ELCOME to Oxford University Press Archive



Oxford University has been involved with the printing trade since the 15th century. OUP's Archive holds the records of the University's printing and publishing activities from the 17th century to date. The records of the Oxford English Dictionary form a major part of the collection. Please explore our website to find out more about us.

The Archive Department also manages the Press Museum at OUP in Oxford. Visitors are welcome to the Museum but tours must be booked in advance. See our Museum page for more information.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the OUP Museum remains closed for the foreseeable future. We kindly ask you not to visit the Press building at this time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum when we do re-open. Details of our re-opening will be announced on this website as soon as available. Thank you for your patience.