The Archives Service Center (ASC) is a repository for manuscript and record collections that document the history of Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania region, including the history of Pitt.
ASC is located on the second floor of the Library Resource Facility in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood, approximately three miles from the Oakland campus. Shuttle service is available between ASC and Hillman Library, and free parking is provided to researchers.
ASC’s collections fall into two main categories: the Archives of Industrial Society, comprising historical records important for the study of the social, political, labor, and ethic histories of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania during the 19th and 20th centuries; and the University Archives, documenting Pitt history. ASC also maintains the papers of former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh.