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Encyclopedia > University of Illinois Press

The University of Illinois Press is a major American university press. A university press is an academic, nonprofit publishing house that is typically affiliated with a large research university. ...

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University Press Publishing in the United States (5437 words)
Gilman proposed, therefore, that the university take on the job of publication itself—and Johns Hopkins University Press was born: a publishing house relieved from the obligation to generate profits for owners and shareholders by operating under the nonprofit charter of the university and charged with publishing the results of post-doctoral research.
Presses that still publish today were founded at the University of Toronto in 1901, Princeton in 1905, Fordham in 1907, Yale in 1908, Washington in 1909, Harvard in 1913, New York in 1916, Stanford in 1917, and Illinois in 1918.
University presses offered an important new avenue for expanding that outreach mission by publishing books in which the intellectual resources of the university were focused on topics of local or regional interest: state and community histories, area guidebooks, books about local wildflowers, birds, cooking, architecture, folklore and music, biographies of statesmen and political leaders.
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