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The University of Chicago Press is the largest university press in the U.S. 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 texts covering academic fields as diverse as Drama, Literary Criticism, Economics, Anthropology, Astrophysics, and Philosophy. A university press is an academic, nonprofit publishing house that is typically affiliated with a large research university. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ... The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is a style guide for American English published by the University of Chicago (from which it receives its name). ... Critical Inquiry is a peer-reviewed journal in the humanities published out of the University of Chicago. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Literary criticism is the study, discussion, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Anthropology is the study of the anatomical and mental composition of humanity through the examination of historical and present geographical distribution, cultural history, acculturation, cultural relationships, and racial classifications. ... Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-57 Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, including the physical properties (luminosity, density, temperature, and chemical composition) of celestial objects such as stars, galaxies, and the interstellar medium, as well as their interactions. ... This article is 58 kilobytes or more in size. ...

One of its quasi-independent projects is the BiblioVault, a digital repository for scholarly books. The BiblioVault is a digital repository for scholarly books that enables publishers to manage their books throughout their lifecycles. ...

It also publishes journals like American Journal of Sociology. American Journal of Sociology (AJS) is one of the most important scientific journals in the field of sociology and the first U.S. scholarly journal in its field. ...

The press building is located just south of the Midway Plaisance on the UC campus, near an enormous statue of Saint Wenceslaus on horseback, sculpted by Albin Polasek (1879-1965) and dedicated as a memorial to Thomas Masaryk (1850-1937), the first president of Czechoslovakia. Midway Plaisance is a linear park located near Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois approximately 5 miles from the downtown Loop area. ... Wenceslas (or Wenceslaus; Czech: Václav; German: Wenzel), styled Wenceslas I, Duke of Bohemia (b. ... Albin Polasek (1879-1965) was a Czech-American sculptor and educator. ... Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (sometimes called Thomas Masaryk in English) (March 7, 1850 - September 14, 1937) advocated Czechoslovak independence and became the first President of Czechoslovakia. ...



The University of Chicago Press was founded in 1891, making it one of the oldest continuously-operating university presses in the United States. The first book to bear Chicago's imprint was Robert F. Harper's Assyrian and Babylonian Letters Belonging to the Kouyunjik Collections of the British Museum. It sold five copies during its first two years in print, but by 1900, the Press had published 127 books and pamphlets and eleven scholarly journals, including the still-thriving American Journal of Sociology, the Astrophysical Journal, and the Journal of Near Eastern Studies. American Journal of Sociology (AJS) is one of the most important scientific journals in the field of sociology and the first U.S. scholarly journal in its field. ... The Astrophysical Journal is one of the foremost research journals devoted to recent developments, discoveries, and theories in astronomy and astrophysics. ... The Journal of Near Eastern Studies is an academic journal published by the University of Chicago Press, devoted to examination of the ancient and medieval civilisations of the Near East. ...

For its first three years the Press was an entity entirely separate from the University; it was operated by the Boston publishing house of D.C. Heath in conjunction with the Chicago printer R. R. Donnelley. This arrangement proved unworkable however, and in 1894 the University officially took responsibility for the Press.

In 1902 under the University's wing, work commenced on one of the earliest and most ambitious publishing programs in the scholarly world: the Decennial Publications. Composed of articles and monographs by scholars and administrators on the state of the university and its faculty's research, the Decennial Publications marked a radical reorganization of the Press and its staff and resources. This allowed the Press, by 1905, to begin to publish books by scholars outside the University of Chicago. Notably during this period a copyediting and proofreading department was added to the existing staff of printers and typesetters, leading, in 1906, to the first edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. The Manual has been continuously in print since 1906. The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is a style guide for American English published by the University of Chicago (from which it receives its name). ...

By 1931, the Press had established itself both economically and academically as one of the nation's premier academic publishers. Leading books of this era were: Dr. Edgar J. Goodspeed's The New Testament: An American Translation (perhaps the first nationally successful Press title) and its successor, Goodspeed's and J. M. Povis Smith's The Complete Bible: An American Translation; Sir William Alexander Craigie's A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles, published in four volumes in 1943; John Manly and Edith Rickert's The Canterbury Tales, published in 1940; and Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Edgar Johnson Goodspeed (b. ... Sir William Alexander Craigie, (August 13, 1867 – September 2, 1957), was a philologist and a lexicographer. ... The Dictionary of American English was a dictionary of terms coined in the United States that was published in four volumes from 1938 to 1944. ... Canterbury Tales Woodcut 1484 The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). ... Kate L. Turabian (February 26, 1893–October 25, 1987) is best known for her book A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, now in its sixth edition. ...

