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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 21, Virtual Item 17 -  Q745 - Part 2, Jones reads news | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 21, Virtual Item 17 -  Q745 - Part 2, Jones reads news
April 17, 1978

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-62. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

Rock music followed by JIM JONES giving a taped lecture on the philosophy and benefits of socialism as contrasted to the corruption of capitalism.

JIM JONES then gives the news: The invasion of Ethiopia, problems in Rhodesia; layoffs is U.S. industries, etc.

Side B

JIM JONES is talking to his followers in a taped broadcast. States how honored the project has been to have the representative from TASS visiting them.

JONES gives the news. Indicates it is about April 16th. He discusses many topics including problems regarding BERT LANCE and his banking practices.

JONES speaks about Lieutenant Governor DYMALLY’s proposed visit to Jonestown "this July".

JONES states that ANGELA DAVIS sends her warm regards.

There is no summary or transcript of this recording, but a full index is available on the Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website.

Phys. Desc:
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ms-0183_21.17 Part 2
Special Collections & University Archives
Found in:
The Jonestown Institute
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