ANU Press

Identity area

Type of entity

University unit

Authorized form of name

ANU Press

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Australian National University Press

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1966 - 1984

History

The ANU Press evolved from a publications unit within the university and was formally established by Council in 1966. The Publications Committee (later the Editorial Committee) was responsible for publishing scholarly works originating or related to the work done at the University. William Arnold Wood was its first Director from 20 October 1967. Patricia Croft, the University’s Publications Officer since 1 March 1963, later Editor from 5 July 1968. Brian Clousten was appointed Director in 1977. By 1980 a financial crisis had reached the ANU Press due to the high costs of printing and publishing. In June 1984 a decision was made by Council to close ANU Press. Pergamon Press, an Oxford-based publishing house with a branch in Sydney, took over ANU Press from 1985 with the arrangement that some titles would be published under the ANU Press name.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Administration; print publishing

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

ANU Press Management Committee (1980 - 1982)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1980 - 1982

Description of relationship

Related entity

ANU Press Editorial Board (1976 - 1980)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1976 - 1980

Description of relationship

Related entity

Editorial Committee (1967 - 1976)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1967 - 1976

Description of relationship

Related entity

Publications Committee (1955 - 1967)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1966 - 1967

Description of relationship

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 26 February 2013

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Script(s)

Sources

The Australian National University Calendars 1968, 1973,1977
The Australian National University Annual Report 1980, 1984
S G Foster and Margaret M Varghese. The Making of the Australian National University 1946-1996 (Allen & Unwin,1996).

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