University of Oklahoma Press

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The University of Oklahoma Press (OU Press) is the publishing arm of the University of Oklahoma. Founded in 1929 by the fifth president of the University of Oklahoma, William Bennett Bizzell, it was the first university press to be established in the American Southwest.1 The OU Press is primarily known for its publication of works relating to the American West and Native Americans, but publishes texts relating to other subjects as well.2 Tornadoes and severe weather are another focus.

The Arthur H. Clark Company (founded 1902) was a major printer of publications related to the history of the Western United States. In July 2006, the company was acquired by the University of Oklahoma Press and relocated to Norman, Oklahoma, where it continues as an imprint.


  1. ^ The Oklahoma University Press website, [1].
  2. ^ Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopaedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, [2]

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