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
31,213

Updated July 21, 2015

Printed scores
First editions
360
Early editions (to 1900)
3,350
Modern editions (1901-
990
Other composers
441
Total scores
5,141
 
Manuscripts
Beethoven letters
9
Beethoven music manuscripts
1
Manuscript copies of Beethoven's music
13
Other Beethoven documents
2
Autograph letters of other people
52
Music manuscripts of other people
16
Total manuscripts
93
 
Books and periodicals
Rare (published before 1900)
541
Other books and periodicals
4,669
Total books and periodicals
5,210

 

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
236
Places
619
Other 140
Total graphic materials
1,233

 

Objects
Busts and sculpture
142
Medallions and coins
66
Other objects
199
Keyboard instruments
6
Total objects
413

 

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