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Inventory of the Paul K. Stumpf Slides of the University of California, Davis and Davis, California,
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  • Creator: Stumpf, Paul K. (Paul Karl), 1919-
    Title: Paul K. Stumpf Slides of the University of California, Davis and Davis, California
    Date (inclusive): circa 1960-1990
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Paul K. Stumpf (1919-2007) served as Professor of Biochemistry at the University of California, Davis from 1959-1984. While serving as a member of the Campus Building Committee during the 1960s, he photographed construction of various buildings on campus. These slides are part of a slide show that Stumpf assembled in 1990 to illustrate the "then and now" images of the University of California, Davis campus. Several images of the city of Davis are present. Scripts and audiocassettes of the slide show are included.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: MC107
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Paul Karl Stumpf (1919-2007) received his B.A. degree in 1941 from Harvard College and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Columbia University in 1945. After eighteen months at the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan as an instructor, he accepted an appointment at the University of California at Berkeley as an assistant professor of plant nutrition. After ten years on the Berkeley campus, where he rose to the rank of professor of agricultural chemistry and chair of that department, he transferred to the Davis campus to establish a new department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in 1959.
    Stumpf was interested in campus planning and served on the Campus Building Committee during the 1960s. After his retirement in 1984, Stumpf served as the founding president of the UC Davis Emeriti Association.
    He passed away on February 10, 2007.
    Source:
    Conn, Eric E., Dahmus, Michael E., and Lagarias, J. Clark. "Paul K. Stumpf." In Memoriam, University of California Academic Senate web site.   Accessed 15 January 2009.

    Scope and Content

    These slides are part of a slide show that Stumpf assembled in 1990 to illustrate the "then and now" images of the University of California, Davis campus. Buildings represented in the collection include: the Memorial Union, Kerr Hall, Wellman Hall, Olson Hall, Sproul Hall, the Law School (King Hall), the Engineering complex, the Chemistry complex, Storer Hall, and Briggs Hall, among others. Stumpf took photographs of these construction sites before, during, and after construction. Several images of the city of Davis are present. Scripts and audiocassettes of the slide show are included.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The slides are arranged in Stumpf's order and were set up to show in a "then and now" sequence of images.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Stumpf, Paul K. (Paul Karl), 1919--Archives
    University of California, Davis--History
    University of California, Davis--Buildings--Pictorial works
    Davis (Calif.)--History

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from University Communications in 2009.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul K. Stumpf Slides of the University of California, Davis and Davis, California, MC107, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.