Record Group: 4 UW
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.
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 1. - UW:4/151/1 (A01-45; A01-87; continuing)
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, and some titles of regional interest, are located in the University Archives Reading Room, 703 Lewis Hall.
Series 2. - UW:4/151/2 (A81-8) Continuing Series
Former Series #3 UW:4/151/3
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