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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 18, Virtual Item 24, Q641, White Night (April 1978) | Special Collections & University Archives

 
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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 18, Virtual Item 24, Q641, White Night (April 1978)
Date:
April 1978
Description:

The tape is the first in a series of four (continuing on Q 642, Q 643, and Q 644) of a White Night – the most serious White Night since the previous September, Jim Jones says at one point in Q 642 – in February 1978.

Even so – and as is the case with most of the tapes in this collection – the meeting is already underway when the recording begins. In the context of what follows, the proceedings have been going on a while. Jones has talked extensively about the news of the day, about the benefits of life in Jonestown, and about the gifts of protection and socialist virtue which he has bestowed upon his followers.

As he has in a few – but only a few – other taped meetings, Jones has been drinking alcohol, and in sufficient quantity that his speech is affected at times. It is also apparent he is the only one in the crowd who has been allowed to do so.

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_18.24
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Special Collections & University Archives
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The Jonestown Institute
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