Disaster Response and Recovery
A pro-active rather than re-active approach to disaster preparation is the best means of mitigating damage from natural disasters or other forms of destruction.
However, despite systematic planning efforts, when emergencies do occur — whether they are small scale or catastrophic — they can be overwhelming. Information in this section provides information and guidance on recovering various types of record materials.
Information and Guidance Tools
- General Information Institutional procedures and policies for emergency response.
- Saving Family Treasures Guidelines organized by specific material.
- Salvage Procedures Recommendations for dealing with wet documents, books, photos, and other materials.
- Products and Services Web site sources for conservation services, vendors, and supplies for disaster response.