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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 28, Virtual Item 33, Q1059-Pt.3- Two sermons (first dated 12 June 1972; second dated 20 October 1973)

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_28.33


  • Digitized: June 12, 1972; October 20, 1973


Summary Note

This tape consists of three segments, labeled Parts 2 through 4, since the first part is a continuation of Part 2 from the previous tape, Q 1059 (2). Similarly, Part 4 continues on to the next tape, Q 1059 (4). There is one indicator that Part 3 was recorded soon after Part 2, and perhaps even later in the same service, as there is a reference in each to a boy with a heart condition that the Temple is working to help. However, it may also be true that Part 4 may have been recorded later the same day as Part 3, since the recording conditions are similar and Jones' voice is about the same, following a 30-second space of dead air, but that is not certain. What cannot be true is that they were all recorded the same day, since the two specific time references are 16 months apart. 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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