Indiana University Bloomington

Videos

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 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- Spirit of Indiana

In 2002, Arnell Hammonds speaks of Wells’ commitment to diversity and egalitarianism.

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Video -- Viola Taliaferro

Monroe County Judge Viola Taliaferro reminisces about meeting Wells in 1972, and talks about his role in racial integration of the campus in the 1940s.

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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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