Statistics

Current collection statistics

These statistics include only cataloged and partially cataloged materials located at the Beethoven Center and therefore are not a complete accounting of the breadth of the collections.

Collection total
30,659

Updated August 12, 2014

Printed scores
First editions
355
Early editions (to 1900)
3,274
Modern editions (1901-
949
Other composers
381
Total scores
4,959
 
Manuscripts
Beethoven letters
9
Beethoven music manuscripts
1
Manuscript copies of Beethoven's music
12
Other Beethoven documents
2
Autograph letters of other people
52
Music manuscripts of other people
14
Total manuscripts
90
 
Books and periodicals
Rare (published before 1900)
532
Other books and periodicals
4,522
Total books and periodicals
5,054

 

Journal articles and other essays
Indexed in Beethoven Gateway
12,337
Not yet indexed
1,451
Total journal articles
13,778

 

Sound recordings
CDs
2,471
Albums (Vinyl LP & 78s)
2,170
Cassettes
131
Other (piano rolls, etc.)
12
Total sound recordings
4,784

 

Audio/visual
VHS tapes
140
DVD
43
CD-ROM
28
Other media
15
Total audio/visual
226

 

Graphic materials
Beethoven portraits
227
Portraits of other people
214
Places
562
Other 106
Total graphic materials
1,109

 

Objects
Busts and sculpture
131
Medallions and coins
65
Other objects
187
Keyboard instruments
6
Total objects
389

 

Ephemera
Programs
122
Posters
56
Newspapers
34
Other
58
Total ephemera
270