About the Archives
This is the Archives page of the Northern California Al-Anon World Service Area, which is maintained by the Archives Coordinator. The purpose of an area archives is to preserve the experience, history and memorabilia of the Al-Anon fellowship from the beginning of Al-Anon and Alateen to today for Northern California.
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Area Archives Kit. The Archives Coordinator provides the information listed below in an Archives Starter Kit placed on the NCWSA Archives display table for those groups and districts that may be interested in beginning their own archives.
Area Archives. This WSO Guideline explains the process of collecting, preserving, displaying and recording information about Al-Anon and Alateen in order to allow the materials to be available to members and researchers, within the framework of the Traditions. (G-30)
Criteria Used by the WSO for Archives. This WSO tip from Area Highlights describes criteria used by the WSO when evaluating material to keep in an archive.
What To Keep in an Archive. This WSO tip from Area Highlights describes additional criteria used by the WSO when evaluating material to keep in an archive.
Displaying the Area Archives. This WSO guideline offers several choices of materials along with basic instructions to create an archival display of an area’s history.
Maintaining a Group History. This WSO guideline offers several choices to create, maintain, publish and distribute a group history.
Long-time Member Questionnaire. This WSO questionnaire is a guide for archivists to use when interviewing or obtaining written information from longtime members.
Guide For Families of Al-Anon Members. This WSO guideline assists family members in the distribution of Al-Anon materials upon the passing of an Al-Anon member. (AR-8)
Practical Tips For Handling Archival Materials. This WSO tip assists the archivist in preventing damage to archival materials and obtaining archival supplies.
History Quiz. This quiz provides useful information about important early achievements in Al-Anon.
Lois W and Anne B Photograph. This WSO order blank allows members to obtain photographs of the Al-Anon co-founders for use within the fellowship.