Jonestown Audiotape Primary Project:
FBI Summaries Q 101 – Q 200

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# Q 107 (Part 1) — [Tape Not Listed in FBI Catalogue]

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

# Q 107 (Part 2) — [Tape Not Listed in FBI Catalogue]

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

# Q 127 — Tapes Not Summarized

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Memorex 90 eight-track tape cartridge/ Tape binding taken apart, unwound 2 loops cut & spliced/ Music prog[ram] 1&2 others blank. 1/16 tape broke & repaired.

Date of transcription: 3/12/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47#1. This tape was found to contain the following:

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.

# Q 128 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Capitol 60 eight-track tape cartridge/ Music on all four programs

Date of transcription: 3/12/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #2. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

Recording of Soul Groups Earth Wind and Fire, ARETHA FRANKLIN, JOHNNY MATHIS, Commodores and NATALIE COLE.

Side B

Recording of Soul Groups – BARRY WHITE, JOHNNY MATHIS, Earth Wind and Fire, STEVIE WONDER, Rolls Royce.

# Q 129 — Miscellaneous

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One 3 inch reel of .25 inch tape marked “I.P. Holmes” / ½ trk 7 ¾ ips [inches per second] — Parks assist — Put on new reel because old one crooked, leader added

Date of transcription: 3/29/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47#3. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

Recording of various “takes” for commercials of various products. Commericals [Commericials] made by an unknown male individual.

Side B

Blank.

# Q 130 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Olympic MC-60 microcassette tape marked “Lynetta”

Date of transcription: 3/12/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47#4. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

In the beginning of the tape an unidentified man asks an unidentified woman, “Did you kill her?” They then move away from the recorder and most of the remaining conversation cannot be heard, but bits and pieces of the conversation which can be heard sound like a Doctor and his female assistant talking to a very sick or drugged female patient. The patient sounds like an older woman. The Doctor called the woman patient, “Mother” once and “Grandmother” another time.

Side B

Conversation between an old sick woman and her relatives and/or friends.

This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained theron [thereon] which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 133 — Jones Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Olympic MC-60 microcassette marked in part “Paul Robeson” /Side A blank

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #5. This tape was found to contain the following: Numerous discussions between JIM JONES and unidentified individuals.

Nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 134 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Olympic MC-60 microcassette /Jones dictating life story? Early communist leanings ~ 22 min./Side B blank

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #5. This tape was found to contain the following: JIM JONES discusses his life story and stated his reasons for being a Marxist. JONES further states that he has a strong desire to die.

Nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 135 — Radio Transmissions

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Olympic MC-60 microcassette/in box labeled “when property under jeopardy, JJ speaking to the People” Jones stirring up the crowd about 15 minutes into tape & on radio. (Writing illegible) Charles Garry. Side B blank

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #7. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES appears to be very upset and states that if they take twenty people today they will take sixty people tomorrow. JONES further states that if “we all can’t go together we will die together.

JONES transmits over the radio requesting any country to grant him and his people asylum. JONES also states that all his people have made a decision to die together if they are given asylum.

# Q 141 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One unlabeled microcassette in SONY case, tape pulled out/of cassette & twisted. Approximately 15 inches of damage./ Tape removed and tape spliced.

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47#8. This tape was found to contain the following: Unknown male discussing problems such as FBI infiltrating into their community and the possibility that their community could reach 15,000 in the future.

# †Q 144 — Radio transmissions

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled “JJ”

Date of transcription: 5/30/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-1 (5 inch). This tape was found to contain the following:

A radio broadcast reporting on the people who have had all their maladies cured by JIM JONES and also a sermon of the many errors in the Bible.

Toward the end of the tape, there is music.

# Q 148 — Miscellaneous

Summary and Transcript.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Winnie the Pooh”

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

A story re Winnie the Pooh.

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.

#Q 149 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Snow White”

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-3 (5″) This tape was found to contain the following:

Tape recorded music and children’s record.

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.

#Q 150 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-4 (5″). This tape was found to contain the following:

Taped music.

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.

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# Q 151 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Voice of Peoples Temple KBLE”

Date of transcription: 5/30/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-5 (5 inch). This tape was found to contain the following:

A radio broadcast where JIM JONES is curing people.

# Q 152 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/13/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-1. This tape was found to contain the following:

What appears to be a Russian language lesson.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of the murder of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 153 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “The Fight Part VI”

Date of transcription: 5/30/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

A speech stating that President CARTER is a puppet for his National Security Advisor and that United States politics are disgusting.

