Origin and History of the International Research Committee on Disasters (RC-39)
Quarantelli, E. L.
International Research Committee on Disasters
This version of the origin and history of RC-39 was prepared by E. L. Quarantelli, President Emeritus of the RC-39 and Professor Emeritus, University of Delaware (USA). The RC-39 developed out of the fact that sociologists predominated in the pioneering stage of disaster studies.