Albert G. Ingalls pseudoscience collection
Scope and Contents
- 1900 - 1990
- Ingalls, Albert G. (Albert Graham) (Compiler, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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
- 2019 August: Added file listing and additional notes.
- 2020 June: Biographical Note by Jessika Myers added.
- 2021 July 30: Edited by Lana Mason to remove aggrandizing terms in the biographical note description.
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