Compass
Used to transfer distances by scale.

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A cornerstone of the Save Texas History™ mission is map and document preservation and conservation so generations of Texans may continue to benefit from our rich historical resources.

  • The maps and documents of the Archives are conserved in a professional process including dirt removal, deacidification, mending, flattening and meticulous repair.
  • Conserved documents are scanned at high resolution, posted online and used to produce high quality color prints for purchase.
  • More than 70,000 documents have been conserved but many others continue to age and deteriorate because of continuous use and poor early storage conditions.
  • Conservation efforts are funded solely by private donations and map reproduction sales. No state money is appropriated for document preservation.