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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 18, Virtual Item 16, Q633 Part 1, Radio Broadcasts of Temple offers on SLA | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 18, Virtual Item 16, Q633 Part 1, Radio Broadcasts of Temple offers on SLA
December 1974

This tape consists of two short sets of broadcast reports on two initiatives made by Jim Jones relating to the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst in 1974. The set of news items – one on each side of the tape – were recorded off air by unknown members of Peoples Temple.

The first set of items reports on Jim Jones’ offer of $2000 to the family of Randolph Hearst to help pay the kidnappers. In the second set, recorded within days if not hours later, the Hearst family has rejected the church’s money, so Jones offers himself and four other Temple leaders as “hostages in exchange for the release of Miss Hearst.” Hearst did not entertain the second offer, either, although that was not known at the time these tapes were made.

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

Phys. Desc:
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ms-0183_18.16 Part 1
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The Jonestown Institute
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