ELCOME to Oxford University Press Archive



The University of Oxfordhas been involved with the printing trade since the fifteenth century. The first book was published in the city just two years after Caxton set up his press at Westminster. The Archive at Oxford University Press holds the records of the university's printing and publishing activities from the seventeenth century to the present. The papers of the Oxford English Dictionary form a major part of the collection.

The Archive team also manages the Museum at OUP's Oxford office. External visitors are welcome but tours must be booked at least one working day in advance.

Check out the main Oxford University Press website for more information about the press today.