Salvage & Recovery

 Northeast Documentation Conservation Center disaster assistance resources, including the 24/7 Collections Emergency Hotline 1-855-245-8303

Conserve O Grams: Published by the National Park Service, Conserve O Grams are short, focused leaflets about caring for museum objects. New topics are added as needed and out-of-date issues are revised or deleted.

Lyrasis Response and Recovery: general disaster response page and recovery information by type of material

Polygon: restoration and repair company. Polygon’s Code Blue Program allows you to pre-register with them and receive priority status after a disaster. This program is free.

Belfor: restoration and repair company. Red Alert is Belfor’s version of Code Blue.

Rapid Building and Site Condition Assessment form from the National Park Service (download as pdf). The document can be used to quickly assess conditions within a disaster region; it has an emphasis on historic structures. Instructions on using the form and definitions are also available.

Response and Recovery (Including Emergency Drying Procedures for Water Damaged Collections) from the Library of Congress.

Disaster Response and Recovery from the Minnesota Historical Society, includes archival collections salvage and historic structures salvage. The Conservation section of their website is a wealth of information.