Indiana University Bloomington

Videos

Video -- Kelley Courage

The Kelley School released a video extolling the virtues of the school. There is a voice-over by James Capshew at the beginning, narrating Wells' association with the Kelley School of Business.

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Video -- Alumni Achievement

Ken Beckley, President of the IU Alumni Association, quotes Wells about the significance of alumni achievement as an indicator of educational quality.

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Video -- Angel Cabral

Wells Scholar Angel Cabral, speaking at the Wells sculpture dedication in 2000, tells of the central role of Wells in the development of IU and her gratitude being part of a program that bears his name.

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Video -- Belief in the University

Wells, in a 1978 interview with Thomas Clark, is convinced that Hoosiers support their University, and expresses pleasure that the institution is doing well.

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Video -- Wells on good faculty

In a 1978 interview with historian Thomas Clark, Wells talks about the most important ingredient of a university -- the faculty.

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Video -- History of US Universities

Wells talks about how the American university borrowed from European universities.

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Video -- IU self-survey

In the late 1930s, Wells proposed a self-survey of the university, as he humorously relates here.

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Video -- John Ryan

IU President Emeritus John Ryan relates his personal relationship and the professional accomplishments of “the big fella,” Herman Wells.

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Video -- Ken Gros Louis on Wells sculpture

Former IUB Chancellor Ken Gros Louis speaks at the unveiling of the statue of Herman Wells in 2000.

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Video -- Ken Gros Louis at Wells memorial service

Former IUB Chancellor Gros Louis speaks at the celebration of life for Herman Wells in 2000, using the trope of “the idea of Herman B Wells.”

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Video -- Lugar on Senate floor

Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), on the U.S. Senate floor in 2000, pays tribute to Wells, both personally for his role in Lugar’s selection as a Rhodes Scholar and as a colleague who worked with him on public issues.

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Video -- Mr. Indiana

Indiana Governor Frank O’Bannon calls Wells “Mr. Indiana.”

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Video -- Myles Brand summary

IU President summarizes the influence of Wells.

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Video -- Peoples of the world

In 2002, Arnell Hammonds, University Division Advisor, speaks of Wells’ aspirations to create a cosmopolitan faculty and student body in the 1950s.

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Video -- Profound understanding

IU Professor James Capshew quotes from Wells during the 1961 re-dedication of the Memorial Room in the IMU, where he spoke of joys and sorrows.

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Video -- Idea of a public university

IUB Chancellor Ken Gros Louis speaks eloquently about the spirit of the public university and how Wells fostered one in Bloomington.

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Video -- Scott R. Sanders on Wells and the Wells Scholars Program

IU Professor and Director of the Wells Scholars Program Scott Sanders talks about the life and career of Wells in 2000.

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Video -- Wells on social justice

Wells relates his role in the racial integration of the IU campus.

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Video -- Support of the arts

Wells extolling the cultural virtues of the state university.

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Video -- Symbols of Office

Wells explains the symbols of his presidential office: the school-bell, the beggar’s bowl, and the globe.

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Video -- Tom Ehrlich on Wells

In 2000, IU President Emeritus Tom Ehrlich, pays tribute to Wells, emphasizing his attention to the physical environment on campus.

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Video -- The Santa Tradition

In his 90s, Wells remembers playing Santa Claus for the IU students in Alumni Hall of the Union Building before they left for winter break.

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Video -- Universities as free institutions

Wells talks about how the state university can be the freest of all institutions.

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Video -- University doesn't speak as one voice

Wells on the cultivation of diversity of opinion within the university.

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Video -- Wells adding weight to the occasion

Reverend Phillip Amerson eulogizing Wells at his funeral in 2000.

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Video -- Wells an enigma

In 2002, IUB Chancellor Sharon Brehm reflect on Wells many sides as a leader.

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Video -- Wells on Bain

Wells talking about the recruitment of Wilfred Bain in 1947 to serve as Dean of the IU School of Music.

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Video -- Wells Scholars 2000

In 2000, Wells Scholar Keith Roach directed this short informational video, featuring fellow scholars and administrators of the program.

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Video -- Wells: on individuals; on history; on protecting Dunn’s Woods

Three short clips, from his 1962 Commencement speech, a 1970 dinner, and a 1978 interview with historian Thomas Clark.

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Video -- Pro & Con

In 2000, shortly after the death of Wells, IU President Myles Brand, University of Notre Dame President Emeritus Theodore Hesburgh, IUB Chancellor Kenneth Gros Louis, and Professor James Capshew discuss the legacy of Wells.

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