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Princeton University Press

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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

ARCHITECTURAL STYLE Collegiate Gothic

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._

CONTENTS

* 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

HISTORY

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)

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

PAPERS PROJECTS

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."

BOLLINGEN SERIES

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.

OTHER SERIES

SCIENCES

* 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)

HUMANITIES

* Princeton Modern Greek Studies

SELECTED TITLES

* _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