Steiner Online Library

Bringing Anthroposophy to the World

aka Rudolf Steiner Archive   |   Interlochen, MI   |  www.rsarchive.org

Mission

To increase public awareness of Anthroposophy, a philosophy created by the 20th century polymath Rudolf Steiner, and foster research in that regard. Per this mission, SOL maintains the Rudolf Steiner Archive, a library of the works of Rudolf Steiner in English, and offers digital versions of the texts to the public online for research and educational purposes. SOL will also continue to translate the original German text of Steiner’s work into English and include such new translations in the library.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director and President

Chris Wietrzykowski

Director of Operations, Secretary and Treasurer

Karin Wietrzykowski

Main address

PO Box 42

Interlochen, MI 49643 USA

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EIN

85-2621701

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The advent of the technological revolution has caused mankind to fall into a deep materialism. Much of our former cultural life has been stripped away and is now supplied for us through television and computerized devices. We no longer ask ourselves important life questions but instead seek authoritative answers from political leaders and scientific "experts". The cost we pay is a loss of our spiritual freedom. Instead of following our own unique path we are coerced to follow one that has been set for us. Rudolf Steiner foresaw all these things in the early 20th century. His philosophy, Anthroposophy, provides a pathway back to a world that includes spirit. It explains how our material world is interwoven with an objectively real spiritual world that we can come to know through study and meditation. It explains the inner workings of reincarnation and karma. In whole, it provides a way for people to come to an understanding of their true place in relation to the world.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SteinerLibrary.org

Starting in September 2021 and continuing up to the present, SOL is developing SteinerLibrary.org—a new English language digital library and archive of over 6,000 collected works of Steiner, Anthroposophy, and related works including information regarding Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Population(s) Served

Starting in 1978 and continuing up to the present, The Rudolf Steiner Archive has been actively bringing Steiner's words to interested people around the world. The collection is the world's largest digital library of the works of Rudolf Steiner in English and holds over 6,000 collected works of Steiner, Anthroposophy, and related works including information regarding Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Related Program

RSArchive.org

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average number of unique visitors/day over a 30 day time period. Recorded 1-10-22

Number of books, lectures and articles available on SteinerLibrary.org

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Related Program

SteinerLibrary.org

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of website pageviews

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Related Program

RSArchive.org

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average number of page views/day over the last 30 days at SteinerLibrary.org. Recorded 01-10-22

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Steiner Online Library (SOL) aims to preserve the vast wealth of information contained in the books, articles and transcribed lectures given to the world through the personality of Rudolf Steiner.

A distinct summary of Steiner's message could be summed up by the Ancient Greek aphorism "Man, know thyself!" By studying his teachings we begin to truly understand our whole being and its purpose in the world. SOL presents this information in a free and easily searchable format to English speakers throughout the world to enable them to carry out this task of self-knowledge.

Thus, through this endeavor to know ourselves we come to better understand the world around us and our unique place in it. We become no longer merely cogs in a wheel but rather a wonderful synergy of individual, free beings working together as a unity.

The Rudolf Steiner Archive, which was founded by The eLib, Inc., has generously transferred to SOL certain assets pertaining to Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy and related works for continued preservation. SOL is creating a streamlined website and powerful search capability to aid current and future researchers. By updating the site to suit all devices and types of users, SOL will reach a broader audience around the world and grow Anthroposophy worldwide. In furtherance of this goal, SOL will also continue to locate additional works, translate them into English and include them in the Library.

SOL is well-suited to present this material to the world! With Dr. Wietrzykowski's computer programming skills and knowledge of the current RSArchive and Mrs. Wietrzykowski's legal knowledge of copyright, nonprofit law, and fundraising, we have a powerful team to that is energized and more than capable of tackling this enormous task.

The new website and search functions are in the process of being developed and the assets have been transferred from The eLib, Inc. to SOL. The new SOL facility is networked and ready to go. Dr. Wietrzykowski is now working diligently to update the technology to ensure future sustainability and ability to scale.

Financials

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Board of directors
as of 10/31/2022
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Board chair

Christopher Wietrzykowski

Christopher Wietrzykowski

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Karin Wietrzykowski

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