STUDIENGEBĂ„UDE ALPENSTRASSE
AlpenstraĂźe 75
5020 Salzburg

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Dr. Gerhard Plasser
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MANUSCRIPTS AND PRINTED WORKS

HISTORY

Museum founder Vinzenz Maria Süss (1802–1868) already started to collect Salisburgensia, books, cards, graphics and works on paper on Salzburg art and history. 1870 marked the publication of the first printed catalogue of the Salisburgensia kept in the library of the Municipal Museum Carolino Augusteum; this included printed works, manuscripts, sheet music etc., also maps, plans and views, on a total of 117 pages. Since then, the holdings were increased through bequests and purchases, but depleted again through the effects of war and de-acquisitioning (sale, transfer to other museums and archives). Since the nineteenth century, the museum has collected new items including ex libris, obituary pictures, coats of arms and legacies of well known Salzburg artists and writers; parts of these can now be found in the Photographic and Graphics Collection.

SAMPLE OVERVIEW

The collection’s range encompasses original autographs of the famous Christmas carol “Silent Night” by Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber from the pre-1848 Revolution period (“Vormärz”), as well as poster stamp albums from 1914 to 1920, and the Missa Salisburgensis by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, also the cookery book by Maria Euphrosine Khumberger of 1735 containing 285 recipes.

INVENTORY OVERVIEW

The collection contains around 5,000 manuscripts and autographs. Furthermore, it holds realia and personal collections, family registers, diaries and obituary card collections. Then there are theatre bills and programmes of the Salzburg Landestheater and the Salzburg Festival. The music manuscripts and prints amount to 2,700 items. The very extensive poster collection was entered into a computer database and already includes 11,000 catalogued items. Obituary pictures and the coat of arms collection are also included in the inventory. An important section also arose through reception of the legacies of well known Salzburg personalities, including Richard Mayr, Anton Faistauer, Georg Trakl (Geipel Collection), Joseph Messner and August Brunetti-Pisano. 

NEW ACQUISITIONS

The Salzburg Museum Association supports the museum in its acquisitions. In December 2014, the museum succeeded in purchasing a journal by the museum patroness Caroline Augusta. Most of the new acquisitions for the collection stem, however, from gifts made by members of the Museum Association and the Salzburg populace.

TRANSPARENCY AND FUNCTION

Only a small part of the special collections is presented in the diverse exhibitions in the Neue Residenz. The library has the most important function: in the reference library, researchers and all interested users have access to all holdings for studying and working on them. Planning for the coming years includes linking the museum library to the Internet; this aims not only to enhance the library’s media presence, but also to improve research options for the visitors.
   

