The Ernest J. Kump Collection spans the years 1928 to 1992, and includes files created by Kump and his numerous firms. The
collection is organized into six series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Office Records, Project Records, University
of California, Santa Cruz, and Kump Research Projects. These records contain correspondence, project files, drawings, photographs,
slides, research notes, articles, lectures, manuscripts, and patent files.
Ernest J. Kump, Jr. (1911-1999), was born in Bakersfield, CA. His father Ernest Kump, Sr was also an architect,Ernest Kump,
Jr’s younger brother Peter became an architect in 1946, working in Menlo Park, CA, for most of his career. Kump, Jr.(hereafter
referred to as Kump) married Josephine Clark Miller in 1934 and had two children.
91.75 Cubic Feet -
29 cartons, 29 document boxes, 7 flat boxes, 5 “shoe” boxes, 2 flat file drawers, 68 tubes
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the
Collection is open for research. Many of the Environmental Design Archives collections are stored offsite and advance notice
is required for use.