• Reference
      GB 133 DEA/9
  • Dates of Creation
      c.1884-1976 [bulk 1920-1950]
  • Physical Description
      5 subseries, 904 items.

Scope and Content

The archive contains a large quantity of photographs, especially of productions, as well as portraits of Basil Dean and his associates in the theatre. The photographs comprise studio portraits, publicity shots of productions, and informal amateur 'snaps'.


This series is divided into five subseries:

  • DEA/9/1, Photographs of Productions, 676 items, 1911-1961.
  • DEA/9/2, Portraits of Basil Dean, 13 items, c.1930-c.1970.
  • DEA/9/3, Career Photographs, 116 items, 1907-1961.
  • DEA/9/4, Family and Personal Photographs, 39 items, c.1884-1976.
  • DEA/9/5, Photographs of Colleagues and Friends in the Theatre, 60 items, 1909-1960s.

There are photographs elsewhere in the archive. Sixteen photographs of the stage production of Hassan have been kept with the other Hassan material (DEA/2/32/789-904). There are also over 180 photographs relating to E.N.S.A. (DEA/5/6).