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Duke University Press publishes both scholarly books and journals, primarily in the humanities and social sciences. In its early years, preference was given to works published by faculty, graduate students and alumni and to works focused on southern states. William T. Laprade served as the first Director until 1926. That same year, Duke University Press was founded with William K. Boyd as Director. Following Boyd as Director were the following: Paul F. Baum (1927-1930), J. Fred Rippy (1930-1936), Henry Dwire (1936-1944), Laprade (1944-1951), Ashbel G. Brice (1951-1981), Richard C. Rowson (1981-1989), Lawrence J. Malley (1989-1993), and Stanley Fish (1993-1998).

From the description of Duke University Press records, 1926-1991. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 170967714

The South Atlantic Quarterly was founded in 1901 by John Spencer Bassett, a professor of English at Trinity College (later Duke University). Funded by Trinity College faculty and administrators, as well as by philanthropists, the scholarly and literary journal was devoted to discussing and critiquing southern topics. The first issue was published in January 1902. Bassett published an essay in the October 1903 issue that was critical of racist political tactics and drew national attention to Trinity College and the issue of academic freedom.

In approximately 1908, Trinity College, and later Duke University, began to support the journal financially. The South Atlantic Quarterly has been published by the Duke University Press. The journal has been continually published with a volunteer editorial staff. Faculty members from the Departments of English and History have served as the journal's editor. Over time, the journal's focus has expanded to include not only southern topics but also those of national and international interest.

From the guide to the South Atlantic Quarterly Records, ., 1926 - 1986, (University Archives, Duke University)

The origins of Duke University Press date back to 1892 and the establishment of the Trinity College Historical Society. In 1921, the Trinity College Press was officially founded. William T. Laprade served as the first Director until 1926. That same year, Duke University Press was founded with William K. Boyd as Director. Following Boyd as Director were the following: Paul F. Baum (1927-1930), J. Fred Rippy (1930-1936), Henry Dwire (1936-1944), Laprade (1944-1951), Ashbel G. Brice (1951-1981), Richard C. Rowson (1981-1989), Lawrence J. Malley (1989-1993), and Stanley Fish (1993-1998).

Duke University Press publishes approximately 120 books annually and more than 30 journals. It publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences and issues a few publications for primarily professional audiences (e.g., in law or medicine). It is best known for its publications in the broad and interdisciplinary area of theory and history of cultural production.

From the guide to the Duke University Press Records, 1812-1991, (University Archives, Duke University)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Eva J. Salber Papers, 1937-1990 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf South Atlantic Quarterly Records, ., 1926 - 1986 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Gibson, William M. (William Merriam), 1912-1987. Papers, 1934-1987. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf South Atlantic Quarterly records, 1926-1986. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Duke University Press. American Literature records, 1927-2002. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Duke University Press Records, 1812-1991 University Archives, Duke University.
creatorOf Stovall, Floyd, 1896-1991. Floyd Stovall papers [manuscrip], 1938-1982. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Fuller, Lon L. Lon L. Fuller papers. 1926-1977. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Duke University Press. Duke University Press records, 1926-1991. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Edward Dorn Papers., undated, 1956-1993. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn Duke University. University Archives. Duke University Press Reference Collection, 1922-ongoing. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn Jay B. Hubbell Papers, 1816-1998 and undated, bulk 1920-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ghodes, Clarence Louis Frank, 1901-. Clarence Louis Frank Ghodes papers, 1889-1952 (bulk 1935-1952). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Arthur E. Sutherland papers Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Duffey, Bernard I., 1917-1994. Bernard I. Duffey papers, 1957-1983. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Seeman, Ernest, 1886-1979. Ernest Seeman papers, 1930-1975 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Laprade, William Thomas, 1883-1975. William Thomas Laprade Papers, 1660-1975 (bulk 1898-1975). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Don Patinkin Papers, 1870-1995 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wendell Holmes Stephenson Papers, 1820-1968 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Association of American University Presses. corporateBody
associatedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 person
associatedWith Brice, Ashbel. person
correspondedWith Dorn, Edward. person
associatedWith Duffey, Bernard I., 1917-1994. person
associatedWith Duke University. University Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Dwire, Henry R. person
associatedWith Fuller, Lon L., 1902- person
associatedWith Ghodes, Clarence Louis Frank, 1901- person
associatedWith Gibson, William M. (William Merriam), 1912-1987. person
associatedWith Hubbell, Jay B., 1885-1979 person
associatedWith Laprade, William Thomas, 1873-1975. person
associatedWith Laprade, William Thomas, 1883-1975. person
correspondedWith Patinkin, Don person
correspondedWith Ramsey, Paul person
associatedWith Rhine, J. B. (Joseph Banks), 1895-1980. person
associatedWith Rippy, J. Fred (James Fred), 1892-1977. person
associatedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
associatedWith Salber, Eva J., 1916-1990 person
associatedWith Seeman, Ernest, 1886-1979. person
correspondedWith Stephenson, Wendell Holmes, 1899-1970 person
associatedWith Stovall, Floyd, 1896-1991. person
associatedWith Sutherland, Arthur E., 1902-1973 person
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