Princeton University Press
U.S. Historic district
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LOCATION 41 William Street, Princeton, New Jersey
COORDINATES 40°20′59.8″N 74°39′13.3″W / 40.349944°N 74.653694°W / 40.349944; -74.653694 Coordinates : 40°20′59.8″N 74°39′13.3″W / 40.349944°N 74.653694°W / 40.349944; -74.653694
ARCHITECT Ernest Flagg
PART OF Princeton Historic District (#75001143)
ADDED TO NRHP 27 June 1975
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University . Its mission is to disseminate scholarship within academia and society at large.
The press was founded by Whitney Darrow , with the financial support of Charles Scribner , as a printing press to serve the Princeton community in 1905. Its distinctive building was constructed in 1911 on William Street in Princeton. Its first book was a new 1912 edition of John Witherspoon 's Lectures on Moral Philosophy.
* 1 History * 2 Pulitzers and other major awards * 3 Papers projects * 4 Bollingen Series
* 5 Other series
* 5.1 Sciences * 5.2 Humanities
* 6 Selected titles * 7 References * 8 Further reading * 9 External links
Princeton University Press was founded in 1905 by a recent Princeton graduate, Whitney Darrow, with financial support from another Princetonian, Charles Scribner II . Darrow and Scribner purchased the equipment and assumed the operations of two already existing local publishers, that of the Princeton Alumni Weekly and the Princeton Press. The new press printed both local newspapers, university documents, The Daily Princetonian , and later added book publishing to its activities. Beginning as a small, for-profit printer, Princeton University Press was reincorporated as a nonprofit in 1910. Since 1911, the press has been headquartered in a purpose-built gothic-style building designed by Ernest Flagg . The design of press’s building, which was named the Scribner Building in 1965, was inspired by the Plantin-Moretus Museum, a printing museum in Antwerp, Belgium. Princeton University Press established a European office, in Woodstock, England, north of Oxford, in 1999, and opened an additional office, in Beijing, in early 2017.
PULITZERS AND OTHER MAJOR AWARDS
Six books from Princeton University Press have won Pulitzer Prizes :
* Russia Leaves the War by George F. Kennan (1957) * Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War by Bray Hammond (1958) * Between War and Peace by Herbert Feis (1961) * Washington: Village and Capital by Constance McLaughlin Green (1963) * The Greenback Era by Irwin Unger (1965) * Machiavelli in Hell by Sebastian de Grazia (1989)
Multi-volume historical documents projects undertaken by the Press include:
* The Collected Papers of
The Papers of
Princeton University Press's Bollingen Series had its beginnings in
Bollingen Foundation , a 1943 project of
* Annals of Mathematics Studies ( Phillip A. Griffiths , John N. Mather , and Elias M. Stein , editors) * Princeton Series in Astrophysics (David N. Spergel, editor) * Princeton Series in Complexity ( Simon A. Levin and Steven H. Strogatz , editors) * Princeton Series in Evolutionary Biology (H. Allen Orr, editor) * Princeton Series in International Economics (Gene M. Grossman , editor)
* Princeton Modern Greek Studies
* The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the
Battle over American History, by
Jill Lepore (2010)
* The Meaning of Relativity by
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Princeton University Press, Erected Through the Generousity
of Charles Scribners, a New and Unique Adjunct to the University"
The New York Times
* Banks, Eric (April 1, 2005). "