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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 28, Virtual Item 24, Q1057-Pt.3- Redwood Valley, Spring 73, after Gang of 8 defection

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_28.24


  • Digitized: Spring/Summer 1973


Summary Note

The tape begins with Jim Jones preaching from the Bible, but in the second half, the conversation moves to administrative matters, discussion of new church policies and rules, and matters affecting Temple residents. The meeting includes a few testimonials about Jones’ influence and power, and as the tape ends, Jones is meditating on the illness of a congregant, but there is more conversation about ways to conduct the testimonials, with instructions on style and format – and appropriate venues – to praise the Temple leader. 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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