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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 9, Virtual item 23, Q205 - Part 2, Jones Speaking | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 9, Virtual item 23, Q205 - Part 2, Jones Speaking

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 27, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-31. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary for Thursday by JIM JONES. News items included topics such as:

1. ABC story re youth terror

2. Value of the dollar

3. Iraq

4. North and South Yemem [sic]

5. England

6. Israel

7. U.S. unenployment [sic] and racism

8. Syria

9. BAKKE decision

Miscellaneous announcement followed and JONES continued to talk about other news such as:



A late news bulletin by JONES was next read and then he started to talk about air raid shelters, California’s Proposition 13, and Attorney General BELL and the FBI.

The tape concludes with JONES talking about KOREA.

There is no summary or transcript of this recording, but a full index is available on the Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website.

Phys. Desc:
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ms-0183_09.23 Part 2
Special Collections & University Archives
Found in:
The Jonestown Institute
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