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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 22, Virtual item 17 - Q782A, Part 1 - Unidentified Individuals Speaking | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 22, Virtual item 17 - Q782A, Part 1 - Unidentified Individuals Speaking

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-101. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side 1 includes a female voice announcing that DONNY CASANOVA should come to the radio room.

Side 2 includes a female voice requesting LEE INGRAM to come to the radio room.

Side 1 also includes a male voice reading the noon news from Guyana. The text is anti-United States and pro-Soviet and pro-Socialist in its tenor. At the end of the news, the male announces that because of the water shortage, a bucket brigade will form in the garden at 3:30; that there will be a rally that night to discuss production levels; and that names of persons wasting water will be taken and the persons would be "brought up for learning."

Both sides of the tape include a muffled monologue in which the language is undecipherable [sic].

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

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_22.17 Part 1
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Found in:
The Jonestown Institute
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