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DISCAT and Catalog Holdings

(Online Fall 2019)

DISCAT, the catalog database for the E. L. Quarantelli Resource Collection, is not currently web-accessible. DRC is currently working with UD's Computer Engineering faculty to develop a new search engine that will support DISCAT and will make it web-accessible in Fall of 2019. To request a search, please contact Collection staff at

Archival Materials

The bulk of materials in the E. L. Quarantelli Resource Collection can be found in archival holdings, which comprises materials collected during field research and other original research data. These materials include, but are not limited to interview transcripts, surveys, photographs and audio-visual materials of disaster events, and supplemental materials collected at disaster sites (e.g. local newspapers, meeting minutes, fliers, and memorabilia).

Due to the sensitive nature of these materials, DRC's archival holdings are currently classed as restricted and users must apply for access. To access materials, please review the below finding aid (Ctrl+F to search) and email Assistant Director for Archives and Collections, Valerie Marlowe at

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​E.L​. Quarantelli Resource Collection

Master Publication List

A complete list of all publications produced by DRC personnel, 1963 - Present.

University of Delaware Online Repository

The University of Delaware's UDSpace provides access to the Disaster Research Center’s research in digital form, including access to over 700 DRC preliminary papers, reports, and other DRC documents. Webinar Archives

From 1997 to 2014, the Emergency Information Infrastructure Project (EIIP) hosted a continuing series of real-time, interactive presentations on a wide variety of emergency management-related topics, first via text chat and subsequently by the Webinar for the purpose of providing the opportunity for continuing education and professional exchange.

Over the course of its existence, leaders in all phases of emergency management – preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation – volunteered their time to share their expertise and experience with their colleagues and respond to their questions.  This exchange was captured, first through text transcripts, and later, the addition of audio and video recordings, amassing a large archive that continues to remain relevant to the issues of the day.

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