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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 9, Virtual item 6, Q190-Part 2- Jones reads news, offers advice & praise | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 9, Virtual item 6, Q190-Part 2- Jones reads news, offers advice & praise
October 15, 1978

This tape consists of two parts, although they may have been recorded on the same day. In Part 1, Jim Jones reads the news of 15 October 1978. In Part 2, Jones reads requests for assistance and notes of praise from individual members of the Jonestown community.

Part 1 features Jones reading the news of the day. The principal – perhaps only – news service upon which he relies is Tass or another Soviet news agency. The tape begins in the midst of a statement of the Soviet Union’s Communist Party as it celebrates an anniversary of the October 1917 revolution. A few minutes later, Jones reads a news item with language usually reserved to describe Western powers, but the words “provocation,” “intrusions,” and “provocateurs” are also used to characterize Chinese “disturbances against Vietnam territorial integrity.”

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.
ms-0183_09.06 Part 2
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The Jonestown Institute
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