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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 9, Virtual item 25, Q207-Part 2-News and commentary

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_09.25 Part 2


  • Digitized: June 12, 1978


Summary Note

This news tape consists of three separate broadcasts, with the content indicating they were all likely recorded on the same day. The first two end in fairly typical fashion, with familiar calls to watch out for waste and destruction of people’s property, both of which result in costs which are not only unnecessary but which – as he says in one – ends up “killing some souls’ opportunity to get this land of promise, the only place in the world that can live through a nuclear holocaust, the only place our people can get out from being under the pointless brunt of racist oppression that will finally lead to genocide and concentration camps, if not beforehand to nuclear hell.” 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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