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Where is the Iowa State University Press?

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The ISU Library owns the majority of books published by the Iowa State University Press, but not all of them. The ISU Press no longer exists as a separate entity. The Press merged with Blackwell Science Publishing in 2000 and then it was acquired by Wiley in 2007.  Books published after 2000 still have the ISU Press imprint, but are not being published in Ames.  If you are looking for copyright permissions for an ISU Press book, contact Wiley-Blackwell - they have a permissions page at:

There were a lot of variations in the name of the press over time:  Collegiate Press (1924-1946), Iowa State College Press (1946-1959), Iowa State University Press (1959-present).  Several sources erroneously list the ISU Press as starting in 1934, when this was just the year they began their major foray into book publishing.  There were also 2 books published (in 1927 and 1928) when it was called Collegiate Press. For more information about the Press, see A History of the Iowa State University Press, by Russell Kaniuka in 1961 (an unpublished Master's thesis, Iowa State University).