Skip to main content

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 28, Virtual Item 32, Q1059-Pt.2- Two sermons

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_28.32


  • Digitized: June 12, 1972


Summary Note

This tape consists of two different sermons by Jim Jones, the first of an unknown date (but most likely in the early- to mid-1970s), both taking place before large congregations in one of his three venues. The second sermon continues on Q 1059 (3). There are several themes of other sermons which appear on this tape: faith-healings, mixed with common sense medical advice; autobiographical pieces that work their way in; criticisms of people who don't pay attention to what Jones says or how he sets an example; and the use of the Bible to destroy the veracity of the Bible and -- by extension -- to support his own theology. Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

Rights Statement Note

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.

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

5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego CA 92182-8050 US