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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 18, Virtual Item 18, Q635 - Part 2, White Night, berating Stanley Clayton (April  12, 1978) | Special Collections & University Archives

 
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Title:
Peoples Temple Collection; Box 18, Virtual Item 18, Q635 - Part 2, White Night, berating Stanley Clayton (April  12, 1978)
Date:
April  12, 1978
Description:

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #80. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape appears to be a recording of a "White Night" in Jonestown, Guyana and concerns efforts to counter a petition by former People’s Temple members to obtain custody of children named JOHN and DANA.

Tape consists of rambling discourse by JIM JONES and others on a variety of topics including a statement by JONES that he will sneak out of Guyana himself and take care of these enemies, a statement that JIM COBB (phonetic) and MIKE CANTRELL (phonetic) were violent Trotskyite Terrorists who had planned to bomb the Masonite Corporation until JONES heard about it and stopped it. JONES mentioned that a group of former People’s Temple members had delivered a signed petition to the People’s Temple in San Francisco to have the two children returned.

The bulk of this tape is a lengthy criticism of an individual named STANLEY, who apparently attempted to leave Jonestown and of his girlfriend JANICE for sleeping with him when he returned.

No mention is made in this tape of United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN, any visit by RYAN or any conspiracy to murder RYAN.

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.
ID:
ms-0183_18.18 Part 2
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Special Collections & University Archives
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The Jonestown Institute
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The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
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