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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 9, Virtual item 30, Q212 - Part 1, Jones issues instructions, speaks against suicide, reads news

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_09.30 Part 1


Summary Note

This tape consists of about a half dozen sessions of Jim Jones sitting at the microphone in the radio room, reading the news, makings announcements, issuing instructions, considering notes from the suggestion box, criticizing defectors, describing the beauty of Jonestown and the strength of his protection of the community through his healings, and – throughout it all – offering commentary. While a note on the tape itself indicates it was recorded on 18 October 1978, there is no indication over what period of time the tape was made that day – there are numerous tape edits, especially when Jones is about to change the subject – or for that matter, other than the identification note itself, that the tape is just from one day. But as a sampling of the different issues Jones discussed during his monologues in the radio room, this recording runs the gamut. 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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