Last night I got a call from a chap in the UK, who recently left the JW's. He wanted to compare notes with his US counterparts.
He said that a few years ago, (I think about 2 years ago) the Society cleaned out all the literature from every Kingdom Hall, particularly Russell and Rutherford books and anything prior to 1950. Giving each Hall a computer with the Watchtower CD Rom for them to use for research. He wanted to know if the same was done in the States. I can't say for sure if they have, I do know that some Kingdom Halls I have been in don't have decent library's, they have a desktop computer.
I do remember back in the early 1980s, the congregation receiving a letter from the Society, bragging about all the new building projects they were doing around the world and that they wanted all Kingdom Halls and publishers to send them their old literature so that they can distribute them to the various new Halls and headquarters so they would have a decent theocratic library.
Now in my congregation, we had about 8 bethelites, including the P.O. and most of the elders and servants. I recall boxes and boxes of books, tracts, booklets being put into cars and being hauled off to Brooklyn. I specifically remember the letter emphasizing the need of Russell/Rutherford era literature. I later found out that the Society had a bonfire with the books. Randy Watters verified it for me many years ago.