The primary part of the collection consists of American and British publications housed together and arranged alphabetically by title. French sheet music, German sheet music, sheet music from other nations and in other languages, and sheet music commemorating Charles Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight, are also housed in separate groups.
Provenance inscriptions appear on some of the sheet music; e.g., several pieces are described as donations from Orville Wright.
The collection includes some duplicate pieces.
Popular sheet music with aeronautical themes and/or illustrations, collected by Bella C. Landauer and formerly owned by the Aeronautical Archives of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. Various types of music are represented, including marches, songs, waltzes, sonatas, piano solos, etc. The bulk of the collection dates from the turn of the twentieth century through 1940, with some earlier and later pieces.