This exhibit would not have been possible
without the groundbreaking research of music historian Dr. Michael Broyles, Professor of Music at Florida State University and emeritus Distinguished Professor of Music and American history at Pennsylvania State University.
His new book on the subject, Beethoven in America, is published by Indiana University Press.
With the exception of the Schulz cartoons, all of the objects in the exhibit were given to the
Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies
by members of the American Beethoven Society. If you love Beethoven, please become a member to support future projects.
Generous funding for the exhibit also came from the San José Office of Cultural Affairs and San José State University.
The exhibit was curated by Michael Broyles, William Meredith, and Patricia Stroh. The online version was created by Patricia Stroh.
We would also like to thank Thomas Fairbanks for his assistance with graphic design; Kathy Fox, Beethoven Center,
for her work on the exhibit labels; Dr. William George, President of the American Beethoven Society, for editorial and installation assistance; Bruce Lakovic for his assistance in installing the exhibit; Ted Lorraine, grants writer for the American Beethoven Society; and Jane O’Cain, Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center,
for her assistance with the Peanuts cartoons.