In 1956 the first paperbacks were issued under the Press's imprint. A number of the Press's best-known and bestselling books also date from the 1950s, including translations of the Complete Greek Tragedies and Richard Lattimore's The Iliad of Homer. That decade also saw the first edition of A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature which has since been used by students of Biblical Greek around the world. Richmond Alexander Lattimore (May 6, 1906 - February 26, 1984) was an American poet and translator known for his translations of the Greek classics, especially his versions of the Iliad and Odyssey. ... It has been suggested that Deception of Zeus be merged into this article or section. ...

In 1966, Morris Philipson began his tenure as director of the Press, a position he occupied for 33 years. Philipson committed time and resources to building the backlist of the Press. Philipson became known for taking on ambitious scholarly projects, among the largest of which was The Lisle Letters - a vast collection of 16th C. correspondence left behind by Arthur Plantagenet, 1st Viscount Lisle containing a wealth of information about all aspects of life in that era.

While the scholarly output of the Press expanded, the Press also made significant strides as a trade publisher when both of Norman Maclean's books - A River Runs Through It and Young Men and Fire - made the national best-seller list in 1992 and Robert Redford made a movie of A River Runs Through It. The Press also committed to publishing regional titles, a move cemented by the success of 1999's One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko, a collection of columns by the legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune newspaperman. A River Runs Through It and Other Stories is a semi-autobiographical novella by Norman Maclean (1902–1990). ... Young Men and Fire is a non-fiction book written by Norman Maclean and editted by his son, John Norman Maclean. ... Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ... The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ...

In 1982, Philipson became the first director of an academic press to win one of PEN's most prestigious awards, the Publisher Citation.Shortly before he retired in June 2000, Philipson was awarded the Association of American Publishers' Curtis Benjamin Award for Creative Publishing, an award given to a person whose "creativity and leadership have left a lasting mark on American publishing." Logo of International PEN International PEN, the worldwide association of writers, was founded in 1921 to promote friendship and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere; to emphasise the role of literature in the development of mutual understanding and world culture; to fight for freedom of expression; and to act as... The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the largest trade association of publishing companies in the United States. ...

Current Status

Paula Barker Duffy became the fourteenth director of the University of Chicago Press on August 1, 2000. She currently heads one of academic publishing's largest operations employing 300 people across its three divisions of books, journals, and distribution and publishing approximately 180 new books and 70 paperback reprints a year. The University of Chicago Press currently maintains three operating divisions-Books, Journals, and Distribution Services.

Books Division

The Books Division of the University of Chicago Press has been publishing books for scholars, students, and general readers since 1892 and has published over 11,000 books since its founding. The Books Division has more than five thousand books in print at the present time, including such well-known works as The Chicago Manual of Style; The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn; A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean; and The Road to Serfdom, by F. A. Hayek. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Thomas Samuel Kuhn (July 18, 1922 – June 17, 1996) was an American intellectual who wrote extensively on the history of science and developed several important notions in the philosophy of science. ... The Road to Serfdom is a book written by the economist Friedrich A. Hayek and originally published by University of Chicago Press on September, 1944. ... Friedrich August von Hayek, CH (May 8, 1899 in Vienna – March 23, 1992 in Freiburg) was an Austrian-born British economist and political philosopher known for his defense of liberal democracy and free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thought in the mid-20th century. ...

Journals Division

The Journals Division publishes forty-three journals and five annuals in a wide range of academic disciplines, including the social sciences, the humanities, education, the biological and medical sciences, and the physical sciences. The American Journal of Sociology, founded in 1895, is the oldest academic journal devoted to sociology, while History of Religions was the first academic journal devoted exclusively to comparative religious history. The Journals Division launched electronic publishing efforts in 1995 and by 2004 all the journals published by the University of Chicago Press became available online.

Chicago Distribution Services

The Distribution Services Division provides the University of Chicago Press's warehousing, customer service, and related services. The Chicago Distribution Center began providing distribution services in 1991, when the University of Tennessee Press became its first client. Currently the CDC serves forty-four publishers. The CDC coordinates with the Press's Books Division to provide sales representation and/or marketing services to about half of its client presses.

In 2001, with development funding, the CDDC (Chicago Digital Distribution Center) began to offer digital printing services and BiblioVault digital repository services to book publishers.

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