Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Thomas Atkins (far right) and Herman B Wells

image number:

P0020594

description:

Atkins was elected Student Body President in 1960 and served during the 1960-1961 school year.

He was the first African-American to be student body president at IU and was also the first African-American student body president in The Big Ten.

date taken:

1960 April 8

film code:

Kodak - - Safety - - Film

photographer studio:

News Bureau, IU

photographer studio:

Cowherd, Elwood Martin "Barney"

accession number:

99/075

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Wells, Herman B

personal name:

Taylor, Jim ?

personal name:

Atkins, Thomas Irving "Tom"

location of individuals:

(L to R) Herman B Wells, Jim Taylor (?), and Thomas Irving "Tom" Atkins.

topic:

Group portraits

topic:

College administrators

topic:

Minorities

topic:

Firsts

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups

subseries:

Atkins & Wells Stude Pres