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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Francis Bello papers, 1928-2017



Creator Bello, Francis
Title: Francis Bello papers
Dates: 1928-2017
Abstract: The Francis Bello papers consist of photographs, handwritten journals, notebooks, tear-sheets, logs, and correspondence documenting scientific achievements in the mid-20th century.
Identification: camh-arc-003991
Extent: 10.5 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical

Francis Bello (1917-1987) was an award-winning science writer. He was an editor of Fortune magazine (1945-1960) and Scientific American (1960-1982).

Bello also authored numerous articles, some of which were included in The Mighty Force of Research (1956), The Exploding Metropolis (1958), and Great American Scientists (1961). For his work, Bello was awarded both the AAAS-Westinghouse Science Journalism Award (1959) and the Albert Lasker Medical Journalism Award (1958).

Working with Edwin Land and Nobel Prize winner Edward Purcell, Bello was the principal author of Introduction to Outer Space, a primer on satellites and space exploration released by the Eisenhower White House shortly after the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik.

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Scope and Contents

The Francis Bello papers consist of handwritten journals, notebooks, tear-sheets, logs, and correspondence documenting scientific achievements in the mid-20th century. The papers also document the media's increasingly sophisticated coverage of science during those years and trace the development of science journalism as a specialized profession. Included are vintage prints and contact sheets of photographs he took for the 1954 Fortune article "The Young Scientists." The photographs include future Nobel Prize winners Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger, Murray Gell-Mann, James D. Watson, Joshua Lederberg, and Robert B. Woodward.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Bello, Francis
Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988
Corporate Names
Scientific American, inc.
Subjects
Journalism
Photojournalists
Physics
Physics--Study and teaching
Science

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Separated Material

A commemorative plate has been separated to the material culture unit.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Francis Bello collection, 1928-2017, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection processed by Colleen Hobbs, July 2018.

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Accession Number

2017-031

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

Books 1928-2012
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2017-031/4 Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 1928
College Algebra 1933
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2017-031/5 Scientific American and Fortune articles, bound 1956-1974
U.S. Camera 1957
The Mighty Force of Research 1956
Panorama, Metropolis, Environment of Change 1957-1964
Markets of the Sixties 1958
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2017-031/6 Great American Scientists 1960
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2017-031/5 Automation and Technological Change 1962
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2017-031/4 The Organization Man, with William Whyte letter 1956-1958
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2017-031/6 The Exploding Metropolis 1958
Cities, a Scientific American book 1965
Sputnik, Scientists, and Eisenhower 1977
Writing for Fortune 1980
No Ordinary Genius 1994
Insisting on the Impossible 1998
Strange Beauty, Murray Gell-Man and the Revolution in 20th Century Physics 1999
The Particle Odyssey 2002
Intellectuals Incorporated 2010
The Idea Factory 2012
Periodicals 1936-1982
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2.325/AAA54c Life Magazine dummies 1936-1945
Life Magazine 1936, 1954, 1969, 1990-1999
Time Magazine, WW2 coverage 1943-1947
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2.325/Lo1d Fortune Magazine 1939-1941
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2.325/AAA59 Fortune Magazine cover, framed 1942
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2.325/Lo1e Fortune Magazine 1941-1946
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2.325/Lo2d Fortune Magazine 1946-1959
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2017-031/7 Fortune Magazine reprints 1953-1955
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2.325/Lo2e Fortune Magazine 1959-1960
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2017-031/5 Fortune Magazine, bound vol. 1946-1952
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Fortune Magazine, bound vol. 1953-1959
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Fortune Magazine, bound tearsheets, vol. 2, inserted items 1953-1959
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2017-031/7 Published materials, introductions, Engineering and Science journal 1958-1971
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2017-031/4 Monthly Labor Review 1962
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2017-031/1 Scientific American, bound vols. 1961-1965
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2017-031/2 Scientific American, bound vols. 1966-1968
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2017-031/3 Scientific American, bound vols. 1968-1982
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2.325/AAA54c Space program coverage, various magazines 1969-1971
Notes and manuscripts 1945-2004
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2017-031/4 Fortune Magazine Interview notebooks (2) undated
Fortune Magazine Interview notebooks (3) undated
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2017-031/7 Index of Fortune science and technology articles 1945-1959
Scientific American correspondence 1947-1983
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2017-031/4 Professional Journals, vol. 1 1955-1962
Professional Journals, vol. 2 1962-1965
Professional Journals, vol. 3, review of manuscripts and story possibilities 1960-1983
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2017-031/7 List of articles edited for Scientific American 1961-1975
Notebook of Scientific American assignment dates 1970-1980
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2017-031/4 Printed materials including Bello obituary and National Portrait Gallery newsletter 1987-2004
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2017-031/7 Francis Bello clippings 1999
Photographs 1933-2017
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2017-031/7 Bello collection photographs 1933-2017
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Fortune Magazine staff photographs circa 1940-circa 1949
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2.325/Lo3d Young Scientists photographs circa 1950-circa 1959
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2.325/Lo3e Young Scientists photographs circa 1950-circa 1959
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2017-031/7 Francis Bello photographs (3) 1953-1959
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Drew University photographs, program, newspapers, and correspondence 1938-1953
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Science Photo Library, label photocopies, royalty statement, 2017 calendar 2013-2017
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Audio 1950-1976
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2017-031/7 Bertrand Russell, Nobel Prize speech, audio tape 1950
Philip Morris lecture, audio tape 1976

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