Nancy F. author of the story -- The Independent Blonde -- in the 2nd edition of the Big Book (p532) Sober in June 1945, 93 years old at the time of this speak.

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Dewey S from San Mateo CA at the 12th Michigan state confrence, he is one of first 100 members of AA (sober in 1939) speaking in 1964, he was sober 25 years at the time of this speak. Great quality for a 1964 recording.

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Cheeky Charlie from Port Adelaide speaking on his 55th. AA Birthday in June 2009

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Sybil W-C giving a workshop in 1982 on Sponsorship, at the time of this workshop she had been sober 41 years and had the distinction of being the first female member of AA on the west coast. 

This is an older recording and I removed much of the noise, its a bit harsh but listenable.

There was another speaker and some Q&A at the end of this that I removed because of a number of homophobic comments made by the other speaker at the workshop, I delieted him entirely. The comments were not made by or echoed by Sybil, she is great but the other guy not so much.

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Al M from Hollywood CA an early member of AA sober in 1941, speaking at an unknown meeting in Berkeley CA in Oct. 1963.

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Barry L. from New York, NY speaking at the Gay Lesbian convention in Minneapolis MN - June 29th 1985. Barry is the author of the book, Living Sober

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November 2, 2017

Ethyl B sober in 1948

Ethyl B sober in 1948 speaking at the NCAA spring conference in Richmond CA  in 1970.

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Ernie G sober 22 years at the time of this speak given in Chicago in 1961 - DOS 05 1939 he is AA member 78.

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Clarence S sober since 1938 speaking about the steps at an unknown event. This runs just under 2.5 hours and there are questions and answers toward the end.

The recording was in two pieces that I joined into one file, there is a bit of time missing between the two files. I put a bit of clicking in the spot where they were joined to identify the missing audio.

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Sybil C from Los Angeles sober in 1941 speaking approx 2001. She is a very funny lady, this is a really great speak.

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Ed B speaking at a conference in Charlotte NC at an unknown date, this was recorded sometime in the 1950's. Very good recording quality for the time.

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September 2, 2017

ESH: Henry W sober in 1949

Henry W sober in 1949 speaking at an unknown meeting, sober 25 years at the time this was recorded.

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Marty M author of the chapter - Women Suffer Too, sober in 1940, she is one of the first female members of AA and was the first lesbian member of AA. This is her last talk given in 1960, she passed away in 1980.

I had to do much processing to this audio file to remove heavy background noise, as a result the voice is much cleaner, however that type of processing makes the applause sound like a jet flying overhead, there were a couple of places the applause was sustained, I shortened those applause sections.

Wikipedia page about Marty M: https://goo.gl/6j6NX4

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This one is not really a speaker meeting, this is a recording from 1978 of Ruth Hock, AAs 1st secretary talking about Bill W and the early history of AA and the creation of the Big Book.

I highly recommend if you are a bit of an AA history geek, and even if you are not.

There is a Q and A at the end, you cant hear the questions but most are repeated back,fyi... this ends a little abruptly when the meeting leader is calling on her sponsor Cliff. Recorded in Glendale AZ 3-12-78.

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Oldtimers Meeting at the 52nd. Florida State Conv. in Fort Lauderdale 2008. Multiple speakers all speaking on the topic of - how I stay sober today.

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