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Emergency Preparedness Information: Recovery Resources

Library Recovery Resources

The information here may be repeated elsewhere in this guide.


The State Library of Louisiana has compiled this document to assist you in the recovery efforts at your facility. Included below are step-by-step material mitigation measures with attached pdfs, resources for recovery, and contacts for Northeast Document Conservation Center (questions) and National Heritage Responder (questions/assistance). All of the below information can also be found on the State Library‘s LibGuide for emergency response and recovery.

FEMA says power outages — not just storm damage — may qualify residents for evacuation aid

Link from HERE

Saving Archival Materials: Papers and Photos

From the Smithsonian: Save Your Family Treasures

From FEMA -- PDF fact sheets:


Legal Resources and Disaster Relief and Recovery

The Law Library of Louisiana has compiled hurricane legal information, as well as disaster relief/recovery resources. maintains a disaster recovery page.

After a Disaster



NEDCC Collections Emergency Hotline

NEDCC is available to take calls from institutions with collections damage, as well as private individuals whose family collections are damaged.

During business hours (8:30-4:30 Eastern): 978-470-1010
After hours (also answered during the day): 855-245-8303
You can also email


American Institute for Conservation's National Heritage Responders 

The National Heritage Responders (NHR) is a highly skilled team of conservators and other collections care professionals with expertise in emergency response. All assistance provided by the NHR is free, funded by grants and generous donations to the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation. NHR members are available to provide advice to individuals as well as advice and on-site response to institutions. (NHR members do not normally provide on-site assistance to individuals, although it may be possible to do so in conjunction with other collections in an affected region.)

Call the hotline (202.661.8068) to request assistance.

Preservation/Conservation Vendors in Louisiana: Alphabetical By Category & City

Binderies and Book Restoration

PO Box 457
126 South Land Avenue
Oil City, LA 71061
(Hand Binding and Restoration)

Walter W. Eckert Binder Co.
941 Lafayette St.
New Orleans, LA 70113

Art Restoration [Includes art/paper restoration/conservation

Saxon Guild
6287 Old Baton Rouge Highway
Alexandria, LA 71302

Margaret Moreland-Fine Art
3156 College Drive, #S
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Duplaintier Fine Framing LLC
818 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA

Hudson Salah Art Conservation
4500 Dryades St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

New Orleans Conservation Guild
3620 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
(A center for the Conservation, Restoration and Research of Fine Art and Antiques, specializing in Paintings, Works of Art on Paper, Frames, Gilded Objects, Porcelain & Ceramics, Stone, Glass, and Furniture.)

Nader's Gallery
524 E. King's Highway
Shreveport, LA 71105

Photo & Picture Restoration

Musemeche/Gaspard Photography
3837 Plaza Tower Drive Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
225-752-1858 (office)
225-954-4849 (cell)

Phototek of Lake Charles
4330 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA 

Christopher's Photography
4521 W. Napoleon Ave.
Metairie, LA 70001

Lakeside Camera & Imaging
3508 21st Street
Metairie, LA 70002

Textile Restoration

Jessica Hack Textile Restoration
19 5 Street
Gretna, LA 70053

Gentle Arts - Complete Antique Textile Service
1833 Jena Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Disaster Recovery Vendors

Source list from Society of American Archivists: Disaster Recovery Vendors | Society of American Archivists

Louisiana Vendors:

Mold Remediation:

Integrity Business
3924 Peoples Street,
Metairie, LA 

FEMA Resources

Apply for help at - you can also apply by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) or through the FEMA mobile app

Information on FEMA's Transitional Shelter Assistance (help with hotel payments)

"Repairing and Rebuilding After a Disaster: Publications, Contacts, and Preparations for Survivors" FEMA pamphlet

Technology Resources

Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (