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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 17, Virtual Item 11, Q591-Part 2, Jonestown meeting (588-596) | Special Collections & University Archives

 
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Title:
Peoples Temple Collection; Box 17, Virtual Item 11, Q591-Part 2, Jonestown meeting (588-596)
Date:
April 13, 1978
Description:

The Jonestown community is in the “middle of a White Night,” as Jim Jones describes the meeting held in mid-April 1978, and there is a lot to discuss: an upcoming visit from the head of Tass, the official news agency of the Soviet Union; a press conference which the Jonestown leadership will hold in a few days with their critics in the media and relatives; a potential relocation of the settlement to Cuba; and the financial strain of checks being blocked from the U.S. and the Guyanese currency being devalued. There are other petty frustrations, such as a faltering sound system and audio bleed-through from the radio room. Despite these problems, both mundane and seemingly monumental, the tone of the meeting is, for the most part, open and warm, with Jones in a good mood and laughter echoing on a number of occasions.

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_17.11 Part 2
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Special Collections & University Archives
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The Jonestown Institute
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