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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 28, Virtual Item 26, Q1057-Pt.5- Los Angeles sermon

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_28.26


  • Digitized: 1972


Summary Note

In a free-form address to the members of the Peoples Temple congregation in Los Angeles in 1972 , Jim Jones mixes several of the elements of his speeches of the period: descriptions of his healings and miracles, discussions of religion -- including his practice of using the Bible to discredit the Bible -- political and social commentary, and harsh criticism of those who disagree with him. The tape begins in mid-sentence, as Jones tells his followers how to get new members through word of mouth and phone calls. The key to immortality, he says, is to talk to 20 people a day about Peoples Temple. 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

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