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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

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

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.

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Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ID:
ms-0183_19.24
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Special Collections & University Archives
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Publisher:
The Jonestown Institute
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The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
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