National Disaster Photo Rescue and The Joplin Museum Complex are holding a public viewing and photo reunification event  for the ‘Lost Photos of Joplin’ project.  This official event will be at the Joplin Museum Complex  May 17, 2014,  10am – 1pm in the Museum Complex located at 504 S. Schifferdecker.

 The ‘Lost Photos of Joplin’ project will be available for public viewing at the event. Those wishing to make claims on photographs and documents can do so during the event hours of 10am-1pm at the Joplin Museum Complex.

The photos on display were found locally and at great distances following the May 22, 2011 Joplin tornado and handed over to the Lost Photos of Joplin project. Photos were cleaned, marked, scanned and stored in hopes of reuniting storm survivors and their loved ones with their lost memories.

Family Reunification will occur at this event. Families wishing to claim personal memories, can come to view all photos remaining at this event. Families wishing to identify memories before the event may do so at our website or on Facebook at:

Joplin Museum Complex staff will be assisted by NDPR reunification staff for the event.

The Physical Photos and Documents will remain at the museum after the event. N.D.P.R. will continue to assist the Joplin Museum in cyber-maintenance and reunification. Future claims will continue to be made on the Joplin Lost Photos website and our Facebook page.


The National Disaster Photo Rescue formed because of the May 22, 2011  Joplin, Missouri tornado and is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Carthage, Missouri. The ‘Lost Photos of Joplin’ project has shown the need for families to reunite with Lost Memories. The National Disaster Photo Rescue will be there, in the future, to help other communities learn through our community how to “Return lost Memories worth a Thousand Words”.

Source: NDPR  

Claim Form Checklist

Things you will need to submit photo claims:
The number on the photo. Example: 001-001-001. All of these numbers designate where we have the photos stored. We can't locate your photos without it! If you can't read the number on the photo, then make a note of that and tell us the number of the photo before or after it.
A description of the photo. This helps us to make sure that we are pulling the correct photo for you. If you can remember anything that was written on the back of the photo, please include that information.
A good contact method for you! We require a phone number, but we can also contact you by email if you wish. If we can't get ahold of you, we can't get your picture back to you!
Please Click Here to Fill Out a Claim Form: Joplin Claim Form
Please note, the claim form will open in a new tab on your browser so that you can work on it while you look through photos.