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Dylan Thomas, 1914-1953
Literary File, Photography Collection

270 items (3 boxes)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Dylan Thomas Literary File consists of 270 photographs, including portraits of Thomas, his wife Caitlin Macnamara, their children Llewelyn, Aeronwy, and Colm, Thomas' mother Florence, and other family members, as well as friends and associates. There are also photographic reproductions of sketches by Thomas, scenes from a production of Under Milkwood, and views of places in Wales associated with Thomas, including Laugharne, where Thomas moved with his family in 1938. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
PH:LF:Thomas, D., Box 1 P1, P2A-P2E, P3A-P3C, P4-P8, P9A-P9B, P10, P12A-P12B, P13, P14A-P14F, P15-P16, P17A, P18, P19A, P20, P21A-P21B, P22, P23A-P23C, P24A-P24C, P25, P26A-P26B, P27A-P27B, P28-P31, P32A-P32C, P33A-P33C, P34-P37, P38A-P38K, P39, P40A-P40B, P41A-P41D, P42-P49 Images of Thomas alone and with his mother, wife and children, as well as various other people, including Patric Dickinson, Pearl Kazin, Mervyn Levy, and Stanley Moss; negatives included for prints P8, P42-P43.
PH:LF:Thomas, D., Box 2 P50A-P50B, P51-P59, P61, P62A-P62B, P63, P64A-P64B, P65-P71, P72A-P72B, P73, P74A-P74B, P76A-P76AA, P77A-P77F, P78A-P78C, P79, P80A-P80D, P81, P82A-P82B, P83A-P83B, P84A-P84B, P85-P86, P87A-P87B, P88Images of Thomas with various people; tintype portrait of Thomas' grandfather (P60); images of Thomas' extended family and other people, including Pamela Johnson and Mervyn Levy; photographic reproductions of sketches by Thomas (P76A-P76AA); scenes from a production of Under Milk Wood (P77A-P77F); views of various places in Wales associated with Thomas; negatives included for prints P64A-P64B; 2 connected negatives each for P74A and P74B.
PH:LF:Thomas, D., Box 3 P89-P90, P91A-P91B, P92-P93, P94A-P94C, P95A-P95B, P96, P97A-P97B, P98A-P98C, P99, P100A-P100F, P101-P110 Chiefly views of various places, including Swansea and Laugharne, Wales; also includes photographic reproductions of a drawing of Thomas by Michael Ayrton (P102-P103).
PH:LF:Thomas, D., Box 3 983:0021:0001-0050, 0052-0065 Images of Thomas, his mother, wife, and children (including some portraits of Aeronwy as an adult), and various other people; also views of Thomas' residence in Laugharne, Wales, his grave, and other places associated with him.
PH:LF:OV Box, Small P17BPortrait of Thomas.
PH:LF:OV Box, Large P11 Portrait of Thomas.
PH:LF:OV Box, Large P19B Image of Thomas directing a rehearsal (?).


Index of Photographers

Adler, Bunny--P15
Brinnan, J. M.--P18
British Broadcasting Corporation--P10, P69
British Travel Association--P85-P86
British Travel and Holiday Association--P92
Camera Press--983:0021:0038
Deakin, John, 1912-1972--P20
F. Frith & Co.--P87A, P104-P110
Friedman-Abeles--P77A-P77B
Glass, Douglas, 1901-1978--P21A-P21B, P41A-P41D; 983:0021:0019
Hackett, G. D.--P13, P16, P56, P78C
Harvard-Jones, Beti--P89
Herrmann, Frank--983:0021:0033-0037
Johnson, Pamela Hansford, 1912- --P35, P58, P63, P71
Kemsley Picture Service--P24B-P24C
Keystone Press Agency Ltd.--P27A
Levy, Marie--983:0021:0031
March, Christina--P91A
Marnier, Brigit--P82A
McBean, Angus, 1904- --983:0021:0032
McKenna, Rosalie Thorne--P2B-P2D (probably P2A & P2E also), P4, P22, P38A-P38K, P39, P51, P65-P66, P72B, P80A, P88
National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)--P26A
Radio Times Hulton Picture Library--P9A-P9B, P44; 983:0021:0065
South Wales Evening Post--P54, P72A, P79, P84A, P98A-P98C
Sunday Times (London, England)--983:0021:0033-0037
Thomas, Jack, photographer--983:0021:0010, 0063
Times (London, England)--983:0021:0021
Watkins, Vernon Phillips, 1906-1967--P37, P48
Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964--P14A-P14F, P45, P50A-P50B, P53


Dylan Thomas Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 22 June 2007)

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