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Being Lucky: Various Vignettes
Date
1978-09-18
Main contributor
Wells, Herman B.
Summary
The Herman B Wells papers includes materials pertaining to Wells' family and personal finances, his activities in the banking profession, his work in Germany for the United States government after World War II, and to his research and teaching and professional activities as a member of the faculty of Indiana University.
Subjects
Wells, Herman B; Indiana University, Bloomington; Indiana University--Presidents; College presidents--Indiana
Locations
United States; Indiana; Bloomington
Collection
Herman B Wells Papers
Unit
University Archives
Language
English
Terms of Use
For more information, contact the Indiana University Archivist.
Physical Description
Type 1 analog audio cassette: Scotch C-90
Related Item
Finding aid for collection
Notes

ADDITIONAL CITATION INFORMATION:
Herman B Wells papers, Collection C75, Indiana University Archives, Bloomington.

Bibliographical/Historical Note

Before becoming president of Indiana University, Herman B Wells served as an assistant cashier at the National Bank of Lebanon before going on to work for the Indiana Bankers Association, the Indiana Commission for Financial Institutions, and the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions. He was named dean of the Indiana University School of Business administration in 1935 by IU President William Lowe Bryan. In 1937 he was named acting president of the university and president the following year, a position he held until 1962. Upon his retirement, IU created the position of University Chancellor, which Dr. Wells held until his death in 2000.

Wells began working on his autobiography in the mid-1970s. It was published as "Being Lucky" by Indiana University Press in 1980.

Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 6440423; Other: GR00405765; Collection Identifier: C75; MDPI Barcode: 40000003559863; OCLC: ocn499120840