Section 8: Bibliography

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On-line resources are listed here.

Alberta Museums Association. The Self-Evaluation Checklist, 1991, and Standard Practices Handbook for Museums, 1990. 9829 103 St., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K 0X9. 403 424-2626

Albright, Gary. "Flood Aftermath: The Preservation of Water-Damaged Photographs." Topics in Photographic Preservation. Vol. 3, 1989.

Appelbaum, Barbara, Guide to Environmental Protection of Collections. Madison, CT, 1991.

Buchanan, Sally A. Resource Materials for Disaster Planning in New York Institutions. Prepared for the N. Y. S. Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials Disaster Planning Project, 1988. Contents: "Disaster Planning: A Self-Help Guide," "Prevention & Protection," "Response and Recovery," "Rehabilitation" and other topics.

Burke, Robert B. and Sam Adeloye. A Manual of Basic Museum Security. Paris: ICOM, 1986. Avail. from Museum Consultants, Inc., 1716 17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Common Bond, the technical journal of the New York Landmarks Conservancy' Sacred Sites Program. Vol. 14, No. 2, October, 1998. This issue is devoted to fire prevention for religious properties.

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. Philadelphia Area Emergency Response Resources List. July, 1998.

Davis, Mary B., Susan Fraser, and Judith Reed. "Preparing for Library Emergencies: a Cooperative Approach." Wilson Library Bulletin, Nov. 1991, Vol 66, No.3, pp. 42 ff.

Dirks, J. Leland, Jr. In the Face of Disaster; Preparing for Emergencies in Central New York. ca. 1994. A workbook. Central New York Library Resources Council 763 Butternut Street, Syracuse, NY 13208. 315 478-6080.

Disaster Recovery Journal. A free journal, oriented to business recovery, good coverage of electronic media issues. P.O. Box 510110, St. Louis, MO 63151.

Eulenberg, Julia Niebuhr. Handbook for the Recovery of Water Damaged Business Records. Prairie Village, KS: Association of Records Managers and Administrators, 1986.

Fortson, Judith. Disaster Planning and Recovery A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians and Archivists. New York, 1992.

Francis, Kathy. "Disaster Pevention, Preparedness and Recovery: Special Concerns for Museum Textile Collections." 1990.

Federation Files, Museum Association of New York, 189 Second St., Troy, NY 12180. 518 273-3400.

Green, Sara Wolf, ed. The Conservation Assessment/A Tool For Planning, Implementing, And Fundraising, 2nd. ed., 1991.

The National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property (now Heritage Preservation) and The Getty Conservation Institute.

Hendriks, Klaus B. and Brian Lesser. "Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: Photographic Materials," American Archivist, vol. 46, no. 1, Winter 1983, pp. 52-68.

Kahn, Miriam. Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries. Chicago, American Library Association, 1998.

Klempan, Barbara. "Emergency Treatment of Water-Damaged Paintings on Canvas." CCI Notes, 10/5. 1989. Canadian Conservation Institute, 1030 Innes, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0C8.  613 998-3721.

Lundquist, Eric. Salvage of Water-Damaged Books and Documents, Micrographic and Magnetic Media. San Francisco, Document Reprocessors, Inc., 1992.

McCrady, Ellen. "Freeze Drying," The Abbey Newsletter, vol. 10, #5, Oct. 1986, p. 71.

Martin, John N. The Corning Flood: Museum Under Water. Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 1977.

Mathieson, David F. "Hurricane Preparedness: Establishing Workable Policies for Dealing with Storm Threats, " Technology & Conservation, Summer, 1983. pp. 28-29.

Murray, Toby. "O-DRAT! The Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Assistance Team," Conservation Administration News, No. 37, April, 1989. Describes a regional mutual assistance network.

National Fire Protection Association. Standard for the Protection of Cultural Resources Including Museums, Libraries, Places of Worship, and Historic Properties. Quincy, MA: NFPA, 1997. 800 344-3555.

National Park Service. After the Flood: Emergency Stabilization and Conservation Measures. Washington, DC, NPS, 1995. First response procedures for historic structures. Free from Division of Publications, National Park Service, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-0050. (304 535-6018)

National Task Force on Emergency Response. Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel. Washington, DC, 1997. 888 979-2233.

