Regional Level Resources


Central States

Disaster Recovery Services Directory: From the University of Iowa Libraries Preservation Department.

Illinois Association of Museums Security and Disaster Preparedness

Illinois Collections Preservation Network: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery.

Midwest Art Conservation Center: Based in Minneapolis, offers 24-hour emergency response, training, has a disaster prevention network(612) 870-3120.


Eastern States

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

CALM: Charleston Libraries, Archives, & Museum Council; a network of Charleston, S.C. area organizations interested in preservation of and access to historic and contemporary materials, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery.

CCAHA Mid-Atlantic Guide to Disaster Preparedness, Technical bulletins: Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts has a Mid-Atlantic focus, but with national resources and vendors listed as well.

Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts (Costep MA): Builds and fosters a statewide emergency planning process that serves the cultural and emergency management communities and addresses disaster prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.

GaNCH: GaNCH (rhymes with "ranch), is a project to create a publicly editable directory and map of Georgia's Natural, Cultural, and Historic organizations (NCHs), allowing for quick retrieval of location and contract information for disaster response.

Heritage Emergency Response Alliance: The Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA) is an affliation of institutions and persons interested in preserving the cultural heritage in the Metro Atlanta area and serving as a resource to cultural institutions around the state.

ICA Art Conservation: The Intermuseum Conservation Association is a nonprofit regional art conservation center based in Cleveland that offers disaster assistance and free training.

Maine Archives and Museums

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

New Hampshire Archives Group

PALMCOP: Palmetto Archives Libraries and Museums Council on Preservation; a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of South Carolina’s documentary and information heritage. They offer workshops, disaster preparedness and recovery, networking, and information. Email:

Society of Georgia Archivists 

Society of North Carolina Archivists: Blog post, but no dedicated resources.

StormSmart Coasts: Information for Massachusetts communities and homeowners on coastal erosion, flooding, storm damage.

Williamstown Art Conservation Center: Emergency services.

Mountain States

Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists 

Southwest States

Arizona State Archives (Phoenix)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Office, Region VI --Federal Emergency Management Agency FRC 800 North Loop 288    Denton, TX 76209-3698            Phone: 940-898-5399   -----Preparedness & Planning, Disaster response, recovery, Fire Damage Salvage, Information sources, Internet Resources, National Organizations and Information Services, Water Damage Salvage.                                                                                                                                                  New Orleans Preservation Coalition

Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance (TX-CERA)-- combines the efforts of the Dallas Alliance for Response network – the State of Texas Alliance for Response Team (START) – with the Galveston–Houston Alliance for Response network to create an effective statewide organization. email:

Texas Library Association Disaster Relief Resources

University of Texas School of Information                                                                                  For advice, e-mail or  phone  512-903-9564.                         Austin, TX  Tel: 512-471-3821

Society of Southwest Archivists: Emergency planning resources can be found by searching the site’s forums.

Western States

Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC): Regional conservation center serving Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington.

California Alliance for Response

Seattle Area Archivists

Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS): Free disaster planning and response training plus 24-hour emergency response advice for cultural collections 888-905-7737.