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Records of Brachman Hall

Identifier: RU 4


Records include course catalogs, annual reports, newsletters, hall council meeting material, and photographs documenting the Brachman learning/living community.


  • Creation: 1970-1996

Historical note

The experimental Brachman Centennial College opened in the Fall of 1970. The hall was named in honor of local businessman and TCU Trustee Solomon Brachman and his wife Etta. The concept for the new dormitory centered around the belief that the most productive learning environment extended beyond the classroom into all areas of a student's life, a model common in European universities at the time. When it opened in 1970, the dormitory offered classrooms, a seminar room, library, and faculty study as well as living quarters for 160 male students. It later housed women in a separate unit, becoming the university's first coed residence hall. Professors also lived in the hall to provide teaching, advising, and tutoring to residents. In 1977, the dormitory was renamed the Brachman Living/Learning Community. The Living/Learning program ended in the early 1980s and Brachman continued on as a conventional residence hall.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Brachman Hall, April 2006.

Related Materials

Vertical Files (RU 31)- Brachman Hall. Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library, Texas Christian University.

Guide to the Records of Brachman Hall
Compiled by Special Collections staff
July 2006
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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