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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 21, Virtual Item 25 -  Q753 - Part 1, Jones issues instructions and warnings, read news (4/19/78) | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 21, Virtual Item 25 -  Q753 - Part 1, Jones issues instructions and warnings, read news (4/19/78)
April 19, 1978

In the course of reading the news for April 19, 1978, Jim Jones issues a number of instructions – and articulates the foundation for a number of warnings – for the people of Jonestown. Many of the warnings would become increasingly strident and more strictly enforced as the year went on, but this represents some of their earliest pronouncements.

The goal is to monitor the movements of Jonestown residents more closely, even if the reasons for it are seemingly benign. One of the tasks of the Steering Committee, Jones declares near the end of this tape, is to devise an “emergency time accountability plan” that would track people after they left work and their houses. “There must be constant check-ups, to see that our people are secure,” Jones says.

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

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Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ms-0183_21.25 Part 1
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