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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 9, Virtual item 2, Q186-Part 1-News and Commentary

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0186_09.2 Part 1


  • Digitized: likely August 4, 1978


Summary Note

After reminding the Jonestown community that they are responsible for the content of the news, as well as for recent statements by Guyana Prime Minister Forbes Burnham and a commentary on a controversial U.S. Supreme Court reverse discrimination decision, Jim Jones begins to read the news of the day. After two brief items – on fighting between Israel and the PLO; and “a religious fanatic” in the Mormon Church – the tape fails with the introduction of a second, backwards track. 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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