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Greenwood Press

"Praeger" redirects here. For other uses, see Prager (disambiguation).
Greenwood Publishing Group
Parent company ABC-CLIO
Status Active
Founded 1967
Founder Harold Mason
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Westport, Connecticut
Distribution Worldwide
Nonfiction topics Reference works, scholarly and general interest, library and teaching materials
Imprints Greenwood Press (reference works)
Praeger Publishers (scholarly and general interest)
Libraries unlimited (for libraries and teachers)
Official website www.greenwood.com

Greenwood Publishing Group (GPG) is an educational and academic publisher (middle school through university level) which is today part of ABC-CLIO. Established in 1967 and based in Westport, Connecticut,[1] Greenwood Publishing Group publishes reference works under its Greenwood Press imprint, and scholarly, professional, and general interest books under its related imprint, Praeger Publishers. Also part of GPG is Libraries Unlimited, which publishes professional works for librarians and teachers.[2]

History

The company was founded as Greenwood Press, Inc. in 1967 by Harold Mason, a librarian and antiquarian bookseller, and Harold Schwartz who had a background in trade publishing. The company initially focused on reprinting out-of-print works, particularly titles listed in the American Library Association's first edition of Books for College Libraries (1967), under the Greenwood Press imprint, and out-of-print periodicals published as American Radical Periodicals under the Greenwood Reprint imprint. In 1969 the company was sold to Williamhouse-Regency, a company then on the American Stock Exchange, which led to further expanding its reprint activities as well as starting a microform publishing imprint, Greenwood Microforms.

By 1970 a small scholarly monograph program was established and Robert Hagelstein, formerly with the Johnson Reprint Corporation, a division of Academic Press, was hired as Vice President. In 1973, Mason and Schwartz left the company, and Hagelstein was named President, a position he would hold until his retirement at the end of 1999. During those twenty-seven years, the press wound down its reprint activities diverting its focus to new scholarly, reference, and professional books. This large-scale redirection of the company resulted in the publication of more than 10,000 titles during those years.

On August 25, 1976 the company was sold to the Congressional Information Service, Inc (CIS) and in 1979 became part of the Dutch publishing giant, Elsevier, following Elsevier's purchase of CIS. That same year the press initiated its Quorum Books imprint, which published professional titles in business and law.

On January 1, 1986 GPG expanded yet again when it purchased Praeger Publishers, founded by Frederick A. Praeger in 1949,[3] from CBS, Inc., and in 1989 when it acquired Bergin & Garvey and Auburn House.

At the beginning of 1990 the company's name was changed from Greenwood Press, Inc. to Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. When Elsevier merged with Reed International in 1993, GPG became part of Reed Elsevier, and by the mid-1990s the operational part of GPG joined with Heinemann USA, which had been part of Reed.

When Hagelstein retired at the end of 1999, Wayne Smith was named President. Under Smith, GPG made a number of additional acquisitions including the Ablex and Oryx imprints and Libraries Unlimited, and expanded GPG's on line and CD-ROM products under its Greenwood Electronic Media imprint.

On July 12, 2001, Reed Elsevier completed its acquisition of Harcourt. Harcourt became a wholly owned subsidiary of Reed Elsevier and GPG became part of Harcourt Education.

On December 13, 2007 GPG became part of Houghton Mifflin Co. as a result of Houghton's acquisition of Harcourt.[4]

On October 1, 2008, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt granted ABC-CLIO of Santa Barbara, California a perpetual license to use the imprints and publish the titles of GPG, excluding Heinemann. The offices in Westport, Connecticut closed as a result.[5]

References

External links

  • Company home page
  • FolkLib Index - Bio-Bibliographies by Greenwood Press - all 205 known books published 1982-2005
  • "List of Radical Periodicals in the United States (Reissued 1968-70)." - list of the 109 radical periodicals reissued by Greenwood.
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