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The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) is an association of mostly, but not exclusively, North American
North American
university presses. It is based in New York City. The Association of American University Presses was officially established in 1937. However, two dozen of the original members of the AAUP regularly met, unofficially, as early as 1920. The publishers met to discuss problems facing university presses and problems until the group formally began meeting daily. The group believed that cooperative initiatives would benefit member institutions and subsequent presses. In 1928, thirteen university presses produced a cooperative catalog of sixty-five titles. Soon after, the group was placing cooperative ads with The New York Times, publishing sales catalogs, and producing the first educational directory, a specialized direct-mailing list of American academics and librarians. The 1932 Cheney Report encouraged joint activities among publishers facing economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression
Great Depression
and inspired a memo from Donald Bean, the group's secretary and director of the University of Chicago Press. Bean proposed for the group to formally incorporate. After a 1936 announcement of Farrar & Rheinhardt's plans to establish the United University Presses Inc. wholesaler (renamed, at the urging of the group, to "University Books Inc."), the group began formally under a new banner. In February 1937, the first officers of the Association of American University Presses were elected. The first annual meeting was held in Chicago in 1946. Membership continued to grow steadily, and the responding swell of activity led to the establishment of a central office in 1959. The Association was previously operated by volunteers. In 1964 the association founded a business subsidiary, American University Press Services, which supported additional AAUP services for the next two decades.[1] From 1920 to 1970, member institutions in the United States
United States
grew at a rate of about one per year. From 1970–1974, that rate doubled, with more than ten presses founded. The period of growth was honored by President Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
in the summer of 1978. President Carter proclaimed the first University Press Week. List of member presses[edit] According to the membership directory on its website, the AAUP has more than 140 member presses as of 2017, including:

Abilene Christian University Press University of Akron Press University of Alabama Press University of Alaska Press University of Alberta Press American Historical Association American Psychiatric Publishing American School of Classical Studies at Athens American University in Cairo Press Amsterdam University Press University of Arizona Press University of Arkansas Press Athabasca University Press Baylor University Press Beacon Press University of British Columbia Press Brookings Institution Press University of Calgary Press University of California Press Cambridge University Press Carnegie Mellon University Press Catholic University of America Press University of Chicago Press Chinese University Press University Press of Colorado Columbia University Press Cork University Press Cornell University Press Dumbarton Oaks Duke University Press Duquesne University Press Eastern Washington University Press University Press of Florida Fordham University Press Gallaudet University Press Georgetown University Press University of Georgia Press Getty Publications Harvard University Press University of Hawai'i Press Hong Kong University Press Howard University Press University of Illinois Press Indiana University Press University of Iowa Press Island Press Jewish Publication Society Johns Hopkins University Press University Press of Kansas Kent State University Press University Press of Kentucky Leuven University Press Louisiana State University Press McGill-Queen's University Press Marquette University Press University of Massachusetts Press The MIT Press Mercer University Press University of Michigan Press Michigan State University Press Minnesota Historical Society Press University of Minnesota Press University Press of Mississippi University of Missouri Press Modern Language Association Museum of Modern Art National Academies Press National Gallery of Art Naval Institute Press University of Nebraska Press University of Nevada Press University Press of New England University of New Mexico Press New York University Press University of North Carolina Press University of North Texas Press Northern Illinois University Press Northwestern University Press University of Notre Dame Press Ohio University Press University of Oklahoma Press Oregon State University Press University of Ottawa Press Oxford University Press University of Pennsylvania Press Pennsylvania State University Press University of Pittsburgh Press Edizioni Plus - Pisa University Princeton University Press University of Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico
Press Purdue University Press RAND Corporation University of Regina Press Resources for the Future/RFF Press Rice University Press RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press University of Rochester Press Rockefeller University Press Russell Sage Foundation Rutgers University Press Society of Biblical Literature University of South Carolina Press Southern Illinois University Press Southern Methodist University Press Stanford University Press State University of New York Press Syracuse University Press Teachers College Press Temple University Press University of Tennessee Press University of Texas Press Texas A&M University Press Texas Christian University Press Texas Tech University Press Texas Western Press University of Tokyo Press
University of Tokyo Press
(English Catalog) University of Toronto Press United Nations University Press United States
United States
Institute of Peace W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Urban Institute University of Utah Press Utah State University Press Vanderbilt University Press University of Virginia Press University of Washington Press Washington State University Press Wayne State University Press Wesleyan University Press University of the West Indies Press West Virginia University Press Wilfrid Laurier University Press University of Wisconsin Press Woodrow Wilson Center Press Yale University Press

References[edit]

^ "AAUP History". AAUPNET. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Association of American University Presses

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