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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 9, Virtual item 4, Q188-Part 2- Jones on Stoen lawsuits, revolutionary death | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 9, Virtual item 4, Q188-Part 2- Jones on Stoen lawsuits, revolutionary death
June 13, 1978

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 May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-14. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day by JIM JONES specifically dealing with Rhodesia, followed by discussion of a lawsuit initiated by TIM STOEN and then a return to the topic of Rhodesia. A continuation of the news concerned such topics as Israel, the U.S. Africa Policy, the arrest of U.S. Embassay [sic] employee MARTHA PETERSON by the Soviets, Information about the arrest of 400 demonstrators at the United Nations in New York, and then a statement by JONES about revolutionary death.

The tape ends with an interview of JONES by an unidentified male individual regarding background information of Jonestown.

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestownwebsite, along with the tape transcript.

Phys. Desc:
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ms-0183_09.04 Part 2
Special Collections & University Archives
Found in:
The Jonestown Institute
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