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Princeton University Press

U.S. Historic district Contributing property

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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

BUILT 1911

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.


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)

Books from Princeton University Press have also been awarded the Bancroft Prize , the Nautilus Book Award , and the National Book Award .


Multi-volume historical documents projects undertaken by the Press include:

* _The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein _ * _The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau _ * _The Papers of Woodrow Wilson _ (sixty-nine volumes) * _ The Papers of Thomas Jefferson _ * _Kierkegaard 's Writings_

_The Papers of Woodrow Wilson_ has been called "one of the great editorial achievements in all history."


Princeton University Press's Bollingen Series had its beginnings in the Bollingen Foundation , a 1943 project of Paul Mellon 's Old Dominion Foundation. From 1945, the foundation had independent status, publishing and providing fellowships and grants in several areas of study, including archaeology , poetry , and psychology . The Bollingen Series was given to the university in 1969.



* 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 Albert Einstein (1922) * _ Atomic Energy for Military Purposes _ by Henry DeWolf Smyth (1945) * _ How to Solve It _ by George Polya (1945) * _The Open Society and Its Enemies _ by