The Disaster Research Center

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Disaster Research and Education

The Disaster Research Center was established in 1963 and now, over fifty years later, DRC celebrates its continued success in research, training, and service to the disaster community.

In DRC News…

Call for Chapters for Edited Book

The New Environmental Crisis: Hazard, Disaster, and the Challenges Ahead Edited by James Kendra, Scott Gabriel Knowles, Tricia Wachtendorf

E.L.Q. Collection New Acquisition

Buffalo Creek Data Set

DRC was fortunate to coordinate with disaster researcher and author T.P. Schwartz-Barcott to recently acquire his Buffalo Creek data set. Schwartz-Barcott, author of After the Disaster: Re-creating Community and Well-being at Buffalo Creek, donated study materials gathered during his follow-up research on Kai Erikson’s groundbreaking book Everything in Its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood. See E.L.Q. Collection page for more information.