Caring for Records

Care for your family records

Guidelines for the Careful Handling of Photographic Images

Guidelines for the Careful Handling of Documents

Guidelines for the Careful Handling of Books

Guidelines for Selecting Storage Supplies

Vendors - List of commercial vendors of archival supplies.

Disaster Preparedness

Essential Records for Families - Safeguarding the records that protect your family’s health, identity, and financial resources

Pocket Response Plan (PReP) - The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) developed this template as part of its Emergency Preparedness Initiative. Side A is an Emergency Communications Plan and Side B provides an Emergency Response Checklist. It can be downloaded in Microsoft Word or as a fillable PDF and customized for any organization, then printed double‐sided on a sheet of legal‐size paper, trimmed and folded to fit into a Tyvek envelope that will fit in a wallet.

Emergency Response

Disaster Resources for the Public, part of Heritage Emergency National Task Force A website with disaster resources for the public in case of hurricane

Mitigating Potential Hazards to Materials and Individuals Following a Disaster - Includes links to health assistance and information and disaster preparedness and prevention.

Salvaging Water Damaged Family Photographs - Tips for handling, cleaning, and drying damaged family and historic photographs.

Flood Recovery Booklet - from the Northeast Iowa Library Service Area Comprehensive information for the public from evacuation through recovery.

Selected Sources for Recovery - List of disaster recovery services and commercial vendors.