Upon my return in September of 1973 from my sabbatical year in Beirut, where I had time to think through the initial plan of publishing dissertations, I approached the president of a local commercial printing company who also happened to be a friend. He, after several days of consideration, gave me the green light to go ahead and plan publications of theological monographs at the company's expense. I served as general editor fully responsible in all decisions to negotiate with authors, translators and editors of collected essays on the possible publication of their works. Thus
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in 1974 the Pickwick-Morcroft Company began to publish monographs under the name of Pickwick Press.
The first series was called the Pittsburgh Theological Monograph Series together with two other series, namely Pittsburgh Reprint Series and Pittsburgh Original Texts and Translations Series. These continued until 1980, when the president of Pickwick-Morcroft suffered a stroke and his successor was not interested in continuing the previous arrangement.
Dikran Y. Hadidian,
Editor and Publisher, Pickwick Publications