Resources for Saving Collections After Disasters
Resources for Those Recovering from the 2017 Hurricanes and Fires
RESOURCES FOR SALVAGING COLLECTIONS AFTER A FIRE:
NEDCC Collections Emergency Hotline
NEDCC is available to take calls from institutions with collections damage, as well as private individuals whose family collections were damaged in the fires or hurricanes of 2017. 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.
FEMA: After the Fire: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Collections
FAIC's Field Guide to Emergency Response: How to Handle and Clean Soot-Damaged Items (video)
American Institute for Conservation's National Heritage Responders are available to conduct on-site assessments and provide guidance on salvage. Call the hotline (202.661.8068) to request assistance.
RESOURCES FOR SALVAGING COLLECTIONS AFTER A HURRICANE OR FLOOD:
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
Texas Library Association
Florida Library Association
SAA National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives
American Alliance for Museums
Disaster Preparedness and Response Resources
Heritage Emergency National Task Force