NEDCC Disaster Assistance Resources
for Cultural Heritage Collections
NEDCC is Here to Help!
Here are some helpful resources for salvage and recovery options, where to get help, and what to do next, including guidance on drying wet collections and dealing with damage from fire, pests, or mold.
NEDCC Disaster Assistance Hotline: 978.470.1010
AIC-CERT - The American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team has mobilized to provide on-site assistance.
24-hour Assistance: 202.661.8068
(Be ready to share: Location of materials; when damage was discovered; material types and quantity; how long materials have been exposed to water and other contaminants.)
Disaster Recovery and Remediation Services:
These commercial disaster recovery service providers are experienced with library and archives collections. We’re happy to make additional referrals based on your specific needs through our hotline.
Jackie Prast – New England Manager
610-967-1545 (Hurricane Sandy Hotline)
Polygon (GSA Contract Holder)
800-422-6379 (800 I CAN DRY)
Collections Care Information:
These NEDCC Preservation Leaflets are focused on emergency salvage of water-damaged materials and collections. They include links to additional resources.
Wet Books and Records
Moldy Books and Paper
Freezing and Drying Wet Books and Records