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
30,822

Updated September 17, 2014

Printed scores
First editions
355
Early editions (to 1900)
3,303
Modern editions (1901-
954
Other composers
436
Total scores
5,048
 
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
4,583
Total books and periodicals
5,115

 

Journal articles and other essays
Indexed in Beethoven Gateway
12,956
Not yet indexed
822
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
228
Portraits of other people
217
Places
562
Other 108
Total graphic materials
1,115

 

Objects
Busts and sculpture
133
Medallions and coins
65
Other objects
192
Keyboard instruments
6
Total objects
396

 

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