Albert G. Ingalls pseudoscience collection
Scope and Contents of the Collection
- 1900 - 1990
Intellectual Property Rights
1. Trimble, Virginia, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard Jarrell, Jordan D. Marché, and F. Jamil Ragep. Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Science & Business Media, 2007.
2. “Previous Astronomical League Award Winners,” September 27, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070927062624/http:/www.astroleague.org/al/awards/alaward/alawdprv.html.
3. “G. Bruce Blair Award”, Western Amateur Astronomers Accessed June 13, 2020. https://web.archive.org/web/20080509100848/http:/www.waa.av.org/Blair_recip_99.html.
8.91 Cubic Feet (15 legal manuscript boxes, 6 manuscript boxes)
Language of Materials
Bibliography of Publications about MC-0187
- Arnst, Catherine. “What Is Truth? Look It Up in Archive of Useless Research.” Reuters, January 29, 1989.
- Asker, Jim. “Where Science Meets Lunatic Fringe: Archives of Useless Research at MIT Is Home to Works of Unique Value.” Dallas Morning News, March 27, 1989.
- Jerusalem Post. Untitled article. May 8, 1989, sec. OPINION.
- Connors, Ann. “They Dreamed the Impossible . . . and This Proves It.” Los Angeles Times, April 9, 1989. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-04-09-mn-1850-story.html.
- Deseret News. “Archives at MIT Preserve the Bold, Bizarre Theories of Colorful Crackpots.” Accessed April 4, 2019. https://www.deseretnews.com/article/41486/ARCHIVES-AT-MIT-PRESERVE-THE-BOLD-BIZARRE-THEORIES-OF-COLORFUL-CRACKPOTS.html.
- Emery, Gene. “Scientific Secrets from ‘The Crackpot Collection.’” Providence Journal, April 13, 1989.
- Goldsmith, Charles. “MIT’s Archive of Useless Research.” United Press International, January 15, 1989. https://www.upi.com/Archives/1989/01/15/MITs-Archive-of-Useless-Research/9740600843600/.
- Higgins, Richard. “‘Useless’ Works Find Home at MIT.” Boston Globe, January 19, 1989.
- Kanaley, Reid. “This Week’s Web Winners: Unnecessary and Useless Research.” Knight Ridder Tribune News Service, April 18, 2006.
- Kossy, Donna. “The Archive of Useless Research.” In Kooks: A Guide to the Outer Limits of Human Belief. Feral House, 1995. https://www.insolitology.com/tests/archive.htm.
- Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA). “MIT Preserves Weird Science.” April 9, 1989.
- Locke, Michelle. Untitled article. Associated Press, April 1989.
- MacDougal, Rob. “Convention of Cranks: Why the Nineteenth Century’s Golden Age of Psuedoscience May Be a Precursor of Our Own.” SCOPE Magazine, Spring 2011. http://www.scope-mag.com/about/issues/spring-2011/convention-of-cranks/.
- Mansfield, Howard. “Archives of Useless Research.” Yankee, 1993.
- McFadden, Cyra. “Uses for ‘Useless Research.’” San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle, February 5, 1989.
- Providence Journal. “MIT Archives Home to Weird Science, Too.” April 9, 1989.
- Rumore, Danya. “Engler’s Ornithopter: Useless Research or an Idea Waiting to Take Flight?” Scope (blog). Accessed April 4, 2019. http://classic.scopeweb.mit.edu/articles/englers-ornithopter-useless-research-or-an-idea-waiting-to-take-flight/.
- San Francisco Chronicle. “Weird Science Has A Museum of Its Own.” April 25, 1989.
- Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN). “Wacky Theories Enshrined.” May 7, 1989.
- Tech Talk.“‘Useless’ Research Finds a Home in MIT’s Archives.” December 7, 1988.
- Guide to the Albert G. Ingalls Pseudoscience Collection
- Chris Tanguay with the assistance of Ana Maria Vargas
- 2019 August
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- 2019 August: Added file listing and additional notes.
- 2020 June: Biographical Note by Jessika Myers added.
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