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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 28, Virtual Item 13, Q1055-2, Side A, Redwood Valley sermon (undated); Ridgewood Ranch

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_28.13 Part 2 Side A


  • Digitized: 1966


Summary Note

This tape includes portions of two sermons. The FBI summary says it “continues on in the religious theme,” and presumably the continuation is of Q 1055 (Part 1), which it seems to be. The first portion of the tape carries the same challenge in locating it in both time and location, with few references to members of the Temple, and even fewer references to current events. However, as former Temple member Garry Lambrev notes, Jones’ reference to a puppy and a little cat “upstairs” places the location in San Francisco. “There was no ‘upstairs’ at the Redwood Valley Temple or at the one in LA.” 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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