University Press of Kansas

American university press

The University Press of Kansas is a publisher in Lawrence, KS that represents the six state universities in the US state of Kansas: Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University (K-State), Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas (KU), and Wichita State University.[a]

University Press of Kansas
Parent companyKansas Board of Regents
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationLawrence, Kansas
Distributionself-distributed (United States)
Eurospan Group (EMEA)
East-West Export Books (Asia, the Pacific)
Scholarly Book Services (Canada)[1]
Publication typesBooks


The press was created in 1946. There were big changes in 1967 and 1976. Today, it operates as a consortium with representation from each of the participating universities. The press is on the west part of the KU campus.[3]

The press mostly publishes books about American politics and military history. They also publish books about the region around it.[4]


  1. Washburn University, a public university in Topeka, is funded by county sales tax, and it has its own board of regents.[2] It is thus not counted as a state universities.


  1. "International Sales Reps". University Press of Kansas. University of Kansas. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  2. "The History of Washburn University". Washburn University. Archived from the original on March 29, 2009.
  3. "About". University Press of Kansas. University of Kansas. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  4. "University Press of Kansas". JSTOR. Retrieved February 2, 2018.

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