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Our mission is simple — to help you capture, preserve, organize and enjoy your family's most valuable memories using archival best practices, methodologies equipment and supplies, employed by FA Logo professional archivists and museum experts from around the world.

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Disaster Recovery


The Family Archives Rescue Project
safeguards and reunites family histories

"We've lost everything..." How many times have you heard this phrase uttered after a major disaster or fire. While you may not be able to save all your precious memories and mementos during and after a fire, flood or other calamity, the steps outlined in this section will help you salvage what you can, safely.

Just remember, in the event of a major disaster, the first thing you should think about saving is your life and those of your family. Get to safety quickly and worry about your things after the disaster has passed.


WARNING: The proper protective gear should be worn when working in any disaster-damaged area. This includes safety glasses, masks, heavy gloves, work boots, heavy cotton shirts and pants. Also check with local authorities to find out what they recommend you should wear.



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Safeguard your memories against disaster with the same materials used by museums, libraries and national institutions:

  1. Document Boxes and File Folders
  2. Drop-Front Boxes
  3. Triangular Roll Storage Boxes
  4. Newspaper Boxes
  5. Bulk Storage Boxes
  6. Sheet Music Sleeves and Boxes
  7. Melinex Sleeves
  8. Map and Print Folders
  9. Poster Folders
  10. Archival Interleaving Paper
  11. Permalife Bond paper
  12. Bamboo Hake Brushes
  13. All-Stabilo Pencils
Emergency Response & Salvage Wheel

Emergency Response & Salvage Wheel

Use this wheel within 48 hours to help safeguard collections damaged by water from flood, fire, earthquake, storms or broken pipes.

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