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: 31,911

Updated May 16, 2019

Printed Scores

  • First editions: 362
  • Early editions (to 1900): 3,422
  • Modern editions (1901-current): 1,011
  • Other composers: 505
  • Total Scores: 5,300

Manuscripts

  • Beethoven letters: 9
  • Beethoven music manuscripts: 1
  • Manuscript copies of Beethoven's music: 13
  • Other Beethoven documents: 2
  • Autograph letters of other people: 54
  • Music manuscripts of other people: 16
  • Total manuscripts: 95

Books and Periodicals

  • Rare (published before 1900): 612
  • Other books and periodicals: 4,858
  • Total books and periodicals: 5,470

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.): 15
  • Total sound recordings: 4,820

Audio/Visual

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

Graphic Materials

  • Beethoven portraits: 246
  • Portraits of other people: 263
  • Places: 826
  • Other: 151
  • Total graphic materials: 1,486

Objects

  • Busts and sculpture: 148
  • Medallions and coins: 68
  • Other objects: 207
  • Keyboard instruments: 6
  • Total objects: 429

Ephemera

  • Programs: 126
  • Posters: 56
  • Newspapers: 37
  • Other: 61
  • Total ephemera: 280