The Princeton University Press
is an independent publisher
with close connections to Princeton University
. Its mission is to disseminate scholarship within academia
The press was founded by Whitney Darrow, with the financial support of Charles Scribner, as a printing press to serve the Princeton community in 1905. Its first book was a new 1912 edition of John Witherspoon's Lectures on Moral Philosophy.
Six books from the Princeton University Press have won Pulitzer Prizes
Multi-volume historical documents
projects undertaken by the Press include
The Princeton University Press Bollingen Series had its beginnings in the Bollingen Foundation
, a 1943 project of Paul Mellon
's Old Dominion Foundation. From 1945, the foundation had independent status, publishing and providing fellowships and grants in several areas of study including archaeology
, and psychology
. The Bollingen Series was given to the university in 1969.