General Service Area 51

Area 51 Archives

Mission Statement

The Archives of Area 51 is the repository of personal collections, manuscripts, publications, photographs and memorabilia related to the origin and the development of the A.A. Fellowship in North Carolina.


Consistent with A.A.ís primary purpose of maintaining our sobriety and helping other alcoholics achieve recovery, the Area 51 Archives of Alcoholics Anonymous will:

  • Receive, classify and index all relevant material, such as administrative files and records, correspondence, and literary and artifactual works considered to have historical import to Alcoholics Anonymous in North Carolina,
  • Hold and preserve such material,
  • Provide access as determined by the archivist to members of Alcoholics Anonymous and to those of the public who may have a valid need to review such material with a commitment to preserve the anonymity of our members.


The Area 51 Archives Repository is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is accessible by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or for more information, write or e-mail our archivist at:

PO Box 1252
Morrisville NC, 27560