomes visitors. As the Archives does not keep regular office hours, visits are by appointment only.
Please send a request by emailing the Area 79 Archives Committee Chair