Indiana University Bloomington

He was a man who cared so much

Camilla Williams, IU School of Music

(In 1984 Camilla Williams had gone to China at the suggestion of one of the first students she had taught, a young woman from Beijing.)

At my hotel an employee asked me if I was the person from Indiana University. When I said I was, he told me he had a letter for me.

It was from Chancellor Wells, welcoming me to China and wishing me well, because he knew I was a long way from Indiana.

He meant so much to me. I feel like I've lost a dear, dear friend. He was such a great, great person. He always included me in everything. He was a man who cared so much.

There will never be another one.

From Remembering Herman B Wells, 1901-2000:, March 21, 2000

Thanks to the Bloomington Herald-Times for allowing Digital Wells to publish these excerpts from their archive.