About the Press
On August 2, 1943, Chancellor William Pearson Tolley founded Syracuse University Press. It was his intent that such a venture should enhance the school’s academic standing. "What was described as ‘a casual train chat’ between Tolley and Thomas Watson led to the founding of an organ of the university to publish its research. Tolley promised to organize a university press to publish IBM’s Precision Measurement in the Metal Working Industry. . . In its first year, Syracuse University Press published the first volume. . . It was followed by a second volume in 1944."
—From Syracuse University: The Tolley Years, 1942-1969 by John Robert Greene
With more than 1,200 titles in print, the Press consistently earns international critical acclaim and attracts award-winning authors of note. In achievement and in deed we proudly sustain and continue to fulfill Chancellor Tolley's worthy vision. Each year Syracuse University Press publishes new and groundbreaking books in specialized areas including New York State, Middle East Studies, Judaica, Geography, Irish Studies, Native American Studies, Religion, Television and Popular Culture.
Play a vital role in the publishing process by joining Partners of the Press. As a partner you provide special support in the design, translation, editing, or marketing of an approved manuscript. Your gift ensures that Syracuse University Press continues its mission of publishing books that will make a difference today and for generations to come. Syracuse University Press reports directly to Suzanne Thorin, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries.
Please direct your inquiries to: Development Office
621 Skytop Road, Suite 110
Syracuse, New York 13244-5290
"Syracuse University Press brings the work of keen minds from around the world to bear on crucial issues that resonate locally and globally—from the rights of indigenous peoples to increasing understanding of Middle Eastern cultures to strategies for conflict resolution. By promoting scholarly distinction on topics so clearly relevant today, Syracuse University Press plays an important role in pursuit of the University’s vision, Scholarship in Action."
—Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President, Syracuse University
"Syracuse is regarded as the publisher toward which good scholarly authors naturally gravitate. Its existing list and history of turning out well-regarded books make us recommend Syracuse University Press to both new and established scholars with solid work in progress."
—Timothy Miller, University of Kansas, author of The Quest for Utopia in Twentieth-Century America, 1900-1960
"The Press has led the way into important realms of scholarly publication."
—David Tatham, Syracuse University, author of Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks
"In countries where Syracuse University may not otherwise have a high profile, the publications of the Press represent the university and lend it considerable prestige."
—Samia Serageldin, Duke University, author of The Cairo House: A Novel
"Syracuse University Press is unique in what it contributes to culture and scholarship a publishing house which works closely with its authors to produce books that sell, interest, and nurture readers in a variety of fields."
—Nayra Atiya, author of Khul-Khaal: Five Egyptian Women Tell Their Stories