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Transitional Year Program at Binghamton University records

Identifier: BUA-0018

Scope and Contents

The time period covered in this collection is mostly 1968-1978, with two later brochures, one from 1983 and one from 1985. The materials fall into two main categories, the first is materials produced by and for the TYP Advisory Committee, including minutes, correspondence, and memoranda. The second is materials that were created for general administrative use, such as forms and mailings. This collection does contain some evaluative materials on the TYP which were created between 1975 and 1978. A small amount of material was produced by student members of the TYP Advisory Committee.

Persons featured in this collection include Dr. Eugene Vasilew, Coordinator of University-Student Affairs and Chairman of the TYP Advisory Committee and James H. Bullock, Director of TYP, both of SUNY Binghamton.

For a complete review of materials related to TYP, both this collection and the Educational Opportunity Program records should be consulted for research. The EOP finding aid can be accessed here:


  • 1968 - 1978, 1983, 1985 and undated

Conditions Governing Access

Materials in this collection have been thoroughly reviewed for possible restrictions. Some folders in the collection have been designated as restricted, and these designations can be found in the title information for those folders in this finding aid. All except one of these restrictions have been placed because of the presence of student names, which are sometimes associated with evaluations. There is also one folder containing job applicant materials that has been restricted. All of the restrictions placed on this collection are due to privacy concerns and/or FERPA law. Access to redacted documents may be granted upon request.

Biographical / Historical

The Transitional Year Program (TYP) at SUNY Binghamton began in 1968, before the development of New York State’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), under which the administration of the TYP was subsumed around 1970/1971. For the middle period of the 1970s, the two program names were somewhat synonymous. According to a document in this collection, Educational Opportunity Program General Plan Format 1977-1978, “The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at SUNY-Binghamton is known locally as the Transitional Year Program (TYP).” At some later date, SUNY Binghamton (now Binghamton University) began exclusively referring to the program as the EOP, as it is named today.

“The mission of the Transitional Year Program, as a component of the State Educational Opportunities Program and the Federal Special Service Program, is to provide an opportunity for economically and educationally disadvantaged students to pursue a higher education. To this end, the Program offers the students a number of supportive services in the way of academic and personal counseling, tutorials, remedial coursework, and financial aid – all aimed at contributing to the academic, social, and emotional development of the students.” -From the TYP 1975-1976 Management by Objectives Plan at SUNY Binghamton.


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Related Materials

For a complete review of materials related to TYP, both this collection and the Educational Opportunity Program records should be consulted for research. The EOP finding aid can be accessed here:

Processing Information

Contents in some folders have been rearranged by the archivist to provide better access for the research, however some folders remain in a disorganized state as it is difficult to totally restore this collection to order. Titles of some folders have been changed from the original by the archivist for the sake of clarity.

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Repository Details

Part of the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Binghamton NY 13902 USA