Water in the Archives
The Archives suffered water damage on July 9, 2008. An overhead sewer pipe failed and water leaked onto shelves and boxes of records. Recovery and salvage efforts quickly began and all records were eventually dried out, placed in new boxes, and returned to the shelves in the Archives.
The Archives experienced significant water damage due to a water leak on the morning of Wednesday, April 18, 2007. A quick response, led by Facilities Management, enabled us to quickly begin recovery and salvage work. We were able to salvage all water damaged records and documents. Information about recovery efforts and photographs has been posted on this webpage.
- Photographs of Recovery Efforts
- "LCC: Water in the Archives" - Oregon Heritage Conference - Presentation
- "Water Emergency at LCC Archives" - article in Easy Access newletter of Northwest Archivists
- Webpage about Water Emergency
Disaster Preparation, Response and Recovery Resources
- Disaster Preparedness and Response (list of resources compiled by Stanford University Libraries, Preservation Department)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (the federal government's emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery)
- Northeast Document Conservation Center (a regional conservation center specializing in the preservation of paper-based materials)
- A Primer on Disaster Preparedness, Management and Response: Paper-Based Material (selected reprints issued by Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and Records Administration, Library of Congress, and National Park Service)
- WESTPAS - Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (a collaborative project to provide preservation information, education, and training to 14 Western states and territories)