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WTArchive contains files of older, out of print, Watchtower publications which are now in the public domain. Also included are several public domain documents of historic importance or by associates of the Watch Tower Society. Unless otherwise indicated, all files are in PDF format. 

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Historical Influences     N.H. Barbour Era (1870-1880)     C.T. Russell Era (1876-1916)  

J.F. Rutherford Era (1917-1942)     Publications After 1942    Magazines

Publications By Associates     Trials & Legal      Newsclippings & Magazine Articles

Bibles      Concordances & Other Sources

 


Historical Documents

Historical Influences

Historical influences : (See Jehovah's Witnesses: Proclaimers of God's Kingdom pp. 45, 133-134)

Millerite/Second Adventist:

1840 William Miller Chart

1841 William Miller Evidence from Scripture & History  Scanned version Text Version

1842 William Miller Views of the Prophecies Scanned version  Text Version

1842 William Miller Dissertations  Text version

1853 Memoirs of William Miller   By Sylvester Bliss

1844 History of the Second Advent Believers  

1874 History of the Second Advent Message   By Isaac Wellcome

Contemporary Critiques of William Miller:

1840 The Theory of William Miller Utterly Exploded

1840 Dowling's Reply to Miller

1840 Miller Overthrown  (offsite link)

1843 Two Discourses on Prophecy

George Storrs:

1843 Bible Examiner

1850 Storrs The Unity of Man 

1853 Bible Vs. Tradition  Publication of The Bible Examiner

1853 Death Not Life  Publication of The Bible Examiner

1856 Six Sermons Storrs (scanned version)  Text version

1872 Annihilation of the Wicked Scripturally Considered  Contemporary critique of Storrs

1883 Biography of George Storrs   

John Taylor: (Cited by Russell, Smyth, the Edgars)

1864 The Battle of the Standards

Joseph A. Seiss:

1861 The Day of the Lord

1863 The Last Times Seiss  Originally published in 1856. Cited in "Proclaimers," p. 46.

1877 A Miracle in Stone Seiss (scan)   Distributed through the Watchtower Society (See 1st edition of "Thy Kingdom Come," Volume 3 of Millennial Dawn, p. 382). 

1877 A Miracle in Stone Seiss   Text Version

C. Piazzi Smyth: (See Volume 3 of Millennial Dawn/Studies of the Scriptures)

1867 Life and Work at the Great Pyramid  3 volumes in one PDF

1870 Photography at the Great Pyramid 

1880 Smyth Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid  Distributed through the Watchtower Society (See 1st edition of "Thy Kingdom Come," Volume 3 of Millennial Dawn, p. 382). 

1884 New Measurements Great Pyramid  Has notes by Morton Edgar.

1884 Imaginary Metrological System of the Great Pyramid  Contemporary criticism of Smyth

Other influences:

1823 Even-Tide Gentile Times By John A. Brown. See "Proclaimers" p. 134

1878 Seola  Influenced the book Angels and Women. See The Golden Age, Dec. 3, 1924 pp. 150, 151.

Early Contemporaries:

1877 Review of The Three Worlds in The Rainbow

1877 Review of The Three Worlds in The Bible Examiner  By George Storrs

1878 Review of Object and Manner in The Bible Examiner  By George Storrs

1884 The Theocratic Kingdom by George N.H. Peters. Volume 3 is dedicated to W.H. Conley, (first president of the Watch Tower Society-- see "Proclaimers" p. 576). The Theocratic Kingdom was reviewed in the May, 1883 Watch Tower.

