Blavatsky Foundation

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Logo of Blavatsky Foundation in 1971

The Blavatsky Foundation was established February 21, 1968 as a nonprofit corporation in Fresno, California by Mabel E. Carrithers, Nathan W. Carrithers, and Walter A. Carrithers, Jr. The organization maintains a website that makes available the works of Walter A. Carrithers, Jr., plus articles by Leslie Price and John Cooper.

Articles of Incorporation

The Articles of Incorporation state these objectives:

(a) To operate for the public betterment of education and religion, for universal progress in the spiritual good of mankind, by promoting and perpetuating in public esteem and understanding, and by protecting and preserving for future generations, knowledge of the case for Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, for her works, for her writings and for the teachings received through her agency during her lifetime and which have had a marked influence on the religious, philosophic, ethical and scientific thought of the twentieth century.

(b) To establish, add to, and permanently maintain, by acquisitions purchased and donated, a reference and research library and central document depository consisting of original source materials including books, pamphlets, magazines, microfilms, and manuscripts, both common and rare, both published and unpublished, together with related memorabilia and relics, comprising information of value which ought to be preserved for present and future historians and for coming generations, as relating to the case for Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, for her works, for her writings and for the teachings received through her agency during her lifetime.

(c) To establish, add to, and permanently maintain, by acquisitions donated and purchased through subscription to necessary news-clipping, reporting services, a continuously updated file of all references and information relating to Madame Blavatsky and “Theosophy” as such notices may appear in the world press and in current books and other public communications; and, by so doing, to preserve an unique fund and record for future historians in the fields of religion, philosophy, ethics, science and human understanding.

NOTE: Eleven more objectives are stated in a 1970 revision of the articles.[1]

Additional resources

  • Walter A. Carrithers, Jr. conducted an extensive correspondence with Boris de Zirkoff that is available in the Boris de Zirkoff Papers, Theosophical Society in America Archives.

Notes

  1. Articles of Incorporation of The Blavatsky Foundation. October 22, 1970. Boris de Zirkoff Papers. Records Series 22. Theosophical Society in America Archives.