CAL – Area Archives (Item # G-30)

G-30 Guideline

WHAT I LEARNED: Much like a library’s collection, archives grow continuously & are typically limited by physical space.  This guideline focuses on the preservation of Al-Anon’s local history, but only from a standpoint of keeping paper items & audio tapes which means we are relying on the Area Archivist (or a designated committee) to determine what to keep & what to eventually throw out (ala Tradition #9).  Well, I don’t like any history being lost (perhaps that’s my own personal issues with letting go), so I would have much rather seen this guideline put some emphasis on digitizing & improved access/openness of our shared past within the fellowship.   Just saying

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**BONUS CAL QUESTION: The World Service Office’s Archives’ motto: “Look to the Past to Protect the Future” surrounding the image of Stepping Stones appears on this guideline & only 1 other piece of literature…  What piece is it?  (Hint: see item # AR-2!)

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***UPDATE (5/5/17): This guideline was revised in 2013.  An updated electronic version of this guideline can now be downloaded directly from the World Service Office website by clicking this link: G-30 Guideline

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