N.H. Barbour Era (1870-1880)

N.H. Barbour Era (1870-1880) :

1871 Evidences For Coming of Lord in 1873 by Barbour 

1874-1876 Herald of the Morning 

1877 The Three Worlds   Scan version.   Text version  (offsite link)

1877 Advent Christian Times Barbour Russell 

1877 Barbour Russell Handbill

1878 Herald of the Morning 

1879 Herald of the Morning 

1880 Herald of the Morning  Contains portions of July and August issues.

C.T. Russell Era (1876-1916)

C.T. Russell Era (1876-1916) :

For a quick overview of Russell's writings, see:

1916 Studies in the Scriptures (text)  Text files of the 1916 edition of the first 6 volumes 

Harvest Gleanings  (Volumes 1-3)

1879-1916 Watch Tower   Text edition, searchable PDF

Charles Taze Russell Omnibus  (publications published posthumously)

1879-1916 Expanded Biblical Comments 

Documents from the Russell era:

Millennial Dawn and Studies in the Scriptures:

Volume 1: 

1886 The Plan of the Ages 1st Edition

1886 The Plan of the Ages 1902 Edition

1886 Divine Plan of the Ages 1909 Edition 

1886 The Plan of the Ages 1905 Edition 

Volume 2:

1889 The Time Is At Hand 1st Edition

1889 The Time Is At Hand 1902 Edition 

1889 The Time Is At Hand 1902 Edition

1889 The Time Is At Hand 1911 Edition 

1889 The Time Is At Hand 1927 Edition 

Volume 3:

1890 Thy Kingdom Come 1st Edition

1890 Thy Kingdom Come 1898 Edition 

1890 Thy Kingdom Come 1911 Edition 

Volume 4:

1897 The Day of Vengeance  First Edition

1897 The Day of Vengeance   Later re-titled "The Battle of Armageddon"

1897 The Battle of Armageddon 1914 Edition

Volume 5:

1899 The At-one-ment Between God and Man  First Edition

1899 The At-one-ment Between God and Man (1910 edition) 

Volume 6:

1904 The New Creation (1909 edition) 

1904 The New Creation (1915 edition)

Special edition combining Volume 1 with part of Volume 3:

1913 The Divine Plan of the Ages as Seen in the Great Pyramid

Other items from the Russell era:

1876 Bible Examiner Russell Scan of first article written by Russell

1877 Advent Christian Times Barbour Russell 

1877 Object and Manner of Our Lord's Return  Russell's first booklet

1877 The Three Worlds   Scan version. Text version (offsite link)

1880 Day Dawn  by John Paton. The first book distributed by the Watch Tower magazine

1881 Food For Thinking Christians 

1881 The Tabernacle and Its Teachings 

1886 Chart of the Ages

1890 The Wonderful Story  by Maria Russell

1892 Thy Word is Truth

1894 WT Extra A Conspiracy Exposed 

1896 Zions Glad Songs 

1897 What Say Scriptures Spiritualism 

1898 The Bible Versus the Evolution Theory 

1899 Tabernacle Shadows 

1900 Which is the True Gospel?

1902 Hymns of Dawn 

1905 Daily Heavenly Manna 

1905 In the Garden of the Lord

1906 Scriptures on Calamities

1907 Man's Salvation  By J.F. Rutherford

1908 Russell White Debate  Moderated by J.F. Rutherford

1908 Sept. 1 Zion's Watch Tower 

1908 Zion's Watch Tower (scanned PDF)

1910 Jewish Hopes

1910 Bible Chronology Chart   Used for public lectures

1911 Bible Student Convention Pictures 

1914 Photo Drama of Creation   Original book version

1914 Photo Drama of Creation Part 1  Color slides

1914 Photo Drama of Creation Part 2  Color slides

1914 Photo Drama of Creation Part 3  Color slides

1915 Our Temple IBSA Chicago

1915 Poems of Dawn 

1915 Rutherford Troy Debate 

1915 A Great Battle in the Ecclesiastical Heavens   by J.F. Rutherford

1915-1916 Militarism by J.F. Rutherford

1916 Russell Overland Monthly 

1916 What Pastor Russell Said 

1916 What Pastor Russell Taught 

1916 Charles Taze Russell Will

1916 Russell Death Letter

1917 Pastor Russells Sermons 

Russell Grave Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

J.F. Rutherford Era (1917-1942)

