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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 6, Virtual Item 34 -  Q30  - Part 1, Radio Transmissions

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_6.34 Part 1


Summary Note

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’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 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B46 #34. This tape was found to contain the following: A. Two females exchanging news and greetings. B. Two males - one discussin [sic] placing an "order" for 1000 bags (of an unmentioned commodity). C. Female and male talking about radio transmissions. D. Two females talking about a Journalist who visited and will devote a two page favorable spread about the commune; talked about an author/movie producer who is visiting the commune. E. Two males, one inaudible; male advising about the political climate, that the dissatisfied people "here" are not communists, "I don’t think that there is a chance of the communists taking over this country". Male advised that "it" is being financed by communist countries. F. Males discussing the workings of their respective ham radios. 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 Note

Publisher: The Jonestown Institute

Repository Details

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