Northeast Document Conservation Center. Preservation of Library and Archival Materials, edited by Sherilyn Ogden. Andover, MA, 1999. (Third ed.) A collection of frequently updated leaflets on many conservation subjects, including preservation planning and disaster recovery. Available at the NEDCC webpage:; it can be downloaded free of charge. A print version is also available.

Nyberg, Sandra. "The Invasion of the Giant Spore." Preservation Leaflet No. 5, Nov., 1987. SOLINET, Plaza Level, 400 Colony Sq., 1201 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30361. Guide to mold control.

1994 update available at

O'Connell, Mildred. "Disaster Planning: Writing and Implementing Plans for Collections-Holding Institutions," Technology & Conservation, Summer 1983, pp 18-24.

A Primer on Disaster Preparedness, Management and Response: Paper Based Materials. Reprints from the Smithsonian, NARA, LC and NPS, 1993. Available from Preservation Policy and Services Division, NARA, 8th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Wahington, DC 20408. Includes updated version of Peter Waters' Procedures for the Salvage of Water-Damaged Library Materials, also Jane Merritt's Mold and Mildew: Prevention of Microorganism Growth in Museum Collections.

Reilly, James M. Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints. Rochester, Eastman Kodak, Pub. No. G-2S, 1986.

Reilly, Julie A. Are You Prepared? Omaha, The Nebraska State Historical Society, 1997. A template. The Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center, 1326 South 32 St., Omaha, NE. 68105.

Rhodes, Barbara J. (comp.) Hell & High Water: a Disaster Information Sourcebook. METRO Misc. Pub. 35, 1988, updated, 1991. New York: METRO, 57 E. 11 St., New York, NY  10003.

Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn, et al. Administration of Photographic Collections. Chicago, Society of  American Archivists, 1984.

Schur, Susan E. "Disaster Prevention, Response, and Recovery: A Selected Bibliography." in  Technology and Conservation, Summer, 1994 and Fall, 1995.

Shuman, Bruce A. Library Security and Safety Handbook: Prevention, Policies, and Procedures. Chicago, ALA, 1999.

Solley, Thomas T., Joan Williams, and Linda Baden. Planning for Emergencies: a Guide for Museums. Washington, DC, 1987.

Available from American Association of Museums,

1575 Eye St., NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005).

Story, Keith O. Approaches to Pest Management in Museums. Washington, DC: Conservation Analytical Lab., Smithsonian Institution, 1985.

Trinkley, Michael. Hurricane! Surviving the Big One: A Primer for Libraries, Museums and Archives. 2nd ed., 1998. SOLINET and Chicora Foundation. P.O. Box 8664, Columbia, SC 29202.

Walsh, Betty. "Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Archival Collections: a Second Glance." Western Association for Art Conservation Newsletter. March, 1997, vol. 19, no. 2.

Wilhelm, Henry and Carol Brower. The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs. Preservation Publishing, Grinnell, IO, 1993.

Young, Christine. "Nitrate Films in the Public Institution." 1989. American Association for State and Local History. Technical Leaflet 169. 530 Church St., Suite 600, Nashville, TN, 37219.

Zycherman, Linda (ed.) A Guide to Museum Pest Control. Washington, DC:Association of Systematic Collections, 1988  (730 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001)


American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

(AIC) National membership organization of conservation professionals.

American Red Cross  Services and disaster planning information.                   

Baltimore Academic Library Consortium, BALC.

A developing web site on disaster mitigation assistance.

Conservation on Line (CoOL)

Links to conservation and cultural organizations.

Disaster Recovery Journal

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Inland Empire Libraries Disaster Response Network (IELDRN)

The Library of Congress - Preservation Directorate. The site provides links to other organizations.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

NEDCC,Worksheets for Outlining a Disaster Plan; also other Technical Leaflets in "Emergency Management" section of Preservation of Library and Archival Materials, 1999.

New York University. Disaster Plan Workbook. An updated version, including all the worksheets, may be found at

Western Association for Art Conservation

The site includes Betty Walsh's Salvage at a Glance.


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