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.

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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 - I'm Coming Virginia
Composer(s) : Heywood
2 - Alexander's Ragtime Band
Composer(s) : Irving Berlin
3 - Darktown Stutters' Ball
Composer(s) : Brooks
4 - One and Two Blues
Composer(s) : Brooks
5 - Dear Old Southland
Composer(s) : Layton ; Creamer
6 - Body and Soul
Composer(s) : Heyman ; Sour ; Eyton ; Green
7 - Echoes of Harlem
Composer(s) : Williams ; Ellington
8 - Why was I Born?
Composer(s) : Hammerstein II ; Kern