After the Hurricane – Resources for Saving Collections
Resources for Those Recovering from the Hurricanes
NEDCC Collections Emergency Hotline
NEDCC is available to take calls from private individuals whose family collections were damaged in Hurricane Harvey. The number to call during business hours (8:30-4:30 Eastern) is 978-470-1010. The number to call after hours (also answered during the day) is 855-245-8303. You can also email HERE.
NEDCC Preservation Leaflets
- Emergency Salvage of Wet Books and Records
- Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs
- Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Paper
FEMA Fact Sheet “After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures” (available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese) https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/113297
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC) provides an online Guide to Conservation Services (http://www.conservation-us.org/membership/find-a-conservator ) that can help you locate an established conservator in your area.
Salvaging VHS Tapes and Other Magnetic Media: http://www.specsbros.com/disaster-recovery-magnetic-tapes-can-survive-flood-exposure.html
Salvaging CDs and DVDs – National Archives (Click ‘OK’ to open file) https://www.archives.gov/files/preservation/records-emergency/pdf/optical-media.pdf
National Heritage Responders
The NHR is a highly skilled team of conservators and other collections care professionals with expertise in emergency response. All assistance provided by the NHRs is free, funded by grants and generous donations to the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation. The NHR are available and ready to assist those impacted by this historic storm.
Learn more and contact NHR here: http://ow.ly/vsss30eNypD
American Association for State and Local History Resources
Texas Library Association
American Alliance for Museums
Disaster Preparedness and Response Resources
Heritage Emergency National Task Force
INFORMATION RELATED TO HURRICANE HARVEY:
Central Texas Library System - Disaster Updates
Statement on Hurricane Harvey from the Performing Arts Readiness project: http://performingartsreadiness.org/statement-on-hurricane-harvey