Archives of Cambridge University Press, 1586 - 2019
Scope and Contents
'Printing' represents the manufacturing process, 'publishing' represents the editorial input, design and dissemination of the printed material. Until the late 20th century, the most senior employee of the Press was known as the 'Secretary to the Press Syndicate' and he liaised with the 'University Printer'. The most senior figure at the Press is now the Chief Executive.
It should be noted that records relating to the establishment of the Press, and papers created before the first Curators (later Syndics) in 1696, will be found in the University Archives rather than the Press Archive. For example, the Letters Patent of 26 Henry VIII (20 Jul. 1534) granting to the University the right to appoint three stationers within the University, and to print 'all manner of books,' is found in UA/Luard 162.
The Press Archivist is currently working to complete the catalogue of the Press Archive and will make further record descriptions available as soon as possible. Please use references found under the heading 'Former / Other Reference' to request the items currently available to researchers.
- 1586 - 2019
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
78.75 cubic metre(s) (78.75 cubic metres) : Paper, vellum, glass and film negatives
Language of Materials