Archie Turnbull and Edinburgh University Press

Alistair McCleery*, David Finkelstein

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This article details the life of Archie Turnbull as an Edinburgh publisher, initially working at W. and R. Chambers from 1949 to 1952, then as secretary of the Edinburgh University Press from 1952 to 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-47
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Scholarly Publishing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Media Technology


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