Brown University Library Special Collections

Celebrating National Recovery Month

Posted by [email protected] on September 22, 2010

September is National Recovery Month, a perfect time to highlight the Hay Library’s extensive holdings on alcoholism and its treatment. The collections, which were compiled over the course of several decades by Dr. David Lewis, document the founding of AA by Dr. Bob and Bill W., the treatment of alcoholism as a disease, and the role of women in the recovery movement — most notably Marty Mann of the National Council of Alcohol and Drug Dependency, the first woman to publicly confess to being an alcoholic.  A web guide to doing research in our holdings is available.