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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 19, Virtual Item 13, Q667- Last Will (Duplicates Q587) | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 19, Virtual Item 13, Q667- Last Will (Duplicates Q587)
January 1975

In the early morning hours of January 5, 1975, Jim Jones prepares a last will and testament in the event of his incapacitation or removal from office. It directs followers of Peoples Temple to give all allegiance to his wife, Marceline, who has "strategies" for survival of the movement. Marceline is not present, although six other women are. Jones is periodically confused on dates, and speaks slowly and deliberately, as if he is in pain, in a state of exhaustion, or otherwise semi-incapacitated.

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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