​General Information

​Resources by Type of Damage


No matter what type of disaster (earthquake, fire, tornado, flood, blizzard), most emergencies involve water, which is why most salvage resources include a section on the recovery of wet and water-damaged resources.

LYRASIS: Drying Wet Books and RecordsEmergency

DryingProcedures for Water Damaged Collections​ (Library of Congress)Salvage at a Glance (Betty Walsh, Western Association for Art Conservators)

Save Your Treasures the Right Way (Heritage Preservation)

Coping with Water Damage (video, Heritage Preservation)

Wet Collection Recovery (pdf, National Park Service)

Treatmentof Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings​ (National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Salvage Procedures for Wet Items (Minnesota Historic Society)