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
31,001

Updated January 30, 2015

Printed scores
First editions
360
Early editions (to 1900)
3,310
Modern editions (1901-
956
Other composers
438
Total scores
5,065
 
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)
537
Other books and periodicals
4,596
Total books and periodicals
5,135

 

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

 

Sound recordings
CDs
2,501
Albums (Vinyl LP & 78s)
2,171
Cassettes
131
Other (piano rolls, etc.)
12
Total sound recordings
4,815

 

Audio/visual
VHS tapes
140
DVD 67
CD-ROM
28
Other media
16
Total audio/visual
251

 

Graphic materials
Beethoven portraits
229
Portraits of other people
225
Places
593
Other 139
Total graphic materials
1,186

 

Objects
Busts and sculpture
141
Medallions and coins
65
Other objects
196
Keyboard instruments
6
Total objects
408

 

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