Syracuse University Press

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Syracuse University Press
Syracuse University Press.gif
Parent companySyracuse University
FoundedAugust 1943; 79 years ago (1943-08)[1]
FounderWilliam P. Tolley, Thomas J. Watson
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters location621 Skytop Rd #120, Syracuse, New York 13244-5290
DistributionLongleaf Services (US)[2]
Eurospan Group (EMEA)
Scholarly Book Services (Canada)[2]
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 American University Presses.[3]


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.[4] 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,[clarification needed] television and popular culture, sports and entertainment.[4] The Press has an international reputation in Irish studies and Middle East studies.[5] In March 2017, SU Press received Humanities Open Book Program award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.[6][7]

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.[8]


  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. ^ a b "About – Syracuse University Press". Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  5. ^ "Stories -". Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  6. ^ "NEH grant details: Humanities Open Book Program-Syracuse University Press". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  8. ^ Hatem, Cristina (October 18, 2020). "Syracuse University Press and Sound Beat: Access Audio Partner to Produce Audiobooks". SU News. Retrieved 20 October 2020.

External links[edit]