Syracuse University Press

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Syracuse University Press
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Parent companySyracuse University
FoundedAugust 1943; 79 years ago (1943-08)[1]
FounderWilliam P. Tolley, Thomas J. Watson
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationSyracuse, New York
DistributionLongleaf Services (US)[2]
Eurospan Group (EMEA)
Scholarly Book Services (Canada)[2]
Key peopleScott Warren (Interim Director)
Publication typesBooks, Audiobooks

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, Native American studies, peace and conflict resolution, Irish studies and Jewish studies, New York State, television and popular culture, sports and entertainment.[5][6] The Press has an international reputation in Irish studies and Middle East studies.[7] In March 2017, SU Press received Humanities Open Book Program award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.[8][9]

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.[10]

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  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 on JSTOR". Retrieved 28 January 2023.
  7. ^ "Stories -". Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  8. ^ "NEH grant details: Humanities Open Book Program-Syracuse University Press". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ 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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