Indiana University Bloomington

Videos

Video -- History of US Universities

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

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Video -- Wells on the process of internationalization of IU

In the 1940s and 1950s Indiana University internationalized the faculty and student body. After World War II, the G.I. Bill expanded the student body from primarily Hoosier to a national and international body.

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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 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 -- McCarthy and Communists

Historian Thomas Clark interviews Wells on the McCarthy era in the 1950s.

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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 -- Spirit of Indiana

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

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Video -- Wells a Hoosier

Wells states that he is a Hoosier.

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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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