November 1, 2017
NPR Station KUAF tells the story of three Arkansas versions of The Kidnappers Foil, discovered at Springdale, AR’s Apollo Theater. The films were screened in November 2017 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozarks History.
October 2, 2017
Arkansas Online story about the 1937 Springdale, Arkansas version of The Kidnappers Foil, rediscovered and now at the Library of Congress. Article features three original cast members.
December 23, 2013
The Salisbury Post profiles Melton Barker and The Kidnappers Foil and features an interview with friend of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, Barbara Earley.
February 18, 2013
Melton Barker is featured in a story for the Edmond Sun.
February 9, 2013
Melton Barker is featured in a story for the New York Times
December 29, 2012
El Paso’s NPR station, KTEP, features Dr. Caroline Frick discussing Melton Barker on the program, “On Film.” Listen here.
December 19, 2012
The Dallas Morning News features a story about Melton Barker and The Kidnappers Foil’s addition to the National Film Registry.
October 6, 2011
Preview of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image’s Austin screening of the Childress, Texas Kidnappers Foil on Austin360.com
Robert D. Craig’s in-depth overview of the unique production of and enduring legacy of “A Kidnapper’s Foil”
December 11, 2007
A Lubbock-Avalanche-Journal article on Caroline Frick’s efforts to bring Barker’s film to a wider audience
October 8, 2007
Ann Kelley’s article on the Shawnee, Oklahoma Kidnappers Foil in the Oklahoma City Oklahoman
December 9, 2006
A story about Melton Barker, Caroline Frick, and the Childress, Texas Kidnappers Foil on Weekend America Radio
December 30, 2005
Austin American-Statesman follow-up article on the search for Melton Barker, including quotes from Melton Barker’s stepson Jim Ponder
November 26, 2005
Austin American-Statesman article on the search for Melton Barker and the Kidnappers Foil
December 1, 2005
Texas Triage: Combining Preservation, Access and Entertainment with “Lost” Films of the Lone Star State, a panel on the films of Melton Barker held at the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ Conference featuring Caroline Frick – Texas Archive of the Moving Image/University of Texas at Austin, Dwight Swanson – Appalshop, Judy L. Johnson – Childress Theatre Company (TX), and Stephanie Langenkamp – San Marcos Public Library (TX)