Essential Records Guide (NARA)
Although written for Federal agencies, this guide may also be helpful to others to better understand the types of records needed in an emergency situation and/or to protect legal/financial rights. This Guide addresses the identification and protection of records, whether classified, controlled unclassified information (CUI), or unclassified. It highlights accessing information that Federal agencies need to conduct business under emergency operating conditions or to protect the legal and financial rights of the Federal government and the people it serves. This Guide also provides information to assist agencies assessing damage and implementing recovery of records affected by an emergency or disaster.