Property Information Resource Center

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The Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) is the principal archival repository for the records of Harvard University's buildings and land. Our collections document the rich and varied history of Harvard's built environment. The PIRC actively works on behalf of the University to collect, organize, steward, and make accessible the construction documentation of all capital level projects at Harvard University. Additionally, PIRC collections and staff provide critical background research and material for campus planning, new construction projects, renovations, and maintenance to Harvard's buildings.

Aerial view of the Cambridge campus from 1958. PIRC# P.1958.CA.0070