Employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 38 years in station administration and finances. He has pursued the UFO topic since 1964. Served as an investigator and state section director for Massachusetts MUFON for ten years. Specialized in researching government documents in the late 1970s, leading to co-authoring the book "Clear Intent" (with Larry Fawcett) in 1984. Also edited the newsletter "Just Cause" for "Citizens Against UFO Secrecy" (CAUS) from 1984 to 1998. Other research has been published in the "MUFON Journal," "Flying Saucer Review" and a variety of international publications since the mid-1970s. In more recent years, he has specialized in UFO history, compiling "The New England Airship Wave of 1909" and editing "U.F.O. Historical Revue," a newsletter issued from 1998 to date. Also published the online "Union Catalog of Periodical UFO Articles," a massive listing of UFO articles published in worldwide periodical literature. Associate of "Project 1947" and the "Sign Historical Group" (SHG). Overseer of one of the larger archives of historical UFO materials in existence, having spent thousands of hours in library and archive research.
He has held memberships in the American Astronomical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and continues membership as a Fellow of the the British Interplanetary Society.
Barry Greenwood has been collecting UFO publications for over 50 years. His collection has become famous as a reference set for those who want to research the UFO field. To do any kind research, be it historical or involving UFOs, four things are required: materials, researchers, access and forums. Materials include UFO documents, reports, articles, and in this case UFO publications.
You need discerning researchers to classify, analyze, and interpret the material, while the researchers, of course, need access to the material. Finally, you need a forum or fora where analysis and work can be reviewed. To get to these goals you must have a first-rate collection of material.
Barry Greenwood's publication collection is the foundation for a complete reference set of publications, at least for material produced in North America. The listings in the Greenwood publication collections represent material in his possession. In the case of UFO publications there are many missing issues and even publications that are not known to us.
We are still in the collection phase for UFO materials and request your help in completing the Greenwood files with copies of material from your collection.
The Union Catalog of Serial UFO Articles is incomplete, and represents little more than an inventory of UFO and other material in Greenwood's collection. Many journals that printed numerous articles of interest are yet to be catalogued and added to this work. Please bring articles not listed in this collection to our attention.
Barry is not in a position to answer large numbers of requests for material from his collection, but reasonable requests will be considered. Offers to exchange publications are very welcome.