First established by Disaster Research Center co-founder Enrico Quarantelli, the E. L. Quarantelli Resource Collection is comprised of archival holdings, published material, and disaster-related objects and artifacts. This exhibition features objects collected by the faculty, staff, and students at UD’s Disaster Research Center (DRC), over 60 years of post-disaster field research. The exhibition aims to show the range of primary source objects in DRC’s collection. It was curated to coincide with the workshop Climate Change and Catastrophe: Resources for the Study of Disaster, which will take place at Morris Library in September 2022.


Curated by Valerie Marlowe and Melissa Shutz of the Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware. Online exhibition by Curtis Small. Graphic design elements by Jaynell Keely.