The longest running continuously published periodical, next to The
Watchtower itself. What's more, issue #1, released in March 1918, is
arguably one of the rarest of all the Society's publications. After
publishing the first 3 tabloid-sized issues in 1918, the Society took a
break until July 1939 when issue #4 appeared as a 4-page (9 x 12)
newsletter, followed by 11 more similar-sized 2-page issues from 1939 to
1946, the publications rested again until 1973, when it reemerged as a
4-page (7 x 9) brochure. Because the Watchtower Library disc
already contains the Kingdom News since 1973, this disc will serve as
its companion by filling in the gap and transporting the researcher back
to the beginning of this fascinating newsletter.
Succeeded the Bulletin and served as the predecessor to the
Informant. It enjoyed a brief existence from October 1935 to June
1936. As a result, any issue of the Director is extremely rare.
It provided "Field Publishers" with information regarding: organization
instructions, new publications, campaigns, statistic's, conventions,
radio broadcasts, sound equipment, etc. This disc contains the
Director for all nine months, and as an added bonus, it includes the
"Special October Issue" and the "January Extra" issue, for a total
of eleven exceptionally rare gems.
Replaced the Director and served as the predecessor to the
modern-day Kingdom Ministry. It ran from July 1936 to August
1956, in two different sizes. Initially, from 1936 to 1950, the issues
were the same large 2-page format as the Director (9 x 12).
However, some months saw 2 issues, and periodically, some issues were
published with pages. In 1951, the issues changed to a 4-page (7
x9) format, which mirrors the current Kingdom Ministry in format,
scope and purpose.
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