The Judaic Collection contains sound recordings considered to reflect Jewish life and culture. It contains: Comedy; Immigrant culture; Israeli history, Cantorial/Liturgical music and Klezmer. This collection contains recordings in Yiddish, Sephardic, Hebrew, and English. Secular performances by prominent Jewish artists and/or composers are also included.
Please note, some songs may only be available as snippets due to US Copyright laws. These items are noted with (Research Station) and only allow for 45 seconds snippets to be played.
The Vintage Collection contains sound recordings released between 1901 and 1970. The vast majority of these recordings are on 78 rpm discs, but 45 rpm discs and long-playing LPs may also be included.
Please note, some songs may only be available as snippets due to US Copyright laws.
These items are noted with (Research Station) and only allow for 45 seconds snippets to be played.
Most of the recordings in the RSA Jazz Collection were originally donated to FAU in 2006 by Dr. Henry F. Ivey. Lovingly accumulated for over 60 years, this collection contains all the jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Eddie Condon, Jelly Roll Morton, etc., etc., etc.
Additional substantial donations of jazz phonograph records, tapes and CDs were received from the Jack Saul Estate, Richard Shinedling, and others.
The RSA Jazz Collection now contains over 21,000 items. About 16,000 have been inventoried so far. Very few have been digitized to date.
LISTEN TO STREAMING AUDIO This player contains selections from the Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) at Florida Atlantic University Libraries Vintage, Jazz and Judaic collections. Some songs may only be available as snippets due to US Copyright laws.
Those recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like.
These recordings can be identified by an icon when searching & the words (RESEARCH STATION) when listening to recordings in the player. While these recordings are restricted to 45 seconds on the public website, full access is available through the RSA's Research Station and may be accessed only for bona fide academic study and research.
If you are not part of the FAU community and interested in gaining access, you may apply by visiting Research Station in the menu above.