The archives hold a variety of items including glass and film negatives, architectural drawings, rare books, photographs, scrapbooks, maps, political papers, business documents, postcards, yearbooks, film reels, manuscripts, and other ephemera. The Center also holds historical items like a copy of the Treaty of Velasco, a 1799 newspaper with an article on the death of President George Washington, maps from the 1800’s to the present, and much, much more!
In 2018, the Border Heritage Center was awarded grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission to digitize a portion of the Historical Maps Collection. A total of 67 maps were digitized and made available online here. For more information on this project, please call 915-212-0355.