Oral History

Dr. Darwin Payne

A reporter for the Dallas Times Herald in 1963, Payne was in Abraham Zapruder’s office shortly after the assassination and covered the events of that weekend, visiting the Texas School Book Depository and Oswald’s rooming house in Oak Cliff. A prominent Dallas historian, Payne is now professor emeritus of communications at Southern Methodist University. Recorded January 20, 1995, November 21, 1999, October 23, 2003, April 20, 2006, July 24, 2012, January 31, 2015, and May 23, 2016.