History of Oxford University Press: Volume III: 1896 to 1970

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Wm. Roger Louis, Ian Anders Gadd, Simon Eliot, William Roger Louis, Keith Robbins
OUP Oxford, 2013 - Business & Economics - 876 pages
The story of Oxford University Press spans five centuries of printing and publishing. Beginning with the first presses set up in Oxford in the fifteenth century and the later establishment of a university printing house, it leads through the publication of bibles, scholarly works, and the Oxford English Dictionary, to a twentieth-century expansion that created the largest university press in the world, playing a part in research, education, and language learning in more than 50 countries. With access to extensive archives, The History of OUP traces the impact of long-term changes in printing technology and the business of publishing. It also considers the effects of wider trends in education, reading, and scholarship, in international trade and the spreading influence of the English language, and in cultural and social history - both in Oxford and through its presence around the world. The twentieth century brought new horizons to Oxford University Press as offices were opened in the USA (in 1896), Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan, Asia, and Africa. Wm Roger Louis and 22 expert contributors explore the growth of OUP's publishing, not only in works of scholarship and religion, but also in dictionaries, reference works, and literature for general readers, and in publishing for education and English language teaching. They trace OUP's relationship with the University and city of Oxford, and its place in London and the international book trade. The volume also considers the technological revolution that led to the decline of the printing business in Oxford, and the new challenges of managing a much larger organization that were identified by the influential Waldock Report of 1970.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Reassessing the History of Oxford University Press 18961970
13
PART I The Press in Oxford and London and Relations with the University
57
PART II Printing Paper Machines and Buildings
217
PART III Publications
323
PART IV Worldwide Expansion and Infl uence
581
PART V End of an Era
755
APPENDICES
815
Archival Overview
825
Index
827
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Wm. Roger Louis (D.Litt., Oxford), CBE, FBA, is Kerr Professor at the University of Texas and Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. A Past President of the American Historical Association, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford History of the British Empire. His books include Ends of British Imperialism.

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