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Energetic, shrewd, and charming, Herman B Wells was the driving force behind the transformation of Indiana University -- which became a model for American public higher education in the 20th century. As James H. Capshew's carefully researched study demonstrates, Wells was a person of unusual sensitivity and a skilled and empathetic communicator, and his character and vision shaped the structure, ethos, and spirit of the institution in countless ways. Wells articulated a persuasive vision of the place of the university in the modern world. Under his leadership, Indiana University would grow in size and stature, establishing strong connections to the state, the nation, and the world. His dedication to the arts, to academic freedom, and to international education remained hallmarks of his 63-year tenure as President and University Chancellor at IU. Wells lavished particular attention to the flagship campus at Bloomington, expanding its footprint tenfold in size while maintaining the commitment to the woodland landscape as new buildings and facilities were constructed. Gracefully aging in place, he became a beloved paterfamilias to the IU clan. Wells built an institution, and, in the process, became one himself.
James H. Capshew serves on the faculty of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University Bloomington. He is author of Psychologists on the March: Science, Practice, and Professional Identity in America, 1929-1969 as well as numerous scholarly articles, and has served as editor of the journal History of Psychology and as editor for psychology of the New Dictionary of Scientific Biography.
Table of Contents
|preface: A Hoosier State of Mind||p. xiii|
|List of Abbreviations||p. xxi|
|Prologue Campus Centennial||p. 1|
|The Shaping of a Fiduciary, 1902-1937|
|In the Land of Jordan||p. 11|
|Betwixt Banking and Social Science||p. 37|
|The Politics of Bank Reform||p. 59|
|First Taste of Academic Stewardshi||p. 73|
|Transforming The University, 1937-1962|
|Acting like a President||p. 89|
|A Vision for Indiana University||p. 115|
|Charting a New Course||p. 135|
|War Stories||p. 147|
|Renouncing Prejudice||p. 165|
|Postwar World, Home and Abroad||p. 179|
|Music Appreciation||p. 207|
|The Man behind Kinsey||p. 223|
|A Metropolis of Books||p. 239|
|Expanding the University's Universe||p. 253|
|Passing the Presidential Torch||p. 279|
|At Large in the World, 1962-2OOO|
|Education and World Affairs||p. 293|
|Back to Basics: Management and Marketing||p. 305|
|Being Plucky: Covering the Distance||p. 325|
|An Icon Aging in Place||p. 341|
|A Peaceful Passing||p. 357|
|Keeping the Memory Green||p. 371|
|Epilogue: Reflections on a HoosierAntasus||p. 383|
|Appendix Memorial Resolution||p. 387|
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