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Yale Press Centennial: Celebrating 100 Years


Yale University Press was founded in 1908 to advance learning through the publication of books that contribute to an understanding of human affairs whether in arts or sciences.

We are pleased to usher the Press into the second century by celebrating the first.

A Message from the Director
John Donatich, Director of Yale University Press, reflects on the Press's successes and the future of university publishing

A Brief History
Adapted from Nicholas Basbanes’s A World of Letters, a history of the Press, published in Fall 2008

A World of Letters
Specially commissioned for the Centennial, this book chronicles the Press's lively history

Centennial Highlights
Browse some of the Press’s bestselling, prize-winning, and seminal works

Media Praise
See what some of our readers have to say

  Centennial Bibliography
A searchable list of the more than 8,000 titles published by the Press since 1908

Prizes and Awards
Many Yale University Press books have been honored with numerous awards and prizes, from Pulitzer to PEN. Search by sponsor, year, or award

Centennial Celebrations
Exhibitions, media events, and academic conferences

Annual Report 2006-2007
This year’s report features publicity and acquisition highlights, new series, bestsellers, and award-winners

Friends of the Press
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