Peoples Temple Collection; Box 6, Virtual Item 1 - Q1 - Part 1, Radio Transmissions
- Peoples Temple (Organization)
In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording of radio transmissions on amateur radio frequencies was furnished to the FBI by (name deleted). (A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, "investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…") On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 89-250-11111-1B46-1. This tape was found to contain the following: Amateur radio transmissions from various People’s Temple (PT) members to persons in the United Stated. Conversations involved PT activity in Guyana and advised persons where they could send donations for the temple. At 60 in the tape, there is a reference to former FBI Director CLARENCE KELLY. KELLY is said to be a member of the Christian Church of the United States, a forerunner of the PT. It is stated that KELLY is not associated with PT. This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN. There is no summary or transcript of this recording, but a full index is available on the Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website.
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Physical Description Note
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
Publisher: The Jonestown Institute