Stanford University Press
|Parent company||Stanford University Libraries|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Redwood City, California|
|Distribution||Ingram Academic (US)
Combined Academic Publishers (UK)
|Imprints||Stanford Law Books, Stanford Security Studies|
The Stanford University Press (SUP) is the publishing house of Stanford University. In 1892, an independent publishing company was established at the university. The first use of the name “Stanford University Press” in a book’s imprinting occurred in 1895. In 1917, the university bought the press, making it a division of Stanford.
In 1999, the press became a division of the Stanford University Libraries. It was located on Page Mill Road in the Stanford Research Park to the southeast of the Stanford campus before moving to its current location, Redwood City, in 2012-2013. It publishes about 130 books per year.
- Bancroft Prize: Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision, 1962.
- Bancroft Prize: Preponderance of Power: National Security, the Truman Administration, and the Cold War, 1992.
- Nautilus Book Award: Companies on a Mission, 2010.
- Acting Out
- Between Pacific Tides
- Born Red
- Is Geography Destiny? Lessons from Latin America
- Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement
1933 murder trial
In 1933, David Lamson, a sales manager at SUP, was accused of murdering his wife, Allene, at their home on the Stanford campus. Janet Lewis, wife of Stanford poet Yvor Winters, campaigning for Lamson’s acquittal, wrote a pamphlet emphasizing the dangers of using circumstantial evidence. Lamson was ultimately released after being tried four times.