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Syracuse University Press
Parent company Syracuse University
FoundedAugust 1943; 80 years ago (1943-08) [1]
Founder William P. Tolley, Thomas J. Watson
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Syracuse, New York
Distribution Longleaf Services (US) [2]
Eurospan Group (EMEA)
Scholarly Book Services (Canada) [2]
Key peopleScott Warren (Interim Director)
Publication types Books, Audiobooks
Official website

Syracuse University Press, founded in 1943, is a university press that is part of Syracuse University. It is a member of the Association of University Presses. [3] Domestic distribution for the press is currently provided by the University of North Carolina Press's Longleaf Services. [4]


SUP was formed in August 1943 when president William P. Tolley promised Thomas J. Watson that the university will organize a press to print IBM's Precision Measurements in the Metal Workings Industry. [5] Matthew Lyle Spencer of the School of Journalism became the first chair of the board of directors and Lawrence Siegfried was the first editor. [1]


The areas of focus for the Press include Middle East studies, [6] Native American studies, peace and conflict resolution, Irish studies and Jewish studies, [7] New York State, television and popular culture, sports and entertainment. [5] [8] [9] The Press has an international reputation in Irish studies and Middle East studies. [10]

The Press has never owned its own printing press, and books are printed by an offsite manufacturer. [9]

In March 2017, SU Press received Humanities Open Book Program award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. [11] [12]

Since October 2020, SU press has produced audiobooks in collaboration with Sound Beat, which is produced at Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive at Syracuse University Libraries. [13]

See also


  1. ^ a b Greene, John Robert (1996). Syracuse University: Volume IV: The Tolley Years 1942-1969. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. p. 98. ISBN  978-0-8156-2701-2. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "For Booksellers – Syracuse University Press". Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  3. ^ "Member Presses". Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  4. ^ "Client Publishers". Longleaf Services. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  5. ^ a b "About – Syracuse University Press". Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  6. ^ "Syracuse University Press Presents First Volumes in Critical Arab American Studies Series". Syracuse University News. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2023.
  7. ^ Hamlin, Mona (9 December 2018). "SU Press Author Wins Modern Language Association of America Book Award". Syracuse University News. Retrieved 1 May 2023.
  8. ^ "Syracuse University Press on JSTOR". Retrieved 28 January 2023.
  9. ^ a b Gedetsis, Jacob (21 October 2015). "Syracuse University Press constantly adapts to survive". The Daily Orange. Retrieved 1 May 2023.
  10. ^ "Stories -". Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  11. ^ "NEH grant details: Humanities Open Book Program-Syracuse University Press". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  12. ^ "National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Awards and Offers" (PDF). March 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-05-13. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  13. ^ Hatem, Cristina (October 18, 2020). "Syracuse University Press and Sound Beat: Access Audio Partner to Produce Audiobooks". SU News. Retrieved 20 October 2020.

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