Since its the last 2 days of Pride month I thought a couple of LGBTQ speaks might be in order.
Gabriel and Tony T leading the People of Color countdown workshop at the Living Sober Roundup, they lead the meeting sharing for about 5 min each, then open the meeting up for discussion. 2014
Katie P speaking at the London Ontario Big Book Group in 2010
Sandy B of Tampa and Bob B of St. Paul doing a workshop (3 hours)
Part 1: Lessons from AA History
Part 2: Q&A - On-going Surrender - How to Create a Problem
Part 3: Humility / Q&A
Capital City Conference - Des Moines Iowa May 2010
Bill W speaking at the 34th. anniversary in NY. 1969, followed a very brief speak at the 5th. International in Miami FL. July 1970
I have aggressively modified the audio quality of this recording, it was very poor to start with. The audio quality from begining to end also varied wildly, the sound wave looked like 3 different recordings.
I removed a nasty hum and a good amount of background noise, adjusted the levels and on some of the applause sections decreased the punishingly harsh volume, same thing on a couple of sections of organ music (it was painful).
There are a few sections where it is difficult to hear what Bill is saying.
Dr. Bob's last major talk in Detroit, MI. Dec. 1948, this had a pretty nasty hum in the background, I managed to get most of that out. Considering the year it was recorded, once the hum was removed its a pretty good recording, it ends a little abruptly.
North Oakland AA, first speaker is BobaTunday for 10 min followed by the main speaker, Dorothy (sober in 2002)
Frank S, one of the first 100 members of AA, 44 years sober at the time of this speak. No info about where or when this was recorded. It is an older recording and I removed as much background noise as I could, it sounds a little hollow but it is listenable.
Chuck C speaking for about 50 min at Clancy I's 20th AA birthday at the pacific group, followed by Clancy speaking for a few min. Recorded in 1978.
The First 164 pages of The Big Book with lined blank pages opposite each page of text for note taking.
Paragraph numbers along side the text for easy reference. Entire Original Manuscript (about) including the stories. Easy to read retyped version. Includes paragraph numbers corresponding to the modern text for easy comparison.
Footnotes explaining historical and obscure references in the text.
Footnotes documenting all 79 differences between the modern text and the original 1st printing text of the 1st 164 pages (about). Yes, believe it or not, the basic text has been changed 79 times since it was first published.
Two place keeping ribbons. Special "lay flat" binding.