The University of Chicago Press
is the largest university press
in the United States. It is operated by the University of Chicago
and publishes a wide variety of academic titles, including The Chicago Manual of Style
, dozens of academic journals, including Critical Inquiry,
and a wide array of advanced monographs in the academic fields.
One of its quasi-independent projects is the BiblioVault
, a digital repository for scholarly books.
The Press building is located just south of the Midway Plaisance
on the University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Press was founded in 1891, making it one of the oldest continuously operating university presses in the United States. Its first published book was Robert F. Harper's Assyrian and Babylonian Letters Belonging to the Kouyunjik Collections of the British Museum
. The book sold five copies during its first two years, but by 1900, the University of Chicago Press had published 127 books and pamphlets and 11 scholarly journals, including the current American Journal of Sociology
, Journal of Infectious Diseases
, and Journal of Near Eastern Studies
For its first three years, the Press was an entity discrete from the University; it was operated by the Boston publishing house D. C. Heath
in conjunction with the Chicago printer R. R. Donnelley
. This arrangement proved unworkable, however, and in 1894 the University officially assumed responsibility for the Press.
In 1902, as part of the University,... Read More