Princeton University Press

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Princeton University Press
Founded 1905
Founder Whitney Darrow
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Princeton, New Jersey
Publication types Books
Official website
Princeton University Press
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Princeton University Press is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Princeton University Press
Location 41 William Street, Princeton, New Jersey
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Built 1911
Architect Ernest Flagg
Architectural style Collegiate Gothic
Part of Princeton Historic District (#75001143)
Added to NRHP 27 June, 1975

The 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.[1] Its distinctive building was constructed in 1911 on William Street in Princeton.[2] Its first book was a new 1912 edition of John Witherspoon's Lectures on Moral Philosophy.[3]

Pulitzers and other Major Awards

Six books from the Princeton University Press have won Pulitzer Prizes.

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

Papers projects

Multi-volume historical documents projects undertaken by the Press include

The Papers of Woodrow Wilson has been called "one of the great editorial achievements in all history."[10]

Bollingen Series

The Princeton University Press 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

Selected titles


  1. "Princeton University Press, Erected Through the Generousity [sic] of Charles Scribners, a New and Unique Adjunct to the University" (PDF). The New York Times. May 19, 1912.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Letich, Alexander (1978). A Princeton Companion. Princeton University Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. A History of Princeton University Press (2002)
  4. The Pulitzer Prizes: 1957 Winners
  5. The Pulitzer Prizes: 1958 Winners
  6. The Pulitzer Prizes: 1961 Winners
  7. The Pulitzer Prizes: 1963 Winners
  8. The Pulitzer Prizes: 1965 Winners
  9. The Pulitzer Prizes: 1990 Winners
  10. Cooper, John Milton (2011). Woodrow Wilson: A Biography. Random House. p. 736. Retrieved July 28, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Banks, Eric (April 1, 2005). "Book of Lists: Princeton University Press at 100". Artforum International.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Staff of Princeton University Press (2005). A Century in Books:Princeton University Press 1905-2005. ISBN 9780691122922.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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