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By Albert Muto

In 1893, whilst the collage of California used to be simply twenty-five years outdated, its governing board took a daring step in vote casting the cash to establish a publishing application for the works of its college. Like a few of the American universities demonstrated within the past due 19th century, California the German version of emphasizing unique study between its college. yet, then as now, advertisement publishers weren't ready to post the consequences, and so those early learn universities started to submit for themselves. within the ultimate region of the 19th century, Johns Hopkins, California, Chicago, and Columbia all started to submit. All 4, in time, grew to become scholarly publishers of consequence.In this publication, released to commemorate the centennial of the collage of California Press, Albert Muto chronicles the early heritage of the clicking, from its beginnings as a printer of monographs through the University's personal school to its emergence within the early Fifties as a full-fledged college press within the Oxbridge tradition.Profusely illustrated with archival images and examples of early e-book layout, this e-book provides us a brand new viewpoint at the heritage of publishing within the usa, and at the early years of the nation's biggest public college.

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Lawson and Milicent Shinn, who kept the fledgling press alive in the nineteenth century Page ix Contents Preface xi 1 Introduction: The New American University and Its Press 1 2 Publishing Begins in Berkeley 10 3 The Monograph Press of Benjamin Ide Wheeler 34 4 The Editorial Committee's Press 49 5 Early Attempts at Book Publishing 72 6 The Reorganization of 1933: Marriage of Printing and Publishing 93 7 Publishing in the Farquhar Era: Journals, Series, and Books 139 8 Book Design: The Farquhar Style 161 9 Wartime Publishing, 19411945 172 10 The Postwar Years, 19461949: A Change of Direction 180 11 The Printing-Publishing Dispute and End of the Marriage 194 12 Transforming the Press, 19491953 216 13 Epilogue: The Press in Later Years 234 Appendix 1.

Dresslar, one of her former professors, gave her work the department's blessing, and Rowell attested to her right to use sales receipts from the publications financed by Mrs. Hearst. Printed at last in Pennsylvania, Shinn's Notes on the Development of a Child II came out in 1908 as volume 4 of Publications in Education. Milicent Shinn and Andrew Lawson, graduate student and professor, did much to develop the University as a center of graduate study in their fields. And it was their efforts, more than those of any others, that kept the University's publishing program going through the last years of the nineteenth century, relying for nearly a decade on the single appropriation of $ 1,000.

However he got the money, Lawson managed to keep the bulletin going until the turn of the century and the availability of regular funds. We might say, in retrospect, that he managedwith some help from Milicent Shinnto keep the University Press going. And a hundred years later, as another century runs to an end, the Bulletin of the Department of Geology, now called Publications in Geological Sciences, is still alive, with more than 130 volumes cataloged. A second monograph series began in 1893. Called University of California Studies and later renamed Publications in Education, its first number was Notes on the Development of a Child by Milicent Washburn Shinn, a most remarkable graduate student.

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