# Q 154 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/26/78 News & Comments”

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

An unidentified male individual talking about the living relationships between people, suggestions for improvements of living conditions, and frugality.

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.

# Q 155 — Jones Speaking (two tapes)

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “News 10/30/78”

Date of transcription: 6/13/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-4. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading the daily news of October 30, 1978, from Radio Moscow and Radio Havanna [Havana] and music.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of the murder of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 155a — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/13/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

Gospel Music.

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.

# Q 156 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9-25-78”

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-6. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES talking about miscellaneous topics to include Libya and its new socialist society, MOAMMAR KHADAFY, Watergate II, Rhodesia, Russian language lessons, crew supervisor reports and letters to DICK GREGORY.

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.

# Q 157 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “June 6 Afternoon”

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-7. This tape was found to contain the following:

A speech by an unknown male regarding teaching, education and discipline of children within the community.

A reading of news and current events also was contained on this tape.

The remaining portion of the tape was either blank or contained music.

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.

# Q 158 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Sept 1 News”

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-8. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES broadcasting the morning news to include topics such as the revolution in Iran, a spy ring in Germany, ghettos, PATRICIA HEARST, Rhodesia, and Prime Minister BURNHAM.

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.

# Q 159 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 28 News”

Date of transcription: 5/30/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-10. This tape was found to contain the following:

A talk by JIM JONES entitled, “News of the Day”. JONES states that Christianity oppresses the poor man with the promise of heaven.

# Q 160 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “July 29, 1978 News”

Date of transcription: 6/13/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-9. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading the international news from Radio Moscow and Radio Havanna [Havana] and music.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of the murder of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 160a — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-11. This tape was found to contain the following:

A few minutes of taped music. The remaining portion of the above numbered tape was blank.

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.

# Q 161 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/3/74 Peoples Rally”

Date of transcription: 6/13/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-12. This tape was found to contain the following:

A congratulatory speech by a female visitor to Jonestown identified as CYNTHY’s mother on the first few minutes of the tape. This is followed by JIM JONES critizing [criticizing] two boys for killing insects. JONES comments that, “I heard some Congressman wants to come here. I think I’ll tell him to stick it!” The tape concludes with JONES giving the basketball team a pep talk for their upcoming tournament in Georgetown.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of the murder of Congressman RYAN.

# †Q 162 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/12/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-13. This tape was found to contain the following:

Two unknown males giving sermons to a congregation.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of the murder of Congressman RYAN.

#Q 163 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “LAPT [Los Angeles Peoples Temple] 6/8/75”

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-14. This tape was found to contain music.

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.

# Q 164 — Music

MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/12/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-15. This tape was found to contain the following:

Contemporary music and a history lesson from an unknown male.

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.

# Q 165 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Diane & Kenny”

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-16. This tape was found to contain the following:

A few minutes of taped music. The remaining portion of the above numbered tape was blank.

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.

# Q 166 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical Music”

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-17. This tape was found to contain music.

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.

# Q 167 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “News 10/29/78”

Date of transcription: 6/12/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-18. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES providing a monologue on current world events.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of the murder of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 168 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Quest. & Answers for Test”

Date of transcription: 6/14/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-19. This tape was found to contain the following:

Current events speech and quiz, question and answer session instructed by JIM JONES.

# Q 169 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “11/6/78 News”

Date of transcription: 5/30/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-20. This tape was found to contain the following:

A talk by JIM JONES concerning the Summit Peace Talks. He (JONES) states that Egypt and Israel sold out other countries. JONES also states that two Russians were arrested illegally by the United States.

# Q 170 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/28/78 JJ”

Date of transcription: 6/13/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-20. This tape was found to contain the following:

The tape begins with an unknown male who states, “He’s fine, he’s alert. He’ll be on his feet tonight. Our enemies can’t kill him … he’s gonna get all our enemies. If he has to hire the Mafia he’ll get our enemies.”

JONES comes on and says, “I’m disturbed with a traitor … who stole our money … Traitors caused my heart attacks . . . Our enemies will die … All enemies will die – every last one of them.”

The rest of the tape is pop music.

# Q 171 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical Music”

Date of transcription: 6/12/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-22. This tape was found to contain the following:

Orchestrated music only.

