Tag Archives: Herman B Wells

A different sort of Commencement

The Book Nook Commencement was a mock commencement ceremony that took place at the Book Nook, a popular student hangout in the 1920s located at Indiana and Kirkwood Avenue. A combination soda fountain and bookstore, the Book Nook was known … Continue reading

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Santa Wells

Have you been by the Archives lately? Santa Wells is out and ready to greet you! The long-standing tradition of IU President Herman B Wells donning a Santa suit seems to have begun in 1948 at the Association of Women … Continue reading

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Herman B Wells biography

Please join us this Wednesday, April 18, from 5-6:30 in the Wells Library lobby to celebrate the release of Professor James Capshew’s Herman B Wells: The Promise of the American University. Further information about the event can be found here. … Continue reading

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New Finding Aid: Newell and Eleanor Long Show files, 1939-1982

The finding aid for the Newell and Eleanor Long Show files is now available!  Newell Long was a music professor at Indiana University from 1935 to 1975 and his wife Eleanor taught English at IU from 1939 to 1962.  Together … Continue reading

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