The collection includes:
Programmes & Magazines: Programmes include Bedells' own professional appearances dating from 1906; student recitals and programmes from organisations that Bedells was involved with.
Press Cuttings & Scrapbooks: Eight scrapbooks cover the period from 1906-1935 and contain Bedells' personal collection of press clippings and programmes (some later cuttings are loosely inserted).Press cuttings include a file of articles relating to British Ballet in Denmark,1932.
Memoirs: Notebooks and manuscripts pre-publication of Bedells' autobiography - My Dancing Days (1954)
Scripts & Manuscripts: Some early music manuscripts including original RAD syllabus music compiled by Bedells' mother. Interview transcripts and scripts for radio programmes and magazine articles etc. 1940-80.
Papers & Correspondence: Personal letters dating from 1915 and some correspondence relating to RAD business or work related events.
Photographs: Nearly 100 photographs span Bedells' whole life from early performance photos (1906), to family portraits and anniversary celebrations.