Syracuse University Press

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.[4]

Syracuse University Press
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Parent companySyracuse University
FoundedAugust 1943; 78 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)[3]
Publication typesBooks, Audiobooks


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. 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.[5] The Press has an international reputation in Irish studies and Middle East studies.[6] SU Press received Humanities Open Book Program award in March 2017.[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. ^ Domestic Orders - Syracuse University Press
  3. ^ International Orders - Syracuse University Press
  4. ^ "Member Presses". Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  5. ^ About Syracuse University Press
  6. ^ Paula Meseroll, "Lastings Impressions," Syracuse University Magazine, Spring 2000
  8. ^ 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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