Archives et histoire

"Nous cherchons a créer d'importants dossiers qui serviront un historien du futur…

"Il est très important que les faits soient consignés dans nos dossiers d'une manière à éviter toute distorsion importante…

Nous voulons continuer à développer cette idée en vue de l'histoire complète qui suivra…"

— Bill W., 1957

April 10 is a historic day for Alcoholics Anonymous.

On April 10, 1939, 4,650 copies of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous became available for distribution.  Cornwall Press would deliver copies to Works Publishing company, with an office on William Street in Newark, New Jersey. The grand bill for the print run was $1,783.00!

Copies were also delivered directly to “friends” of the Fellowship, including associates of Rockefeller who aided significantly in the publishing venture.

Today, over 40 million copies have been sold!

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