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.

# Q 172 — Miscellaneous

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/30/78 Entertainment”

Date of transcription: 5/30/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-23. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of an entertainment session in Guyana.

# Q 173 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

To read Tape Summary, click here.
To read Tape Transcript, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Russia Lesson”

Date of transcription: 5/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-24. This tape was found to contain the following:

Russian language lesson.

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.

# Q 174 — Music

TranscriptSummary, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/2/78 Band Music”

Date of transcription: 6/13/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-25. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music identified as being performed by “The Jonestown Express.”

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.

# Q 175 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “11/8/78 11/9/78”

Date of transcription: 6/12/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-26. This tape was found to contain the following:

A monologue by JIM JONES concerning current events.

This tape was reviewed and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of the murder of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 176 — Jones Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “News Oct. 20, 1978”

Date of transcription: 6/18/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-1. This tape was found to contain the following:

Broadcast of Friday news by JIM JONES to include topics such as the revolution in Iran, Angola, Hawaii, SALT/Middle East Talks, Postal Strike in Canada, Stock Market Report, and Rhodesia.

# Q 176a — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/8/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

This is a blank tape.

# Q 177 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical Music”

Date of transcription: 6/2/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of classical music.

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.

# Q 178 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Patti Austin”

Date of transcription: 6/11/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69.4. This tape was found to contain the following:

A quarter tape of contemporary music.

# Q 179 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Kool & The Gang”

Date of transcription: 6/8/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 180 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical Music”

Date of transcription: 6/2/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-6. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a classical music program.

# Q 181 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “News 10/31/78”

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-7. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recorded reading of current world events by JIM JONES. The remaining portions of the tape were blank and appeared to contain no items of an evidentiary nature.

# Q 182 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/8/78, 10/9/78”

Date of transcription: 6/7/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-8. This tape was found to contain the following:

Talk covering numerous miscellaneous topics by JIM JONES such as cloud seeding, instructions to Socialism and Monday News broadcast re news topics such as the Neutron bomb, world peace, sale of copper to China from Chile, and U.S. spy trial of two Soviet United Nations employees.

Broadcast by unidentified male individual re miracles performed by JIM JONES.

Readings of letters to DAD from individuals by JIM JONES.

# Q 183 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/2/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-9. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of classical music.

# Q 184 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 6 Sunday”

Date of transcription: 6/11/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-10. This tape was found to contain the following:

JONES indicates his critical views of CRYSTOL, a “Wall Street Journal” author who wrote an article on Proposition 13. He provides his political statements on socialism and a historical lecture on early and modern Canada. JONES reports his analysis of the pending JOHN KEARNEY (FBI) trial.

# Q 185 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Marked in part “Aug 10, 78”

Date of transcription: 6/14/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-11. This tape was found to contain the following:

A reading of current events and world-wide news by JAMES JONES.

# Q 186 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side A, Pt. 1Side A, Pt. 2Side B, Pt. 1Side B, Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 4”

Date of transcription: 6/11/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-12. This tape was found to contain the following:

A monologue by JIM JONES concerning current events which is going to be test material depending upon the interest shown to him (JONES).

JIM JONES begins talking about GARY THOMAS ROWE at approximately 1450 on the counter. JONES refers to ROWE as an FBI Agent. JONES also states that ROWE’s activities were covered up by the FBI.

# Q 187 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Oct. 12 News”

Date of transcription: 6/8/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-13. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading a political and historical analysis of the Nation of Islam (NOI), Malcom [Malcolm] X, Black Panther Party (BPP) and Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNEC) [SNCC] followed by the Radio Moscow and Radio Havanna [Havana] News, Diet tips, announcements and work schedule and an announcement that National Enquirer and New West Magazines would not print articles on People’s Temple.

# Q 188 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “6-13-78”

Date of transcription: 6/7/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-14. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day by JIM JONES specifically dealing with Rhodesia, followed by discussion of a lawsuit initiated by TIM STOEN and then a return to the topic of Rhodesia. A continuation of the news concerned such topics as Israel, the U.S. Africa Policy, the arrest of U.S. Embassay [Embassy] employee MARTHA PETERSON by the Soviets, Information about the arrest of 400 demonstrators at the United Nations in New York, and then a statement by JONES about revolutionary death.

The tape ends with an interview of JONES by an unidentified male individual regarding background information of Jonestown.

