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
30,329

Updated February 11, 2014

Printed scores
First editions
354
Early editions (to 1900)
3,237
Modern editions (1901-
930
Other composers
315
Total scores
4,836
 
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)
527
Other books and periodicals
4,472
Total books and periodicals
4,999

 

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
224
Portraits of other people
198
Places
446
Other 103
Total graphic materials
971

 

Objects
Busts and sculpture
129
Medallions and coins
65
Other objects
180
Keyboard instruments
6
Total objects
380

 

Ephemera
Programs
120
Posters
56
Newspapers
33
Other
56
Total ephemera
265