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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 9, Virtual item 19, Q201 - Part 1, Jones Speaking | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 9, Virtual item 19, Q201 - Part 1, 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 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-27. This tape was found to contain the following: Announcements by JIM JONES re miscellaneous items and news about topics such as:

1. China - Great Britain Coal Mine Treaty

2. Egypt/Israel Relations

3. Japan/China Friendship Treaty

4. Japan/USA Exchange Rate

5. Viet Nam/China Border Conflict

6. Pope Paul VI

7. Governor WALLACE

8. Rhodesia

9. Voice of America

10. Guinea

11. OPEC

12. China - Libya Treaty

13. South Africa

14. Radio Moscow

In additiona [sic], JONES also talks about GUINEA, Human Rights, and Chinese Peasants.

Full FBI's summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website. There is currently no transcript of the recording.

Phys. Desc:
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
ms-0183_9.19 Part 1
Special Collections & University Archives
Found in:
The Jonestown Institute
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