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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 27, Virtual Item: 20, Q1021-Pt.1- Redwood Vally sermon | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 27, Virtual Item: 20, Q1021-Pt.1- Redwood Vally sermon

This three-hour tape of a Peoples Temple meeting in August 1972 has almost every element of such a gathering during the Redwood Valley years: Jim Jones’ views on the church, on himself, on his followers, and on their enemies, both internal and external; accusation, confession and catharsis; political analysis; a political rally, a religious service, a business meeting, a “town hall” meeting – with announcements and opportunities for public service – of the Peoples Temple community. In general, though, this session is more of a conversation – largely in conversational tones – about what Jim Jones expects out of his followers, out of the church leaders and out of himself.

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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Found in:
The Jonestown Institute
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