# Q 189 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “6/15/78”

Date of transcription: 6/14/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-15. This tape was found to contain the following:

JAMES JONES speaking on administrative matters, i.e. keeping the place clean, planting shrubbery, and “tightening the belts” because of the conspiracy in the United States against People’s Temple.

The remaining portion of the tape was JIM JONES’ reading of current events and world-wide news.

# Q 190 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/15/78”

Date of transcription: 6/8/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-16. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading radio Moscow and Havanna [Havana] radio news and an unknown male announcing two “miracle” cures performed by JIM JONES. This is followed by JONES reading notes and announcements.

# †Q 191 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2, Pt. 3Pt. 4).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “8-Aug Peoples Form”

Date of transcription: 6/8/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-17. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES announces he has lung cancer and has three to five years to live. Thereafter, follows announcements and a general discussion of JONES’ health and “miracles.” Then, a long discussion and coaching members in how to answer reporter’s questions concerning diet, living conditions, work, discipline, marriage, security, suicide, schooling, freedom of movement, adequacy of housing, religion, weather, complaints and politics. JONES exhorts the members to memorize and practice the answers and to avoid all negative comments. The tape concludes with JONES highlighting the recent news stories before a quiz on current events.

# Q 192 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Side A, Pt. 1Side A, Pt. 2Side B, Pt. 1Side B, Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “15-Aug”

Date of transcription: 6/13/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-18. This tape was found to contain the following:

A JIM JONES monologue on current world events including political statements on international hunger problems and self-ingratiating remarks on Jonestown’s available medical care. He stated that Dr. MARK LANE feels the USA is facing the inevitable state of facism [fascism].

# Q 193 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Practice … Jonestown … Band Oct 20, 1978”

Date of transcription: 6/7/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-19. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 194 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “6/10/78 News”

Date of transcription: 6/14/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-20. This tape was found to contain the following:

JAMES JONES’ reading of current events and world-wide news.

# Q 196 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “25-Sept-78”

Date of transcription: 6/7/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-21. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day talk by JIM JONES regarding topics such as:

1. Nation of Islam

2. Work/discipline problems in the community

3. Tulane University in New Orleans and subliminal message experiments by HAL BECKER

4. Joint FBI/U.S. Postal Inspector arrest of MEDINA

5. Republic of New Africa

6. Conduct of people when guests visit, specifically JONES opined the people take advantage of the visit to do less work

7. Mosquitos [Mosquitoes]

8. Physical examinations/barefoot Doctors

9. USSR

# Q 197 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “5/31/78 News”

Date of transcription: 6/8/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-22. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES with news and commentary followed by announcements. JONES makes the statement, “We are armed,” we believe in armed defense and resistance”, “we ask comrade STEVEN and others to form their guerilla [guerrilla] activist group in guerilla training and strategy … we should learn all phases of guerilla training and discipline.”

This is followed by a question and answer session on the news followed by more announcements in which JONESS [JONES] states, “Teachers, tell your kids not to speak of killing capitalists.”

# Q 197A — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/7/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-23. This tape was found to contain the following:

Unidentified male talking before a crowd about topics such as:

1. The supreme court and obscenity

2. What determines an art work to be obscene

3. Pornography

4. Vice and Police Department Enforcement of the Vice Laws

5. Drugs and drug rehabilitation

6. Heroin

7. Marijuana

8. Zig Zag cigarette papers

9. LYNDON JOHNSON

10. JOHN KENNEDY

# Q 198 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug News”

Date of transcription: 6/8/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-24. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading Radio Moscow and Radio Havanna [Havana] news items and announcements.

# Q 199 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “6-11-78 News”

Date of transcription: 6/7/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-25. This tape was found to contain the following:

Sunday news by JIM JONES to include topics

1. Taiwan

2. Mainland China and Zaire

3. U.S. aid to Saudi Arabia

4. Strategic Arms limitation talks

5. Italian elections

6. Prime Minister FORBES BURNHAM

7. IRS

8. California Proposition 13

9. Fair-trade laws

10. UFO

11. FBI

12. USSR

13. Saudi Arabia

14. FBI/ROY WILKINS relationship

The tape concluded with an announcement by JONES re the pending visit of a news group.

# Q 200 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “6-18-78 News”

Date of transcription: 6/8/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On May 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-26. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading the Radio Moscow and Radio Havanna [Havana] News and announcements.

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