Image gallery

Miszellancodex, Salzburg, 1st half 9th c., parchment, ink, inv. no. BIB HS 2163
Miszellancodex, Salzburg, 1st half 9th c., parchment, ink, inv. no. BIB HS 2163
Hartmann Schedel, author, Michael Wolgemut, illustrations, view of the Fortress and the Cathedral in Salzburg, in: Hartmut Schedel, Buch der Chroniken, Nuremberg, 1493, paper, cardboard, print, inv. no. BIB INK 1, Bl. CCLXXIII
Hartmann Schedel, author, Michael Wolgemut, illustrations, view of the Fortress and the Cathedral in Salzburg, in: Hartmut Schedel, Buch der Chroniken, Nuremberg, 1493, paper, cardboard, print, inv. no. BIB INK 1, Bl. CCLXXIII
Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, archbishop, Des hochlöblichen Erzstifts Salzburg Bergwerksordnung (Mining Regulations of the Honourable Archiepiscopal Foundation of Salzburg) incl. index and proloque, Salzburg, 1551, print, paper, inv. no. BIB DRU 41587
Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, archbishop, Des hochlöblichen Erzstifts Salzburg Bergwerksordnung (Mining Regulations of the Honourable Archiepiscopal Foundation of Salzburg) incl. index and proloque, Salzburg, 1551, print, paper, inv. no. BIB DRU 41587
Conrad Hagger, author, Johann Jakob Lotter, printer, Neues Saltzburgisches Koch-Buch (New Salzburg Cookery Book), Augsburg, 1721, paper, leather cover over wood of the time, with metal clasp, print , inv. no. BIB DRU 4659
Conrad Hagger, author, Johann Jakob Lotter, printer, Neues Saltzburgisches Koch-Buch (New Salzburg Cookery Book), Augsburg, 1721, paper, leather cover over wood of the time, with metal clasp, print , inv. no. BIB DRU 4659
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg, 1764, Minuet in G Major KV 1 (1e) with Trio in C Major KV 1 (1f) for Piano, paper, ink, inv. no. BIB HS 24722
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg, 1764, Minuet in G Major KV 1 (1e) with Trio in C Major KV 1 (1f) for Piano, paper, ink, inv. no. BIB HS 2472
Anonymous, ex libris Lorenz HĂĽbner, Salzburg, last fourth 18th c., paper, inv. no. BIB EXL 0003
Anonymous, ex libris Lorenz HĂĽbner, Salzburg, last fourth 18th c., paper, inv. no. BIB EXL 0003
Joseph Mohr, Franz Xaver Gruber, Christmas carol “Silent Night", Salzburg, ca. 1824, iron gall ink on hand-made paper, inv. no. BIB HS 1814-97
Joseph Mohr, Franz Xaver Gruber, Christmas carol “Silent Night", Salzburg, ca. 1824, iron gall ink on hand-made paper, inv. no. BIB HS 1814-97
Gesellen-Verein Hallein, publisher, theatre bill, Stadttheater Hallein: Wem gehört die Frau? (Who does the woman belong to?), paper, print, inv. no. TZH 0041
Gesellen-Verein Hallein, publisher, theatre bill, Stadttheater Hallein: Wem gehört die Frau? (Who does the woman belong to?), paper, print, inv. no. TZH 0041
Gustav Jahn, print: Christoph Reissers Söhne, formerly Reisser & Werthner, poster of Zell am See...imperial and royal Austrian state railways, Vienna, ca. 1910, paper, lithography, inv. no. BIB PLA 02137
Gustav Jahn, print: Christoph Reissers Söhne, formerly Reisser & Werthner, poster of Zell am See...imperial and royal Austrian state railways, Vienna, ca. 1910, paper, lithography, inv. no. BIB PLA 02137
Hugo Gerhard Ströhl, Coat of arms of the districts of the Duchy of Salzburg, published by Philipp Strasser, Salzburg, 1908, paper, lithography, inv. no. BIB PLA 11646
Hugo Gerhard Ströhl, Coat of arms of the districts of the Duchy of Salzburg, published by Philipp Strasser, Salzburg, 1908, paper, lithography, inv. no. BIB PLA 11646
Georg Trakl, The Death of Don Juan: A tragedy in 3 acts, four sheets in folder, of which the first two are written on one side, two loose sheets, also written on one side. Title on shield on cover, cardboard, paper, ink, inv. no. BIB HS 2474
Georg Trakl, The Death of Don Juan:  A tragedy in 3 acts, four sheets in folder, of which the first two are written on one side, two loose sheets, also written on one side. Title on shield on cover, cardboard, paper, ink, inv. no. BIB HS 2474
Guest book of Richard Mayr, Salzburg, Vienna, Henndorf, paper, cardboard, ink, coloured pencil, watercolour, inv. no. BIB HS 2481
Guest book of Richard Mayr, Salzburg, Vienna, Henndorf, paper, cardboard, ink, coloured pencil, watercolour, inv. no. BIB HS 2481
Extract: Felix Albrecht Harta, The Singer Richard Mayr, inv. no. BIB HS 2481-000_004
Extract: Felix Albrecht Harta, The Singer Richard Mayr, inv. no.  BIB HS 2481-000_004
Poster stamp album, Selection: 323 Red Crossbill, Ornithological Station Salzburg, gift: Dr. Vita Huber-Hering, Darmstadt, Salzburg, 1900-20, cardboard, paper, bound and glued, print, inv. no. BIB DRU 28857
Poster stamp album, Selection: 323 Red Crossbill, Ornithological Station Salzburg, gift: Dr. Vita Huber-Hering, Darmstadt, Salzburg, 1900-20, cardboard, paper, bound and glued, print, inv. no. BIB DRU 28857
Poster stamp album, Selection: 531 Wurst- und Selchwarenfabrik (Sausage Products and Smoked Meats Factory) Hofer, gift: Dr. Vita Huber-Hering, Darmstadt, Salzburg, 1900-20, cardboard, paper, bound and glued, print, inv. no. BIB DRU 28857
Poster stamp album, Selection: 531 Wurst- und Selchwarenfabrik (Sausage Products and Smoked Meats Factory) Hofer, gift: Dr. Vita Huber-Hering, Darmstadt, Salzburg, 1900-20, cardboard, paper, bound and glued, print, inv. no. BIB DRU 28857
Joseph Messner, Salzburg Festival Fanfare, Opus 55/1, Salzburg, 1936, paper, ink, inv. no. NL Messner 072-a
Joseph Messner, Salzburg Festival Fanfare, Opus 55/1, Salzburg, 1936, paper, ink, inv. no. NL Messner  072-a
Bestattung (Undertakers) Buchsteiner Wallmann Ges.m.b.H., obituary picture of Fritz Kohle, Salzburg, 2006, print, paper, inv. no. BIB PERS 0004_a
Bestattung (Undertakers) Buchsteiner Wallmann Ges.m.b.H., obituary picture of Fritz Kohle, Salzburg, 2006, print, paper, inv. no. BIB PERS 0004_a
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