From the June 2014 magazine.

Since 1944

An AA Grapevine history timeline

Inspired by a newsletter from the Cleveland, Ohio Group, some New York area AAs approach AA co-founder Bill W. about starting a newsletter. He gives the idea his blessings and plans proceed.

Having settled on the name Grapevine, “six ink-stained wretches,” as Bill W. affectionately dubs the magazine’s founders, meet on May 22, 1944 in an apartment in Manhattan to review the first issue.

June 1944
Volume 1, No. 1 of Grapevine is published. The issue costs $187.10 to print and mail, and copies are sent to the 300...