Guide to the Kennell A. Jackson Collection on Branner Hall

compiled by Stanford University Archives staff
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
February 2011
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0789
Creator: Jackson, Kennell A., collector
Title: Kennell A. Jackson collection on Branner Hall
Dates: 1960-2004
Physical Description: 3.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Summary: These materials were collected by Kennell A. Jackson during his tenure as Resident Fellow in Branner Hall at Stanford. Included are Branner yearbooks, directories, and assorted newsletters; scripts from Branner orientation skits, 1991-2003, and other plays put on by dorm residents; dorm guides, brochures, rules, etc.; Jackson's communications to Resident Assistants and the dorm in general and letters he received from residents and former residents, 1983-2004; flyers from Branner Presents and other dorm events; a photograph album from the 1974-1975 year and other loose photographs; and reports by dormitory staff, 1987-1999.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

This collection was given to the Stanford University Archives by the estate of Kennell A. Jackson in 2005.

Information about Access

Materials in box 7 are restricted. The collection is otherwise open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Kennell A. Jackon Collection on Branner Hall (SC0789). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Kennell A. Jackson, who joined the Stanford faculty as professor of African history in 1969, was the Resident Fellow in Branner Hall (an all-freshman dormitory) from 1980 until his death in 2005.

Description of the Collection

These materials were collected by Kennell A. Jackson during his tenure as Resident Fellow in Branner Hall at Stanford. Included are Branner yearbooks, directories, and assorted newsletters; scripts from Branner orientation skits, 1991-2003, and other plays put on by dorm residents; dorm guides, brochures, rules, etc.; Jackson's communications to Resident Assistants and the dorm in general and letters he received from residents and former residents, 1983-2004; flyers from Branner Presents and other dorm events; a photograph album from the 1974-1975 year and other loose photographs; and reports by dormitory staff, 1987-1999. Other items of note are materials on the design and construction of the Branner puppet head and items pertaining to the theft of a "Grimace" statue from a local McDonald's, 1987.

Access Terms

Stanford University--Student housing.
Stanford University--Students.
Stanford University. Branner Hall.
College students--California
Dormitory life--California--Stanford


Collection Contents

Box 1

Branner yearbooks 1977-1978, 1983-1992, and "Absolut Branner" undated

Box 2

Branner yearbooks 1996-2000

Box 2

Branner directories 2000-2001, 2004-2005

Box 2, Folder 1

Branner Banner Vol. 2, No. 2

Box 2, Folder 2

Branner Events 1988-1989

Box 2, Folder 3

Branner guides, brochures, staff lists, etc. 1960-1992

Box 2, Folder 4

Branner Manor completed survey forms 1982

Box 2, Folder 5

Branner musical scripts 1985-2004

Box 2, Folder 6

Branner newsletter 1996 and undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Branner orientation skit 1991

Box 2, Folder 8

Branner orientation skit 1992

Box 2, Folder 9

Branner orientation skit 1993

Box 2, Folder 10

Branner orientation skit 1996

Box 2, Folder 11

Branner orientation skit 1997

Box 2, Folder 12

Branner orientation skit 1998

Box 2, Folder 13

Branner orientation skit 1999

Box 2, Folder 14

Branner orientation skit 2003

Box 2, Folder 15

Branner orientation skits undated

Box 2, Folder 16

Branner pages from Face Book undated

Box 3, Folder 1

Branner Presents (speakers series) 1980-91 and undated

Box 3, Folder 2

Branner puppet head (materials re its design and construction)

Box 3, Folder 3

Branner Quarterly Vol. 1 and 2 1984-1985

Box 3, Folder 4

Branner RA master list 1982-2000

Box 3, Folder 5

Branner RA promo book 1991

Box 3, Folder 6

Branner RAs, images 1993-1994

Box 3, Folder 7

Branner renovation 2001-2003

Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence, general 1983-2005, undated

Box 3, Folder 9

Dorm elections

Box 3, Folder 10

Dorm floor plans and assigned rooms

Box 3, Folder 11

Flyers for Branner events

Box 3, Folder 12

Guides, rules, etc. for staff 1997-2003, undated

Box 3, Folder 13

Hall meeting agendas 1988-2003

Box 3, Folder 14

Kennell - items about

Box 3, Folder 15

Kennell - letters to RAs and general dorm 1984-2000

Box 3, Folder 16

Kennell's cookies - notices and one recipe

Box 3, Folder 17

Kennell's outlines and text for talks re Stanford, dorm life, etc.

Box 3, Folder 18

Korobkin, Russell, report as academic coordinator 1988

Box 3, Folder 19

Letters to Kennell from Branner residents and former residents 1983-2004

Box 4, Folder 1

McDonald's Grimace event 1987

Box 4, Folder 2

Miscellaneous materials

Box 4, Folder 3

Orientation evaluation results 1988

Box 4, Folder 4

Photographs

Box 4, Folder 5

RA reflections, notes 1987, 1994

Box 4, Folder 6

Soto dictionary 1988

Box 4, Folder 7

U.S. News and World Report, college ranking issues 1996-2002

Box 4, Folder 8

Wang, Bruce, report as advising associate 1999

Box 4, Folder 9

Wulfstat, Matt, "Branner Sucks?" (class paper?) 1989

Box 4, Folder 10

Branner's Interactive Multimedia Magazine 1995

Box 5, Folder 1

Assorted flyers for Branner events

Box 5, Folder 2

Photo album 1974-1975

Box 6, Folder 1

Framed letter from Milton Friedman after talk at Branner, with Rose Friedman's chocolate chip cookie recipe 1990

Box 6, Folder 2

Framed photograph of a group of Branner students

Box 6, Folder 3

Framed photograph "The Branner Leg from Rapp's Shoe Store"

Box 7, Folder 1

RA applications [restricted]

Box 7, Folder 2

Staff applications [restricted]

Box 7, Folder 3

Confidential matters [restricted]