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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 22, Virtual Item 31, Q800- Jones defends Jonestown to government of Guyana | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 22, Virtual Item 31, Q800- Jones defends Jonestown to government of Guyana
Fall 1977

In this tape, Jim Jones makes a personal appeal to the government of Guyana, in the person of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fred Wills, to answer numerous charges which have been leveled in recent months against him and Peoples Temple.

Jones states his case at a particularly critical time in the history of the Jonestown agricultural project. Speaking in early September 1977, Jones made the tape while the massive - and in some ways, accelerated - migration of Temple members from the U.S. to Guyana is ongoing. Much of it is complete - Jones speaks of 700 people at the project - but Jonestown will be home to a thousand people by the end of that month.

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

Phys. Desc:
Original audiocassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
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The Jonestown Institute
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