Catalogs of the Beethoven Center's collections
The Beethoven Gateway (formerly the Beethoven Bibliography Database)
The Beethoven Gateway currently lists about 80% of the Beethoven Center's manuscripts, scores, books, and journal articles.
An online database of subject and genre terms used for searching the Beethoven Gateway that includes detailed lists of Beethoven documents and works. Click on the computer icon to connect or get more info.
This inventory of the collection of arts prints, objects, and archives is not yet available online, but a general finding aid is available. To request a search for specific materials, contact the Curator.
Sound Recordings and Videos Catalog
The Beethoven Center's collection of sound recordings and audio/visual media is currently listed only in an in-house catalog. To request a search for a particular recording, contact the Curator.
Other Online Finding Aids for Beethoven materials:
This online index includes descriptions of Beethoven manuscripts, first and early editions, and other materials sold at auction from 1985 to the present. It allows searching for works, auction house, dates, amount of sale, title keywords, and catalog numbers (e.g. Brandenburg and Anderson numbers for Beethoven letters). Click on the computer icon for access or get more info.
This list, compiled by Patricia Stroh, provides brief descriptions of rare Beethoveniana located in institutions and private collections in the United States. It includes Beethoven letters and other biographical manuscript sources, music manuscripts, and other unique documents and artifacts.
For Beethoven collections in other libraries and archives outside of the U.S., see our list of links.