Harold A. Stump (1905-1996)
Harold Andrew Stump graduated in 1926 from the University of California, Berkeley with an A.B. in architecture. After graduating, Stump worked as a draftsman in the San Francisco architectural office of Kent & Haas and traveled to Europe to study the works of ancient and modern architects and painters. He taught at UC Berkeley from 1939 to 1972 as well as at universities in Turkey and Beirut. Stump researched the interrelation of painting, sculpture, and building by initiating correspondence with painters Pablo Picasso and Fernand Leger and architects Eric Mendelsohn and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. During his extensive travels through Mexico, Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia Minor, and the Near East, Stump documented architectural monuments to form a collection of over 30,000 slides.
The Harold A. Stump collection consists of correspondence, photographs, research files, and lecture notes that document his travels and teaching career. Personal papers include a large collection of letters to his siblings, family photographs, and student work. Research files document his interests in aesthetics and architecture and include research for lectures and classes he taught. Stump's collection of slides was donated separately to the Architecture Visual Resources Library to form the Harold Stump World Architecture Slide Collection.