The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

Maple Leaf Rag Ragtime in Rural America

Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station

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 the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Dallas Rag
Composer(s) : N/A
2 - Southern Rag
Composer(s) : Blind Blake
3 - Drew Drop Alley
Composer(s) : Sugar Underwood
4 - Piccolo Rag
Composer(s) : Blind Boy Fuller
5 - Atlanta Rag
Composer(s) : Cow Cow Davenport
6 - Kill It Kid
Composer(s) : Blind Willie McTell
7 - The Entertainer
Composer(s) : Scott Joplin
8 - Maple Leaf Rag
Composer(s) : Scott Joplin
9 - Mexican Rag
Composer(s) : Darby and Tarlton
10 - Hawkins Rag
Composer(s) : Ezrz "Ted" Hawkins
11 - Guitar Rag
Composer(s) : Sylvester Weaver
12 - Chinese Rag
Composer(s) : N/A
13 - Barn Dance Rag
Composer(s) : Bill Boyd
14 - Sumter Rag/Steel Guitar Rag
Composer(s) : Leon McAuliffe
15 - Cannon Ball Rag / Bugle Call Rag
Composer(s) : Kennedy Jones / Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers and Elmer Schoebel
16 - Randy Lynn Rag
Composer(s) : Earl Scruggs