University Press of Kansas

The University Press of Kansas is a publisher located in Lawrence, Kansas. Operated by The University of Kansas, it represents the six state universities in the US state of Kansas: Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University (K-State), Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas (KU), and Wichita State University.[a]

University Press of Kansas
Parent companyKansas Board of Regents
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationLawrence, Kansas
Distributionself-distributed (United States)
Eurospan Group (EMEA)
East-West Export Books (Asia, the Pacific)
Scholarly Book Services (Canada)[1]
Publication typesBooks


The press was established in 1946, with major reorganizations in 1967 and 1976. Today, it operates as a consortium with representation from each of the participating universities. The press is located on the west portion of the KU campus.[3]

The press largely publishes books that deal with American politics and military history, as well as books that have a regional focus.[4]


  1. ^ Washburn University, a public university located in Topeka, is funded by county sales tax and has its own board of regents.[2] It is thus not counted among the state universities.


  1. ^ "International Sales Reps". University Press of Kansas. University of Kansas. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "The History of Washburn University". Washburn University. Archived from the original on March 29, 2009.
  3. ^ "About". University Press of Kansas. University of Kansas. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "University Press of Kansas". JSTOR. Retrieved February 2, 2018.

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