The Couper Press was established in 2006 by Couper Librarian Randall Ericson of the Burke Library at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.
The press is named in honor of the late Richard W. Couper '44, an alumnus, life trustee of Hamilton and benefactor of the Burke Library.
The press publishes a quarterly journal of scholarship, American Communal Societies Quarterly (ACSQ), which showcases the communal societies collections of Burke Library.
American Communal Societies Series, a monograph series, presents new scholarship pertaining to American intentional communities as well as reprints of, and critical introductions to, important historical works that may be difficult to find or out of print.
Shaker Studies are short monographs on the Shakers.
Occasional Publications are published on topics that highlight the special collections of Burke Library.