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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 27, Virtual Item 1 -  Q992  -  Jones and Mike Prokes record radio segments (late fall 1977) | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 27, Virtual Item 1 -  Q992  -  Jones and Mike Prokes record radio segments (late fall 1977)

Jim Jones and Mike Prokes, Peoples Temple’s longtime publicist, record two segments which will be used as part of the Temple’s regular weekly program that also includes music performed by the Jonestown choir. The program is broadcast in Guyana’s capital city of Georgetown. It is likely that the two segments were recorded during a single session, in that Jones uses the same, fairly unique phrasing in both (describing life in Jonestown as his “cup of tea”; referring to the 120 early Christians who gathered at Pentecost; noting that the creation of a socialistic society is “not easy”). Aside from Jones’ reference to a comment Charles Garry made about having been to paradise – a quote used quite often in Jonestown’s final year – there are no specific time cues as to when the tape was 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.
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The Jonestown Institute
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