J.F. Rutherford Era (1917-1942) :

Volume 7 of Studies in the Scriptures

1917 The Finished Mystery (First Edition) (Text version)

1917 The Finished Mystery  (1918 Edition) (Scanned)

1916-1918_Studies in the Scriptures (text version of all 7 volumes, includes Finished Mystery)

Other publications:

1917 The Fall of Babylon 

1917 Watchtower Bible Student Schism

1918 Proxy 

1919 Jan Bible Student Convention 

1919 Is There a God?

1919 Where are the Dead?

1919 The Case of the IBSA

1920 Millions Now Living Will Never Die  (34 MB, Searchable)

1920 Millions Now Living Will Never Die  (6 MB, Not Searchable)

1920s Comforted of God

1920s The Call of the Bride

1921 The Harp of God First Edition Subtitled: "Proof Conclusive That Millions Now Living Will Never Die"

1921 The Harp of God 1928 Revision

1922 School of the Prophets   Referenced in "Proclaimers" p. 247

1924 The Way to Paradise

1926 Deliverance 

1930 Beth Sarim Deed 

1930 (Circa) Bethel Home Rules and Regulations

1935 Calendar Golden Age 

1935 Loyalty

1937 Uncovered

1938 Face The Facts 

1940 End of Nazism

1940 Judge Rutherford Uncovers Fifth Column

1941 God and the State

1941 End of Axis Powers 

1941 Jehovah's Servants Defended

Link to online books by Rutherford  (offsite link)

Link to online booklets by Rutherford  (offsite link)

Publications from 1942 onwards:

Publications from 1942 onwards :

1942 The New World

1943 The Truth Shall Make You Free

1944 The Kingdom is at Hand

1945 Charter of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society 

1946 Equipped For Every Good Work

1946 Theocratic Aid For Kingdom Publishers

1946 Let God Be True (first edition)

1949 Counsel on Theocratic Organization For Jehovah's Witnesses

1950 Songs to Jehovah's Praise

1950 Defending and Legally Establishing the Good News  by Hayden C. Covington

1950 This Means Everlasting Life

1952 Let God Be True (second edition)

1952 Dwelling Together in Unity

1953 Make Sure of All Things

1953 New Heavens and a New Earth

1955 You May Survive Armageddon into God's New World

1955 Qualified To Be Ministers

1955 Preaching Together in Unity

1958 Your Will Be Done On Earth

1958 From Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained

1960 Preaching and Teaching in Peace and Unity Revision of "Preaching Together in Unity"

Magazines

Magazines

The Bible Examiner

1843 Bible Examiner

The Herald of the Morning

1874-1876 Herald of the Morning  Text version

1878 Herald of the Morning 

1879 Herald of the Morning 

1880 Herald of the Morning   Contains portions of July and August issues.

Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence

Unless otherwise indicated, these are text versions.

1879 Watch Tower 

1880 Watch Tower 

1881 Watch Tower 

1882 Watch Tower 

1883 Watch Tower 

1884 Watch Tower 

1885 Watch Tower 

1886 Watch Tower 

1887 Watch Tower 

1888 Watch Tower 

1889 Watch Tower 

1890 Watch Tower 

1891 Watch Tower 

1892 Watch Tower 

1893 Watch Tower 

1894 Watch Tower 

1894 WT Extra A Conspiracy Exposed   Scanned version

1895 Watch Tower 

1896 Watch Tower 

1897 Watch Tower 

1898 Watch Tower 

1899 Watch Tower 

1900 Watch Tower 

1901 Watch Tower 

1902 Watch Tower 

1903 Watch Tower 

1904 Watch Tower 

1905 Watch Tower 

1906 Watch Tower 

1907 Watch Tower 

1908 Zion's Watch Tower (scanned PDF)

1908 Watch Tower 

The Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence (name change)

