Humanities Texas has compiled a list of resources for hurricane response and recovery from organizations across Texas and the U.S., including links to guidelines for the protection and preservation of historic properties and humanities collections as well as personal archives and family heritage items. We will continue to update this list throughout the 2020 hurricane season.

(This article was updated in August 2021.)

American Alliance of Museums

Developing a Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Response Plan
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Plan

Facilities and Risk Management Standards

American Institute for Conservation

National Heritage Responders
Risk Evaluation and Planning Program

American Library Association

Library Disaster Preparedness and Response

Council of State Archivists

Pocket Response Plan

Heritage Emergency National Task Force

HENTF Dashboard

Major Disasters

Harvey Arts Recovery

Hurricane Preparedness Tool Kit

Houston Arts Alliance

Hurricane Preparedness


Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms
After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures

Library of Congress

Emergency Management

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Online Disaster Planning Template

Texas Historical Commission

A Disaster Plan for Museums
Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Risk Assessment Planning Exercise - Facilities

Risk Assessment Planning Exercise - Location

Disaster Planning: Salvage Priorities

Be Prepared for a Hurricane

Disaster Resources for Historic Properties
Disaster and Emergency Planning and Response Resources

Texas Library Association

Disaster Relief Fund

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Disaster Recovery Resources for Libraries, Archives, and Cultural Institutions

TX-CERA (Texas Collections Emergency Response Alliance)

Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery for Texas Cultural, Heritage, Historic Sites and Special Collections
Advice for Institutions During Hurricane Season
Advice for Saving Damaged Family Treasures
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Syracuse University

How Libraries Can Prepare for Natural Disasters and Preserve History

The historic Fulton Mansion in Rockport, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey. © William Luther/San Antonio Express-News/ZUMA Wire.