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Heritage Documentation Programs administers HABS (Historic American Buildings Survey), the Federal Government's oldest preservation program, and companion programs HAER (Historic American Engineering Record), HALS (Historic American Landscapes Survey), and CRGIS (Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems). Documentation produced through the programs constitutes the nation's largest archive of historic architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation.

  2009 Peterson Prize Poster
2009 Peterson Prize Measured Drawings Competition
Prizes in honor of Charles E. Peterson, a founder of the Historic American Buildings Survey, are awarded annually for the best sets of measured drawings donated to HABS, a division of the Heritage Documentation Programs, by students of architecture. Learn more...
  HABS summer team
Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified individuals for summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout the country. Learn more...
  Peterson Prize Poster
2008 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition winners announced. Learn more...