Michigan State University Press

Michigan State University Press

Michigan State University Press

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Michigan State University Press, founded in 1947, is the scholarly publishing arm of Michigan State University. During the past six decades it has become a vital part of the institution's land-grant mission and is a catalyst for positive intellectual, social, and technological change through the publication of research and intellectual inquiry that make contributions to scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Located on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, MSU Press is a member of the Association of American University Presses.

History

Michigan State University Press traces its origins to the late 1940s when the Michigan State Board of Agriculture established a publishing program at Michigan State College (MSC). MSC’s new president, John A. Hannah, made a recommendation on publications to a special committee. In response, the committee members recommended to Hannah that Michigan State College Press be created. The president acted on their advice and on July 1, 1947, the publishing house came into being. Offices for Michigan State College Press were established in the basement of Berkey Hall, on Circle Drive, and James H. Denison, Hannah's administrative assistant, was appointed as the press's half-time director. In 1949, the MSC took the added step of creating a separate, non-profit MSC Press Corporation; Hannah was given authority to appoint a Board of Directors to oversee Press business operations and to advise...
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