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Rose Diamond Papers

Identifier: AOIAL-ATOC-RG0007
The collection consists of the papers of Rose Diamond from 1931-1974.  The collection documents Rose Diamond's performances for the New York City Y.M.C.A. radio program, "Lenton Organ Meditations," as well as her involvement with the Los Angeles Organists Breakfast Club.  The papers include personal correspondence, financial records, legal documents concerning the estate of Jascha Bron, manuscripts, photographs, and printed materials.  Correspondences include personal letters from other organists.  Manuscripts include scripts from radio programs Diamond contributed to by performing songs on the the organ.  Photographs primarily consist of portraits  and snapshots of Rose Diamond throughout the course of her life, friends and acquaintances, other organists, and social events.  While there are a considerable number of photographs available for viewing, there are few identifiers, including names of people and locations or dates.  Furthermore, there are few documents covering her career as a night club artist at The Hammond.


  • circa 1931-1974
  • Majority of material found in 1931-1939; 1955-1963

Language of Materials



Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Any use of archival materials outside of the scope of education and/or research must be approved by the American Organ Institute Archives and Library staff and may be subject to copyright.


0.50 cubic feet

Administrative History:

Rose Diamond, also known as Rose Bron, was a theatre organist.  At the age of six, she was considered a child prodigy on the piano and later learned to play the theatre organ.  Earlier in her career, she played organ for both radio and theatre performances, including the New York City Y.M.C.A's radio program, "Lenton Organ Meditations." Later, she moved to Los Angeles and became a very popular night club artist at The Hammond.  She was also actively involved with the Los Angeles Organists Breakfast Club.

Arrangement of Materials:

All of the collection is arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.  However, photographs are arranged by size within the folder.

Acquisition Information:

Guide to the Rose Diamond Papers AOIAL.ATOC.RG0007
Finding Aid Authors: Michelle Merriman.
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the The American Organ Institute Archives and Library Repository

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