Materials include posters, yearbooks, directories, literary magazines, event flyers, and
resident advisor information and handbooks. Posters and flyers from events and performances
include "Branner Presents" speaker events, original musical and theatrical productions, and
film screenings. "Branner Presents" talks are led by faculty, authors, scientists,
celebrities, social activists, public servants, and many other noteworthy speakers.
As of 2012, Branner Hall is an upperclass (non-frosh) residence with a focus program on
public service. In previous years, Branner Hall was an all-freshman dormitory. Opened in
January 1924, Branner Hall was named after John Caspar Branner, Stanford’s first professor,
second president (1913-1915), and Chair of the Department of Geology and Mining. The elegant
building was designed by the San Francisco firm of Bakewell & Brown, who also designed
Memorial Auditorium and the original Bing Wing of Green Library.
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