Caryl Brahms Collection

Scope and Content

Black and white photographs of dance companies and dancers of the early to mid-twentieth century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Caryl Brahms was a writer and critic best known for her collaboration with Ned Sherrin on shows and musicals for the stage, radio and television, including 'That was the week that was'. In her early career she was a noted ballet critic for the Evening Standard and the Daily Telegraph, and contributed regularly to early issues of the journal Dance and Dancers. An entry for Caryl Brahms, under the name Doris Caroline Abrahams, can be found in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 1984.


This Collection has been sorted into the following series:

  • A/ Photographs of dance companies in performance, c1926-1965, 320 items
  • B/ Photographs of dance films, c1932-1953, 10 items
  • C/ Photographic portraits of dancers and choreographers, c1937, 97 items
  • D/ Photographs of various choreographic works, nd, 1 box
  • E/ Miscellaneous photographs and documents, nd, 1 box

Access Information

Temporarily closed to the public.

Other Finding Aids

This Collection has been catalogued on to the Laban Archive catalogue.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jane Fowler, Archivist, Laban.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made according to copyright law and depending on the condition of the documents. Please consult the Archivist.


No further accruals are expected.