UP began life as the print-shop of Oxford University. First centralised in the Sheldonian Theatre in 1669, it later moved to the Clarendon Building, and finally to OUP’s current premises at Great Clarendon Street. The print-shop became one of the leading printing establishments in the country, with its own type-foundry and paper mill, and employed around 900 staff at the height of production. It continued to print OUP books until 1989 when it closed due to market conditions, with printing contracted out around the world. Click on the links below to explore some of the records produced during the operation of the print-shop.