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.

February 15, 2015
Bristol’s WCYB broadcasts a story about the Bristol, TN version of The Kidnappers Foil.

April 2014
Texas Heritage Magazine published an article written by TAMI’s Dr. Caroline Frick about Melton Barker and preserving Kidnappers Foil productions in Texas

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 22, 2013
On the Media interview with TAMI‘s Dr. Caroline Frick about Melton Barker and The Kidnappers Foil.

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.

December 19, 2012
TAMI‘s Dr. Caroline Frick reflects on her search for Melton Barker as The Kidnappers Foil  is added to the 2012 National Film Registry

December 19, 2012
The Kidnappers Foil selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, read TAMI’s press release

October 6, 2011
Preview of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image’s Austin screening of the Childress, Texas Kidnappers Foil on

May 2011
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)