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Record Group: 4 UW
Record Sub-Group: 72
Records Title: UM System; President's Office; University of Missouri Press; Recordings, Books and Publications
Dates: 1960--
Volume: 60 cubic feet, 75 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Record Sub-Group contains University of Missouri Press titles, publication lists and catalogs, phonograph recordings of music and poetry readings. The University Press published a monographic and recording series known as "Breakthroughs," which featured first books in poetry, short fiction and drama as well as recordings of poetry reading by authors. The Sub-Group includes printed catalogs and publication lists. The University Press also produced musical recordings between 1964 and 1977, some of which are included in this Sub-Group.

Historical Note:

The University Press was founded in 1958 by Professor Bill Peden and University Librarian Ralph Parker to contribute to scholarship in several academic disciplines. Peden and Parker served as co-directors from 1958-1962. The strengths of the University Press are in the areas of history, art and art history, literary criticism, national and state politics, and philosophy.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - UW:4/151/1 (A01-45; A01-87; continuing)
This Records Series contains monographic, serialized, and edited titles published by the University of Missouri Press (1960--).
(59 c.f.,
Follow this link for box locations.)

Note to Researcher: Beginning in 1959, titles from the series University of Missouri Studies: A Quarterly of Research that started in 1926 and preceded the University Press, were also identified as University of Missouri Press publications. After 1980 the University of Missouri Studies: A Quarterly of Research ceased publication. For information about the University of Missouri Studies: A Quarterly of Research see Series 2 of Sub-Group 19 of Record Group 0 C. A title and author card file to the University of Missouri Press titles is located in Room 723 of Lewis Hall. Titles from the University of Missouri Press related to the University, the State or Missouri, or Missourians are located in the University Archives Reading Room, 703 Lewis Hall.

Series 2. - UW:4/151/2 (A81-8) Continuing Series
This Records Series contains a typed report of the book titles published by the University Press and its predecessor, University of Missouri Studies: A Quarterly of Research created by the University of Missouri Press in 1981. This Series also includes a list of University Press titles that were awarded prizes or recognition from 1969-1977, as well as copies of press catalogs and in-print lists from the University Press for the years 1964-present, and issues of the Missouri Book News, 2004-2006. The Series also contains a sampling of general pamphlets and brochures on a variety of University Press-related topics.
(1 c.f., 725, 3, 6)

Former Series #3 UW:4/151/3
UM-System; President's Office; University of Missouri Press; Recordings
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This former Series contains phonograph recordings of University of Missouri Press (1967-1977).

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