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
31,193

Updated April 16, 2015

Printed scores
First editions
360
Early editions (to 1900)
3,345
Modern editions (1901-
976
Other composers
441
Total scores
5,122
 
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
16
Total manuscripts
92
 
Books and periodicals
Rare (published before 1900)
538
Other books and periodicals
4,657
Total books and periodicals
5,195

 

Journal articles and other essays
Indexed in Beethoven Gateway
12,956
Not yet indexed
822
Total journal articles
13,778

 

Sound recordings
CDs
2,503
Albums (Vinyl LP & 78s)
2,171
Cassettes
131
Other (piano rolls, etc.)
12
Total sound recordings
4,817

 

Audio/visual
VHS tapes
140
DVD 69
CD-ROM
28
Other media
16
Total audio/visual
253

 

Graphic materials
Beethoven portraits
234
Portraits of other people
228
Places
614
Other 139
Total graphic materials
1,251

 

Objects
Busts and sculpture
141
Medallions and coins
65
Other objects
199
Keyboard instruments
6
Total objects
411

 

Ephemera
Programs
126
Posters
56
Newspapers
34
Other
58
Total ephemera
274