COSTEP-CT, a group based in Connecticut that encourages disaster preparedness and recovery in the state by individuals as well as organizations, has developed some basic guidelines for recovery efforts for storm damaged family heirlooms and antiques.

The guidelines describe basic activities for  cleaning and drying water-damaged materials including paper based items, framed artwork, photographs, textiles, leather, bone/ivory, metal and sound and video recordings.  COSTEP-CT also provides contact information for materials requiring more than basic care.

Betsy Pittman, University Archivist