Skip Navigation
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators
Contact Us| View Cart (0)

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 14, Virtual Item 28 - A, Q397, News and commentary | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 14, Virtual Item 28 - A, Q397, News and commentary
August 8, 1978

This tape consists of the news of the day read by Jim Jones. While the note on the tape box says the tape is from August 21, 1978, the news items are from August 7 or 8.

As with many newscasts, Jones seems to rely upon Soviet or Eastern bloc news sources. The items themselves focus on more international news than most Americans are used to, especially in their coverage of Central America, Africa and Eastern bloc countries.

The origin of the news services likely accounts for much of the use of adjectives in describing US or Western European interests. Their actions are uniformly “barbaric,” “insane” and “criminal,” their support of foreign nations is driven by fascist or racist impulses, and the nations themselves are lackey capitalist puppets of Western imperialism.

Full FBI's 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.
Special Collections & University Archives
Found in:
The Jonestown Institute
The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Page Generated in: 0.082 seconds (using 195 queries).
Using 8.46MB of memory. (Peak of 8.74MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-3
Copyright ©2017 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign