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Melbourne University Press. Board Of Management
History : Dissatisfied with arrangements with booksellers for the supply of books for staff and student use, the University Press was established in 1921, commencing operations in 1922, to supply textbooks, Including second-hand), note-books, stationery and apparatus. It soon served as a circulation library for post-graduate students in Education and included a Post and Telegraph Office among its facilities. In 1923 it published its first book, M. Willard's History of the White Australia Policy, with others ready to appear. At first directed by Stanley Addison, Assistant Registrar, with the Librarian Leigh Scott as Secretary, towards the end of 1931 the Press's objects, constitution and methods of control were incorporated in a statute, and in 1932 Frank Wilmot ("Furnley Maurice") was appointed Manager under a Board of Management. After Wilmot's death in 1940 management passed to Gwyn James. With James, MUP was to abandon its fringe activities to concentrate on "the policy of making the press a first rate publishing house in the learned and literary fields". The Press was privatised in 2002 and renamed Melbourne University Publishing.
Activities/Occupation: University Board
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