University Press of Kansas


Founded in 1946 and located on KU’s West Campus, the University Press of Kansas represents a consortium of six state universities: Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, Wichita State University, and KU.

The Press has a robust publishing history, having published over 2,500 titles and adding approximately sixty new titles annually to our esteemed collection. UPK is dedicated to publishing books that represent Kansans and our culture, but our expertise doesn’t stop there. The Press has earned a reputation for producing quality scholarship that extends beyond the Midwest with titles in American history, environmental studies, military history, law, Native American studies, and politics.

Our publications successfully capture both national and international readerships by garnering prestigious academic awards and excellent review and media attention in outlets like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times Book Review, New York Review of Books, Library Journal, and Chronicle of Higher Education.

We invite you to contribute to our ongoing efforts to publish world-class books—and to make them available in multiple formats (print and e-editions) and at affordable prices for scholars, general readers, and students alike. Your gift will help the Press:

  • Publish more first-time authors.
  • Grow our publications from 60 to 75 new titles annually.
  • Contribute select titles to open-access platforms.

​As we strive to uphold our mission to publish and disseminate distinguished scholarship, every contribution helps. Please visit for more information about the Press. We thank you for your support!

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