Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
- 90 sound recordings : analog.
- 82 sound tape reels : analog.
- 8 sound discs : analog.
These noncommercial recordings were collected by Ruth Rubin and consist primarily of field recordings of Yiddishfolksong and folklore that she made in New York City and Montreal. She classifies this material into children's songs, drinking songs, folklore, love songs, poverty songs,and other categories. The collection also contains many folksong performances by Rubin herself, radio programs featuring Yiddish folksong, as well as several of her lectures and interviews.
Ruth Rubin was a folkorist and a noted performer of Yiddish folksong. Her performances in New York included recitals at Carnegie Hall and at Town Hall. She was born in Montreal in 1906.
Controlled Access Terms
- Folklorists -- Interviews.
- Folk songs, Yiddish.
- Sound recordings.