Archie Turnbull and Edinburgh University Press.

McCleery, Alistair and Finkelstein, David (2005) Archie Turnbull and Edinburgh University Press. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 37 (1). pp. 33-47. ISSN 1198-9742

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


This article details the life of Archie Turnbull as an Edinburgh publisher, initially working at W.& R. Chambers from 1949 - 1952, then as secretary of the Edinburgh University Press from 1952 - 1987. It notes his role in the expansion of EUP during his tenure, places Edinburgh University Press in the context of other contemporary Scottish publishing houses, and draws on an interview with Turnbull in October 2001 for comments on his professional career. It also records how important academic series such as the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels were nurtured and notes how EUP was able to flourish thanks to a general 1960s expansion of UK higher education and the positive institutional support of Edinburgh University.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1198-9742
Electronic ISSN: 1710-1166
Uncontrolled Keywords: 'Archie Turnbull'; Edinburgh University Press; publishing; Scotland; UK higher education;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Item ID: 4693
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 13:24
Last Modified: 01 May 2013 13:38

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Edinburgh Napier University is a registered Scottish charity. Registration number SC018373