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 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
  5. Stamps
  6. Photographs
    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. Original artworks
    6. Film stills and drawings

Objects


  1. Busts and small statues
  2. Masks
  3. Medallions
  4. Miniatures
  5. Plates, vases, and other glass/ceramic objects
  6. Book ends
  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

Ephemera


  1. Handbills and concert announcements
  2. Programs and playbills
  3. Newspapers and magazines
  4. Other advertisements
  5. Scrap books
  6. Calendars
  7. Tickets
  8. Poems (without graphics)
  9. Pamphlets/brochures
  10. Miscellaneous

Archives


  1. Ira F. Brilliant collection
  2. William S. Newman collection
  3. Thomas Wendel collection
  4. Beethoven Center history collection
  5. American Beethoven Society history collection
    1. National
    2. New York chapter

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