• damaged book
  • 264 South 23rd Street  
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
P 215.545.0613
F 215.735.9313


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CCAHA offers emergency assistance for institutions and individuals with damaged paper-based collections.

We offer conservation treatment, technical information, training programs, and consultation services, including on-site assistance at the time of an emergency and resources for writing emergency preparedness and response plans.

Need immediate assistance? CCAHA staff can provide information on damaged collections and strategies for recovering from water, fire, pest infestation, or mold outbreaks. Referrals can be provided for commercial vendors, along with suppliers of equipment and supplies needed for a recovery effort. If you need assistance during regular business hours, please call our offices at 215.545.0613. For assistance after business hours, please call 215.207.0997 to leave a message with our answering service. A CCAHA staff member will be alerted and will respond to your call as soon as possible.

CCAHA Disaster Resources:

technical bulletins on disaster recovery

a guide for managing a mold invasion

advice for developing a disaster plan for your institution 

The institutions listed below have websites that provide information on disaster recovery: 

American Association of Museums

American Institute of Architects

Heritage Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation

Regional Alliance for Preservation