Bill Wilson's writing studio, which his wife Lois called "Wit's End" and Bill referred to as "the shack," was built by Bill with the help of a friend around 1948. Among other notable objects inside is the very desk that the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions was written on at Stepping Stones and chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous (known as "The Big Book") were written on in Newark.
Other important works by Bill such as A.A. Comes of Age were written in Wit's End along with hundreds of letters, speeches, articles and documents.
Thanks to the generosity of 234 contributors, including a crucial early gift from the 3Bs Foundation and a matching gift challenge from the Goodnow Fund, Stepping Stones raised $50,000 from Oct. 2015 to Oct. 2016 for the Studio's preservation. Projects identified by architect Stephen Tilly are now under way to fortify the building itself. To contribute to a new matching challenge to preserve the Archives of Stepping Stones or to give general support, click here.