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
32,024

Updated March 3, 2020

Printed scores
First editions
362
Early editions (to 1900)
3,433
Modern editions (1901-
1,049
Other composers
515
Total scores
5,359

 

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
17
Total manuscripts
96

 

Books and periodicals
Rare (published before 1900)
612
Other books and periodicals
4,911
Total books and periodicals
5,523

 

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