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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 10, Virtual item 13, Q234, Jones issues instructions for clean-up of Jonestown

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_10.13


Summary Note

This tape consists of two parts. In the first, Jim Jones issues instructions to the Jonestown community for maintenance and repairs before some visitors arrive, and for behavior towards the guests during their stay. The second consists of a conversation among for people – including Jim Jones – on three HAM radio locations. The majority of the first part of the tape consists of Jones issuing very specific instructions for repairs and problems to be taken care of in Jonestown that day. He demands that people wash and/or paint various decorative fences, that some of the buildings – especially the older ones – get a fresh coat of paint, that cobwebs in living quarters and debris outside or near work spaces be removed. More than once, he demands that residents cut the grass around their cottages and dorms. Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

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Physical Description Note

Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.

Publisher Note

Publisher: The Jonestown Institute

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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