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Emergency and Disaster Response Information

Directory of Conservators for Emergency Planning and Response

The National Archives Saving Family Treasures Guidelines

Heritage Preservation, The National Institute for Conservation
          Disaster Resources for the Public
          Disaster Resources for Cultural Institutions
          Hurricane Resource for Cultural Institutions
          Resources for Protecting and Saving Family Treasures and Historic Properties
          Save Your Treasures the Right Way
          Emergency Response Salvage Wheel (requires purchase)
          Heritage Emergency National Taskforce

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
Disaster Response and Recovery
Emergency: If You're First

Conservation Online
          Commercial Services pages
          A Primer on Disaster Preparedness, Management and Response: Paper-Based Materials

The Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance Website can provide assistance in the event of a disaster with information about disaster plans for cultural institutions, regional Conservation Centers, and a Search menu listing disaster related services and supplies. National searchable list of vendors and supplies

Chicora Foundation - Dealing with Disasters

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) - Mid-Atlantic Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) - Disaster Assistance

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Emergency Response Action Steps

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Hurricane Information for Response and Cleanup Workers

Cornell University Library - Disaster Response Plan

The Library of Congress Sample Disaster Recovery Contract is a PDF document containing recommendations for the content of a contract for recovery services, and what you should expect from a viable recovery service vendor.

Disaster Relief: Starting points for Learning (pdf). College and Research Libraries News. February 2006, Vol. 67, No. 2.

For information on salvage of wet materials, click here.