Ludwig K. Rubinsky Collection of Record Albums

Ludwig K. Rubinsky Collection of Record Albums

Below is the finding aid that contextualizes and inventories this special collection at the Woody Guthrie Center Archives. Interested researchers must fill out an application prior to scheduling an appointment with the archivist.

Collection Processed by: Jorge Arévalo Mateus, PhD

Collection Guide Prepared by: Original finding aid was prepared by Jorge’ Arevalo Mateus, PhD; updated by Alaena Robbins, August, 2008 ; updated by Kate L. Blalack, July 2014.

Date Range:



1 linear foot (2 boxes)


Ludwig K. Rubinsky’s daughter, Melissa.

Scope and Content:

The Ludwig K. Rubinsky Collection consists of 16 10″ 78 RMP record albums.This Collection highlights original Guthrie recordings, including a copy of “Documentary #1: Struggle” upon with Guthrie collaborated with Sonny Terry. In additon, this collection includes other collaborative works, such as “Midnight Special” (Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, and Leadbelly), and rare albums, including an original 1942 edition of Alan Lomax’s “Smoky Mountain Ballads.” Guthrie owned copies of many of the albums found in the Ludwig K Rubinsky Collection. Personal annotations and observations regarding the artists and tracks can be found among the copies in Guthrie’s Personal Record Collection.


Materials Entirely in English

Access restrictions:

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

Use restrictions:

All materials are subject to copyright.


Material is arranged in order of provenance.

Related Materials:

Woody Guthrie’s Personal Record Collection

Woody Guthrie Center’s Collection Guides

The Woody Guthrie Papers – Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Woody Guthrie Manuscript Collection, 1935-1950

Container Lists:

Box 1 Acc# 2009-28.1

Josh White, Ballads And Blues 
Decca Records
I Gave My Love A Cherry
The Lass With The Delicate Air
Evil Hearted Man
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Frankie And Johnny
John Henry
Strange Fruit
Box 1
Acc# 2009-28.02
Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, and Cisco Houston
Midnight Special
Midnight Special
Ham And Eggs
Grey Goose
Yallow Girl
Alabama Bound
Stew Bally
Box 1
Acc # 2009-28.03
Woody Guthrie and Sonny Terry
Documentary #1: Struggle
Asch Records
Buffalo Skinners
Pretty Boy Floyd
1913 Massacre
Ludlow Massacre
Union Burying Ground
Lost John
Box 1
Acc # 2009-28.04
Woody Guthrie
Songs To Grow On: Nursery Days
Wake Up
Don’t You Push Me
Jig Along Home
Put Your Finger In The Air
Dance Around
Box 1
Acc # 2009-28.05
Leadbelly and His Guitar
Atlantic Records
Good Morning Blues
Goodnight Irene
Box 1
Acc # 2009-28.06
Jack Guthrie
Capital Records
Answer To Moonlight And Skies
In The Shadows Of My Heart
Box 1
Acc # 2009-28.07
Almanac Singers
I Ride An Old Paint
House Of The Rising Sun
Box 1
Acc # 2009-28.08
Burl Ives
Decca Records
Foggy, Foggy Dew
Rodger Young
Box 1
Acc # 2009-28.09
Cisco Houston
Philadelphia Lawyer
Roving Gambler
Oh Willy My Darling
Tying A Knot In The Devil’s Tail
Box 1
Acc # 2009-28.10
Tom Glazer
Put My Name Down
GI Housing Song
Box 1
Acc # 2009-28.11
“T” Texas Tyler
4 Star
Oklahoma Hills
Remember Me
Box 2                     Acc# 2009-28.12

Burl Ives
Columbia Records
Wee Cooper O’Fife
Riddle Song
Cowboy’s Lament
Tam Pierce
I Know Where I’m Going
I Know My Love
Peter Gray
Sweet Betsy From Pike
On Top Of Old Smoky
Darlin’ Cory
Leather-Winged Bat
Cotton-Eyed Joe
Box 2
Acc# 2009-28.13
Wade Mainer-Zeke Morris, Steve, Monroe Brothers, Uncle Dave Macon, The Carter Family, Dixon Brothers, Arthur Smith Trio, Gid Tanner, J.E. Mainer’s Mountaineers
Smokey Mountain Ballads
Riding On That Train Forty-Five
Darling Corey
Cumberland Mountain Deer Race
The East Virginia Blues
Worried Man Blues
Down In The Willow
Intoxicated Rat
Chittlin’ Cookin’ Time In Cheatham County
Ida Red
On A Cold Winter Night
Box 2
Acc # 2009-28.14
The Almanac Singers
Talking Union
All I Want
The Union Train
Get Thee Behind Me
Talking Union
The Union Maid
Which Side Are You On?
Box 2
Acc # 2009-28.15
Woody GuthrieAsch RecordsJesus Christ
Talking Sailor
Ranger’s Command
Gypsy Davy
New York Town
Coulee Dam
Box 2
Acc # 2009-28.16
Woody Guthrie
Ballads From The Dustbowl
Pastures Of Plenty
Hard Traveling
Rambling Blues
Talking Columbia Blues
When The Curfew Blows
My New Found Land