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.

Portraits of Jewish Life


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberFAM-1022
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Famous Records
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number400687
Number of Tracks8
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Images of Jewish life that an artist might paint with paint and a brush are, on this album, painted by the talents of Israel Welichansky. Jewish life at the turn of the 20th century in all its variety, pathos, charm and happiness is revealed in each song sung in Yiddish. The story behind each song is explained in English on the back cover of the album.

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 - Clinton Street
Composer(s) : N. Weisman
2 - A Gilgul Fun a Nigun
Composer(s) : I.L. Peretz
3 - Mottele
Composer(s) : Mordecai Gebirtig
4 - Sadoht Shbemeck
Composer(s) : Words: W.L. Ben Amitty - Music: Efraim Ben Chaim
5 - A Litviser Maggid
Composer(s) : Tunkeler
6 - Klip Klop In Di Goldene Tir
Composer(s) : Abraham Y. Lessin
7 - A Gut Morgen
Composer(s) : Music - Enoch Cohen, Words - Brotherzon
8 - Yiddish
Composer(s) : Mani Leib