Art and Archives Catalogs

The Beethoven Center maintains an inventory of the collection of arts prints, objects, ephemera, and archives in its collection. Although much of the art collection is cataloged in the Beethoven Gateway, there is a large backlog materials that have not yet been cataloged online. To request a search for a particular item, please contact the Curator.

The descriptions below provide outlines of the finding aids for these collections.

Graphics


  1. Framed prints
    1. Authentic Beethoven portraits
    2. Other depictions of Beethoven
    3. Monuments and sculpture
    4. Other Beethoven-related objects
    5. Mixed images
    6. Images of other people
    7. Documents
    8. Places
    9. Depictions of works or performances
    10. Other/miscellaneous
  2. Unframed prints
    • Same as above
  3. Cards
    1. Collections
    2. Individual cards (ordered same as 1. above)
    3. Autographed cards
    4. Book plates
  4. Posters (see also Ephemera, 4.)
  5. Stamps
  6. Photographs (for film stills, see 7.G.)
    1. Collections
      1. Beethoven images
      2. Beethoven sites
      3. Images of other people
      4. Beethoven Center staff, events, and collections
      5. Exhibits
      6. Albums
    2. Individual (ordered same as 1. above)
  7. Other
    1. Comic books and cartoons
    2. Travel brochures
    3. Labels
    4. Bank notes
    5. Phone cards
    6. Original artworks
    7. Film stills and drawings
    8. Magazine covers and articles framed for exhibits

Objects


  1. Busts and small statues
  2. Masks
  3. Medallions
  4. Miniatures
  5. Plates, vases, and other glass/ceramic objects
  6. Bookends
  7. Plaques and wall hangings
  8. Coins and tokens
  9. Sound recordings (piano rolls, signed CDs, etc.)
  10. Other commercial merchandise
  11. Hair
  12. Textiles
  13. Magic lantern slides
  14. Mannequins, puppets
  15. Props
  16. Awards, medals, ribbons, lapel pins, etc.
  17. Wax seals
  18. Metronomes
  19. Music engraving plates
  20. Household objects (see also O.5)

Ephemera


  1. Handbills, concert and meeting announcements
  2. Programs and playbills
  3. Newspapers and magazines
  4. Other advertisements, including publishers' catalogs, movie posters (see also Graphics 7G)
  5. Scrap books
  6. Calendars
  7. Tickets
  8. Unpublished poems (without graphics)
  9. Pamphlets/brochures
  10. Miscellaneous
  11. Documents about Vienna (19th century)

Archives


  1. Ira F. Brilliant archives
  2. Thomas Wendel / Arlene Okerlund archives
  3. William S. Newman archives
  4. Beethoven Center history archives
  5. American Beethoven Society archives
    1. National
    2. New York chapter
  6. Other Beethoven organizations

Collections


 

1. Hummel Family

2. Gertrude Behr Family Thayer Collection

Most of the archives and collections at the Beethoven Center have not yet been processed so no inventories are available.