The Ernest J. Kump, Sr. Collection spans the years 1914 to 1939, and includes drawings created by Kump and his firm documenting
projects throughout his career. The collection is organized into two series, Personal Papers and Project Records, and contains
drawings and specifications.
Fresno architect Ernest J. Kump, Sr. was born March 29, 1888 in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in San Jose, California, he attended
St. Joseph’s College and as a young man began working as a carpenter in the Bay Area. He moved to Bakersfield in 1910 to apprentice
with the architecture firms of Jefferson & Griffith and Bemus & Clark. There he married Mary Petsche and had two sons, Ernest,
Jr. and Peter.
44 Cubic Feet -
13 flat file drawers, 5 tubes, 2 cartons, 1 document box
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.