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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 19, Virtual Item 24, Q678- Phone calls; Jones meeting with Ben Powers, PT radio operator | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 19, Virtual Item 24, Q678- Phone calls; Jones meeting with Ben Powers, PT radio operator
May, 1977

This was one of 53 tapes which the FBI initially withheld from disclosure. The reason may be that Jim Jones discussed how to get around Federal Communications Commission regulations on ham radio operations.

The tape consists of two phone calls, a snippet of conversation between Jones and an unidentified male which is too short for contextual reference, and a long meeting between Jim Jones, several Temple leaders, and Ben Bowers, the holder of the Temple’s ham radio license.

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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