Collection Title: Bedwell Family Collection
Collection Number: M059
Inclusive Dates: 1923 – 1980
Bulk Dates: 1974 – 1980
Volume: 1.0 Cubic Foot
Processor: W. Ray

Scope and Content:
The Bedwell Family Collection contains information about the first Delta State President, the first
Delta State graduating class, news clippings, printed material, Delta State diploma (plaque) issued to
Mary Elizabeth Bedwell in 1928, and numerous volumes of genealogical information on the Bedwell
family. Also included are clippings from the Bedwell family during WWII and a book on WWII 90th

Box / Folder
1 1 Correspondence to Mr. S.C. Bedwell from DSTC President J.W. Broom regarding
Margaret and Mollie’s satisfactory work for school year 1925.
Copies of letters regarding donations to Miss Mary Bedwell and Miss Mollie Bedwell.
1 2 2 copies of Mississippi Delta State Teachers College First Annual Commencement
June 1, 1928
Sophomore Class of Delta State presents Famous College Comedy “Aaron Boggs”
Dedication Program December 13, 1929 for Broom Memorial Administration Bldg.
Recital Program by College Chorus October 22, 1925
1929 DSTC Graduation Invitation
Gertrude Jones Graduation Invitation
Programme of the Criterion Male Quartet of NY City 1925
Inter-Office Memo to Sammy Cranford from Hugh E. Walker July 30, 1979 regarding second
diploma situation
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Margaret Bedwell and Dorothy McLain
Leabert Wren
Margaret Bedwell (Miller); Louise Griffin; Ruth Cauthen
Daisy Johnston and Sidney Harbison
News Clippings:
Sept. 18, 1925 “Delta Teachers College Opened Wednesday”
Undated “James M. Broom Died Monday Morning in Memphis” with photo (2 copies)
Photo clipped from The Mississippi Educational Advance June 1926 In Memoriam James W.
Broom 1884 – 1926
June 24, 1928 Class Picture news clipping
“1928 Delta Teachers College Graduates” Photo (Margaret and Molly Bedwell

Box / Folder
1 3 Newsclipping: Mollie Bedwell (1st person to graduate from Delta State College) shown with
Dean Young. Ms. Bedwell currently with World Health Organization in Washington, D.C.
Article by Mollie Bedwell in Kentucky School Journal 1946 (2 copies)
Article by Mary Elizabeth Bedwell, Documents Librarian, World Health Organization 1957
(2 copies)
1 Unfoldered
Framed Clipping: May 25, 2001 Kline Bedwell Remembers WWII
Internet Clipping: September 6, 2001 Bedwell remembers WWII and the Bulge
Book: A History of the 90th Division in World War II 6 June 1944-9 May 1945
Plaque Diploma for Mary Elizabeth Bedwell June 1, 1928
Pen and Ink Sketches by Mollie Elizabeth Bedwell May 25, 1923
A Genealogical History of the Whitman, Bedwell, and Related Families
By Mary Elizabeth Bedwell 1974
Our Maternal Ancestry: The Klines, Putnams, Murdochs, Turners, Beaches, Headens
Compiled by Mary Elizabeth Bedwell 1976
A History of Our Bedwell Line by Mary Elizabeth Bedwell1977
Our Family History Volume IV by Mary Elizabeth Bedwell 1980