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
20 Linear Feet
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 94305-6064. 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.
The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted
to a digital use copy.