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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 19, Virtual Folder 31: Q686- Phone calls; Jim Jones phone conversation with Dennis Denny (October 1975) | Special Collections & University Archives

 
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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 19, Virtual Folder 31: Q686- Phone calls; Jim Jones phone conversation with Dennis Denny (October 1975)
Date:
October, 1975
Description:

In the first conversation of substance, an unidentified woman resident of Redwood Valley has called the Temple to complain about a call she has received. She had phoned a call-in radio program to talk about a problem she was having with someone in the local school administration, although, as the woman points out, “The fact that this person was a member of the Peoples Temple had nothing to do with [the problem].” Twenty minutes after she called the station, someone called her at her home to criticize what she had said. The woman said the call itself was “inappropriate,” and later says she felt threatened and scared – and her voice wavers as she speaks – especially since she didn’t leave her last name and telephone number with the station.

The person fielding the complaint is sympathetic, but wonders if the threatening caller is a member of the Temple. “If he isn’t, he should be,” the woman replies. The young woman at the Temple notes that they get accused of many things they haven’t done, but says she’ll check into the incident. The two women talk another several minutes as the caller unwinds, and the conversation ends amicably.

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.
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ms-0183_19.31
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The Jonestown Institute
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