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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 20, Virtual Item 23, Q714- Revolutionary declarations by Peoples Temple members | Special Collections & University Archives

 
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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 20, Virtual Item 23, Q714- Revolutionary declarations by Peoples Temple members
Date:
circa 1974
Description:

Side one of this tape consists of a relatively short recording of an unknown interviewer asking 64 members of Peoples Temple to identify themselves and to make an incriminating statement on tape. Most members respond that they are "a violent revolutionary," although some go further and specify acts of revolution they would commit, such as killing the president. Others, on the other hand, have difficulty making the incriminating statement, and are coached and prompted by a whispered voice that was also captured on tape. Given the continuity of the background noise — in a large room in which Jim Jones is addressing a gathering through a P.A. system — it is apparent the interviewer spoke with the people in rapid succession, as if the people were lined up to speak.

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

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Original audiocassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ID:
ms-0183_20.23
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Special Collections & University Archives
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The Jonestown Institute
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