In the early 1980s together with my brothers we decided to started collecting Watchtower literature and have them neatly in a library at home. With the help of our father he gave us all the books bought during the years that he had stored in a big wooden box.
After purchasing all the literature that we had missing from the Kingdom Hall we decided to write letters to the World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Brooklyn New York as well to the British and Australian Branch office.
Unfortunately none of our requests bear fruit as they informed us: “it is doubtful whether they are available anywhere in the world….” (CA February 23, 1983); “unable to supply the old publications you request.” (SA: SG September 20, 1983) “we will keep your letter on our files….”(SA: SG January 22, 1983).
During the years we managed to obtain many of these early books going back to 1879 when this religious organization was started.
Through Barbara Anderson we learned that in 30 Columbia Heights Building New York they had a warehouse storage where they kept many old literature which Don Kommers the assistant of Vern Wisegarver was responsible for.
Through these publications we learned what exactly was written by Charles Russell and Joseph Rutherford regarding predictions that never came to be.