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Audio-recorded oral history interview with Malcolm E. Barker. A native of Great Britain, Barker was living in California at the time of the assassination. Six months later, he visited Dallas as part of a two-month cross-country tour, during which he witnessed and extensively photographed FBI and Secret Service agents studying the shooting in Dealey Plaza on May 24, 1964. In 2008, Barker donated his photographs to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
Interview conducted by telephone on August 8, 2008 by Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator. The interview is one hour and fifteen minutes long.
The audio attached to this record is an excerpt. The entire interview is available in our Reading Room to on-site researchers or by submitting a Rights & Reproductions Request Form.
The FBI, with assistance from the Secret Service, Dallas Police and Dallas County surveyor Robert West, tried to determine for the Warren Commission exactly how the assassination happened during a 1964 visit to Dealey Plaza. Their work included re-creating the positions of the limousine at the time of the shooting, including the angles and distances involved. Barker's color pictures are the only known color images of investigators at work that day. - Gary Mack, Curator
Dallas and 1960s History and Culture (OHC)
Federal Bureau of Investigation