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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 15, Virtual item 17, Q422a- Woman reads article critical of Rolling Stones and popular culture

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_15.17a


  • Digitized: circa 1978


Summary Note

An unidentified woman in Jonestown reads an article which excoriates rock n’ roll and other manifestations of pop culture, and which laments the increasing lack of appreciation for opera and classical music. The origin of the article is also unknown, although a note accompanying the tape describes it as “Soviet Journal.” While the article includes some of the rhetoric of other Eastern bloc nations which filled other readings from the Jonestown radio room, the subject of the article is more cultural and less overtly political than most. In addition, since Jim Jones is not the reader, there is less commentary. 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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