Most of the music dates from 1900 to 1970 but includes a substantial number of examples from the nineteenth century. It is representative of the many and varied forms of music that have been popular, including show tunes, jazz, dance, etc. from Great Britain, the United States and Australia. Much of the collection are popular songs from overseas that have been published in Australia and feature Australian stage performers' portraits on the covers.
Catalogue of the exhibition of sheet music from the Rare Books Collection, Stardust Melodies.