Collection Facts

Extent: 
138 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1880 - 2020

Historical Context

Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (1861 - 1925) was known for many things, including being a philosopher and social reformer. He was the founder of an esoteric spiritual movement known as anthroposophy, which involved both spirituality and natural sciences. It is concerned with all aspects of human life, spirit and humanity’s future well-being. Steiner was also a literary critic and published multiple philosophical works in his lifetime.

Scope of Collection

This collection is a sampling of some of the library’s most popular items, including works by Rudolf Steiner, commentary on his life and work, and works by other anthroposophical authors. The collection also documents Waldorf education: curriculum, child development, and other topics of particular interest to teachers and parents.