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Yale University Press is a
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associated with
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. It was founded in 1908 by George Parmly Day, and became an official
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of
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in 1961, but it remains financially and operationally autonomous. As of 2020, Yale University Press publishes approximately 300 new
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and 150 new
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books annually and has a backlist of about 5,000 books in print. Its books have won five
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s, two
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s and eight
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s. The press maintains offices in
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and
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London, England
. Yale is the only American university press with a full-scale publishing operation in Europe. It was a co-founder of the distributor TriLiteral LLC with
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and
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. TriLiteral was sold to
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in 2018.


Series and publishing programs


Yale Series of Younger Poets

Since its inception in 1919, the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition has published the first collection of poetry by new poets. The first winner was Howard Buck; the 2011 winner was
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.


Yale Drama Series

Yale University Press and
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jointly sponsor the
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, a playwriting competition. The winner of the annual competition is awarded the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Yale Rep. The Yale Drama Series and David C. Horn Prize are funded by the David Charles Horn Foundation.


Anchor Yale Bible Series

In 2007, Yale University Press acquired the
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, a collection of more than 115 volumes of biblical scholarship, from the
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. New and backlist titles are now published under the Anchor Yale Bible Series name.


Future of American Democracy Series

Yale University Press is publishing the Future of American Democracy Series, which "aims to examine, sustain, and renew the historic vision of American democracy in a series of books by some of America's foremost thinkers", in partnership with the
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.


The Lamar Series in Western History

The Lamar Series in Western History (formerly the Yale Western Americana series) was established in 1962 to publish works that enhance the understanding of human affairs in the American West and contribute to a wider understanding of why the West matters in the political, social, and cultural life of America.


Terry Lectures Series

The Dwight H. Terry Lectureship was established in 1905 to encourage the consideration of religion in the context of modern science, psychology, and philosophy. Many of the lectures, which are hosted by Yale University, have been edited into book form by the Yale University Press.


Yale Nota Bene

On September 22, 2000, Yale University Press announced a new ''Yale Nota Bene'' imprint that would "feature reprints of best-selling and classic Yale Press titles encompassing works of history, religion, science, current affairs, reference and biography, in addition to fiction, poetry and drama."


Controversies


Mangling the typesetting of Mises' ''Human Action''

In 1963, the Press published a revised edition of
Ludwig von Mises Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (; 29 September 1881 – 10 October 1973) was an Austrian School economist, historian, logician, and Sociology, sociologist. Mises wrote and lectured extensively on the societal contributions of classical liberal ...

Ludwig von Mises
's ''
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''. In the May 5, 1964 issue of ''
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'',
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Henry Hazlitt
wrote the story "Mangling a Masterpiece", accusing Yale University Press of intentionally typesetting the new edition in an amateurish fashion, due to the Press's differing ideological beliefs.


Muhammad cartoon controversy

In August, 2009, officials at the Press ignited a controversy when they decided to expunge reproductions of the cartoons involved in the
Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy The ''Jyllands-Posten'' Muhammad cartoons controversy (or Muhammad cartoons crisis) ( da, Muhammedkrisen) began after the Danish newspaper ''Jyllands-Posten'' published 12 editorial cartoons on 30 September 2005, most of which depicted Muhammad, ...
, along with all other images of Muhammad, from a scholarly book entitled '' The Cartoons that Shook the World'', by professor
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.


References


External links

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* Yale University Press Records. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. {{Authority control Yale University Visual arts publishing companies Book publishing companies based in Connecticut Publishing companies established in 1908 University presses of the United States 1908 establishments in Connecticut