Pointers to disaster recovery resources–please help update

I’m sure someone else has already done a better job with this, but just in case, here’s a hastily compiled list of pointers to disaster recovery resources. Please leave links to new or better resources in the comments and I’m also looking for other sources of grants or financial assistance. If any links are out of date or not useful, please let me know that too.

Thanks, and if anyone has other ideas of what can be done to help our colleagues affected by Sandy, please post in the comments.


Heritage Emergency National Task Force: Information on Major Disasters

Disaster Preparedness Clearinghouse Site from ALA

AIC’s Disaster Response & Recovery site

NEDCC’s Hotline page 

Salvaging belongings damaged in a disaster – general (from Australia)

CoSA Water Damage Recovery

CoSA Emergency Planning and Response resources 

Update: A great list from Metropolitan New York Library Council Disaster Recovery Resources 

UPDATE: The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts has published a Mid-Atlantic Guide to Disaster Preparedness.  We are actually in the process of updating it right now, but here is a link to last year’s edition:


Although there is a Mid-Atlantic focus, national resources and vendors are listed as well.

UPDATE: For local governments in New York State, the State Archives offers “Disaster Assistance for State Agencies, Local Governments, and Historical Records Repositories” at
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/records/mr_disaster.shtml, including Disaster Recovery Grants of up to $20,000 in disaster recovery funding for damaged records.

UPDATE: The AVPreserve blog also has a list of resources, many of them geared specifically to A/V : http://www.avpreserve.com/

UPDATE: Another great pages from NEDCC: 2012 Sandy Resources

UPDATE: Excellent page from NARA, for different types of organizations & individuals: http://www.archives.gov/preservation/records-emergency/


More sources of funding:

From SAA: National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives

From MARAC: MARAC Disaster Relief Fund 



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2 Responses to Pointers to disaster recovery resources–please help update

  1. Fred Grevin says:

    For local governments in New York State, the State Archives offers “Disaster Assistance for State Agencies, Local Governments, and Historical Records Repositories” at http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/records/mr_disaster.shtml, including Disaster Recovery Grants of up to $20,000 in disaster recovery funding for damaged records.

    Very best of luck to all, and may you and your families be safe.

  2. Nancy Beaumont says:

    As part of SAA’s ongoing “MayDay” initiative, we’ve posted an annotated list of resources on disaster planning and recovery: http://www2.archivists.org/initiatives/mayday-saving-our-archives/annotated-resources. Please let us know if there are resources that should be added to this comprehensive list. Take care!

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