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Binghamton University Yearbooks

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Blythe E. Roveland-Brenton, Director of Special Collections & Library Preservation
Caitlin Holton, Digital Initiatives Assistant
Maggie McNeely, University Archivist
Erin Rushton, Head of Digital Initiatives


Binghamton University’s yearbook was published under several different titles. It was first called The Colonist in 1948, then became The Yearer in 1970, Pegasus in 1973 and finally Binghamton University in 2004. Yearbooks are a popular resource for alumni and can be used for primary source research. Each book typically contains class lists, class photos, candid photos, faculty and academic department information, campus and institutional facts, illustrations and ads, and editorials. They document student organizations, campus events, athletic teams as well as local and global events. Yearbooks offer a window into the traditions and culture of a time and place from the point of view of a select group of students on behalf of the student body. They are among the richest sources of student-driven content for an academic institution. For more information regarding yearbooks and the history of the University, please contact Special Collections at 607-777-4844 or

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Acknowledgment of sensitive content
Binghamton University Libraries provide digital access to select materials held within the Special Collections department. Historical yearbooks provide a vibrant window into life at the University. However, they also expose insensitive, and at times offensive, racial and gender stereotypes that, though once commonplace, are now acknowledged to cause harm. The Libraries have chosen to make these volumes available as part of the historical record but the Libraries do not support or agree with the harmful narratives that can be found in these volumes. Digital Collections are created for educational and historical purposes only. It is our intention to present the content as it originally appeared.




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