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Recovery Resources

Resources for Saving Collections After FLOODS

Are you working with damaged collections in areas affected by recent floods and storms?



LEARN MORE about disaster planning and recovery and view a list of disaster recovery service providers


NEDCC Preservation Leaflets

  1. Emergency Salvage of Wet Books and Records
  2. Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs
  3. 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) 

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC) provides an Online Guide to Conservation Services that can help you locate an established conservator in your area.

Salvaging VHS Tapes and Other Magnetic Media

Salvaging CDs and DVDs – National Archives (Click ‘OK’ to open file) 


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.

SAA National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives

American Alliance for Museums
Disaster Preparedness and Response Resources

Heritage Emergency National Task Force



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