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
31,249

Updated November 10, 2015

Printed scores
First editions
360
Early editions (to 1900)
3,357
Modern editions (1901-
999
Other composers
441
Total scores
5,157
 
Manuscripts
Beethoven letters
9
Beethoven music manuscripts
1
Manuscript copies of Beethoven's music
13
Other Beethoven documents
2
Autograph letters of other people
53
Music manuscripts of other people
16
Total manuscripts
94
 
Books and periodicals
Rare (published before 1900)
541
Other books and periodicals
4,679
Total books and periodicals
5,220

 

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.)
13
Total sound recordings
4,818

 

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

 

Graphic materials
Beethoven portraits
238
Portraits of other people
237
Places
621
Other 141
Total graphic materials
1,237

 

Objects
Busts and sculpture
144
Medallions and coins
68
Other objects
200
Keyboard instruments
6
Total objects
418

 

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