1909 Watch Tower 

1910 Watch Tower 

1911 Watch Tower 

1912 Jan Watch Tower   Scanned version

1912 Watch Tower 

1913 Watch Tower 

1914 Watch Tower  

1915 Watch Tower 

1916 Watch Tower 

The Golden Age

All Golden Age, Consolation, and Awake files are scanned versions:

1919 Golden Age 

1920 Golden Age 

1921 Golden Age 

1922 Golden Age 

1923 Golden Age 

1924 Golden Age 

1930-1934 Golden Age  (various issues)

1935 Golden Age  (various issues)

1936-1937 Golden Age  (various issues)

Consolation

1938-1940 Consolation (various issues)

1941-1944 Consolation (various issues)

Awake!

1947 Awake!

1948 Awake!

several years to be added -- work in progress

Publications by Associates

Publications by Associates of Russell and Rutherford :

Publications by John and Morton Edgar:

1910 Great Pyramid Passages, Volume 1 cover only, work in progress

1911 Edgar Pyramid Lecture from Convention Report 

1913 Great Pyramid Passages, Volume 2

1923 Great Pyramid Passages, Volume 1 (revised) Does not include Letters from Egypt

1924 Great Pyramid Passages Volume II  (revised)

1924 The Great Pyramid -- Its Spiritual Symbolism

1924 The Great Pyramid -- Its Scientific Features

1924 The Great Pyramid -- Its Time Features

1924 Great Pyramid, Its Symbolism, Science and Prophecy 

The Watchtower Society and John and Morton Edgar Contains several of the Edgar's booklets

Publications by M.L. MacPhail:

1896 Zions Glad Songs   from 1896 Zion's Watch Tower

1908 Zion's Glad Songs

Publication by Franz Zurcher:

1939 Croisade contre le christianisme  in French

Publication by J.A. Bohnet:

1905 Features of the Plan of God

Publications by Marley Cole:

1955 Jehovah's Witnesses: The New World Society

1957 Triumphant Kingdom

Publication by A.H. Macmillan:

1915 Macmillan Letter

Faith on the March  (offsite link)

Trials and Legal

Trials and Legal :

1905 Watch Tower V City of Allegheny Decision

1918 Rutherford vs. the United States Trial 

1941 Jehovah's Servants Defended

Moyle Trial

Adelaide Company of Jehovah's Witnesses V. Commonwealth of Australia

Australian Government Files Re: JWs

Walsh Trial 

1950 Defending and Legally Establishing the Good News  by Hayden C. Covington

1950 Selective Service Memorandum  by Hayden C. Covington

1953 Procedures of Jehovah's Witnesses Under Selective Service  by Covington

News and Magazines

News clippings and magazine articles :

News Clippings Judge Rutherford 

News Clippings Millions Campaign 

News Clippings Pastor Russell Sermons 

1940s Reports on Jehovah's Witnesses

Watchtower Scrapbook

Bibles

Bibles

1610 Douay Rheims Bible 

1611 King James Version   Scan of original 1611 version

1808 Unitarian NT    "An Improved Version"

1864 Emphatic Diaglott 

1890 Darby Bible

1898 Youngs Literal Translation 

1901 American Standard Version 

1902 Rotherham Emphasized Bible  Scanned version

1902 Rotherham Emphasized Bible (text) 

1937 Greber New Testament 

Steven T. Byington's The Bible in Living English   (offsite link)

Hebrew Interlinear    Greek Interlinear   (offsite links)

Westcott & Hort Interlinear  (offsite link)

New Jerusalem Bible (offsite link)

Companion Bible -- Based on KJV  (offsite link to PDF files)

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures  (offsite link)

Concordances & Other

Concordances & Other Sources

1866 Englishmans Hebrew Concordance I 

1897 Moulton Geden Concordance  (listed as J-20 in the Kingdom Interlinear)

1903 Englishmans Greek Concordance 

Youngs Analytical Concordance

1903 The Two Babylons 

1927 Dana Mantey Grammar 

 

 

 

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