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A note on the history of the Beethoven-Haus




While reflecting and dealing with the history of the Beethoven-Haus during the Nazi era, the business archive of the Beethoven-Haus was rearranged and added to catalogues and finding aids. The archive dates back to the founding year of the Beethoven-Haus association in 1889 and consists of subject files, correspondence and protocol series, guest and accounting books. In addition, there is a partial inheritance from Hermann Josef Abs, president of the Beethoven-Haus association (1960 to 1994), and a partial inheritance featuring around 200 letters to Swiss autograph collector Samuel Geiser (1907 to 1993).