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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 15, Virtual item 11, Q414a- Jones reads news (June 7, 1978), welcomes Jonestown newcomers

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_15.11a


  • Digitized: June 7, 1978


Summary Note

This tape consists of three distinct parts, with a burst of audio and slowed tape in between parts 1 and 2. The last two substantive parts follow a lengthy period of silence on side 2. In Part I, Jim Jones reads the news and offers commentary. Among the news items he covers: • The recent passage of Proposition 13 in California and its implications for welfare and social services in the state; • The race for governor in California, especially in light of passage of Prop 13; • Disarmament talks and, elsewhere, SALT talks between the US and USSR • The dispute between USSR and Japan over an island chain; • African liberation movements, and capitalism’s attempts to defeat them, including use of Japanese troops; 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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