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
30,911

Updated November 14, 2014

Printed scores
First editions
360
Early editions (to 1900)
3,306
Modern editions (1901-
954
Other composers
436
Total scores
5,056
 
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)
535
Other books and periodicals
4,590
Total books and periodicals
5,127

 

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

 

Sound recordings
CDs
2,485
Albums (Vinyl LP & 78s)
2,171
Cassettes
131
Other (piano rolls, etc.)
12
Total sound recordings
4,799

 

Audio/visual
VHS tapes
140
DVD
43
CD-ROM
28
Other media
16
Total audio/visual
227

 

Graphic materials
Beethoven portraits
229
Portraits of other people
223
Places
579
Other 123
Total graphic materials
1,154

 

Objects
Busts and sculpture
140
Medallions and coins
65
Other objects
196
Keyboard instruments
6
Total objects
407

 

Ephemera
Programs
123
Posters
56
Newspapers
34
Other
58
Total ephemera
271