Disaster Response and Relief Resources

SAA's MayDay initiative focuses on disaster preparedness, encouraging you to do something – even if it's something simple – every May 1 to "help save our archives." Still, disasters do happen. These resources help you stay informed about community responses to archives-related disasters, as well as national and international aid initiatives.

For immediate advice or assistance, see the Northeast Document Conservation Center's Emergency Resources or contact NEDCC's 24/7 Emergency Hotline at 855-245-8303. 


National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives: Originally established to address the stabilization and recovery needs of archival repositories affected by Hurricane Katrina, this fund now provides grants that support the recovery of archives collections from major disasters, regardless of region or repository type.


National Heritage Responders Available to Assist with Tropical Storm Hermine ( Sept. 2016)

FEMA: Be Informed - Natural Disasters (May 2012)

Earthquake in Chile (Feb. 2010)

International Relief for Haitian Cultural Heritage (Feb. 2010)

Upper Midwest Flooding (Heritage Emergency National Task Force Archive of Disaster Information) (March 2009)

Tragedy in Cologne, Germany (March 2009)

Emergency Response for Midwest Flooding (June 2008)

Iraqi Archives (2003-2008)

Hurricane Katrina Recovery Information (Sept. 2005)

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