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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 11, Virtual item 20, Q271-Jones issues instructions to community | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 11, Virtual item 20, Q271-Jones issues instructions to community
September 19, 1978

Despite running a fever of 105, Jim Jones reads the news of the day, and issues both warnings and instructions to members of the Jonestown community.

Jones spends more time on the top story of the day - reporting the details of the Camp David agreement, reactions from around the world, and his own editorial asides and sarcastic comments - than any other news item or any particular instruction. Moreover, many of the instructions are familiar ones: people should keep their areas clean; they should take care of the weeds. Nevertheless, there are several concerns that seem to be as pressing as they are unusual, and much of the underlying tension seems to stem from one or two incidents. The incidents are unknown, however, and the warnings are without context.

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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