It’s University Press Week, which is a fun project of the Association of American University Presses, which includes more than 130 academic publishers across North America. To celebrate, and in anticipation of UMP’s 50th anniversary in 2017, we agreed to write a Throwback Thursday (or #TBT) blog post, that included 40 years of books, catalogues, and ephemera, from 1967-2007.
Little did we know that “throwbacking” would involve several descents to UMP’s basement storage space as well as demanding that longtime staff members rifle through their file cabinets, desk drawers, and cupboards. The photo shoot alone involved ten or more trips up and down the stairs as books, catalogues, and archival photos were assembled, arranged, and photographed before being hauled back to UMP’s offices. The good news? We found print copies of books and catalogues that current staff members hadn’t seen before and discovered the Wayback Machine, an internet archive, that has multiple versions of UMP’s website. As we shifted around boxes and flipped through books, we realized just how many titles UMP printed from 1967-2007.
We also gained—and regained—a respect for the work of the editors and production managers and designers and copyeditors and marketing staff that worked here in the decades before we joined the press.
Posted by U of M Press
November 10, 2015
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