Jonestown Audiotape Primary Project:
FBI Summaries Q 201 – Q 300

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# Q 201 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 9, 1978”

Date of transcription: 7/25/79

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 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-27. This tape was found to contain the following:

Announcements by JIM JONES re miscellaneous items and news about topics such as:

1. China – Great Britain Coal Mine Treaty

2. Egypt/Israel Relations

3. Japan/China Friendship Treaty

4. Japan/USA Exchange Rate

5. Viet Nam/China Border Conflict

6. Pope Paul VI

7. Governor WALLACE

8. Rhodesia

9. Voice of America

10. Guinea

11. OPEC

12. China – Libya Treaty

13. South Africa

14. Radio Moscow

In additiona [addition], JONES also talks about GUINEA, Human Rights, and Chinese Peasants.

 

# Q 202 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

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 1B69-28. This tape was found to contain the following:

Interviews of HERBIE THOMAS and Mrs. THOS, Ministry of Regional Development, Port Kaituma, SHARON AMOS, DICK TROPP, GLADYS and BUNNY BOYER, on their impressions of Jonestown.

A radio broadcast by DICK TROPP on impressions of Jonestown on May 29, (no year stated).

# Q 203 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 11 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 1B69-29. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading the Radio Moscow and Radio Havanna [Havana] news of the day and announcements.

# Q 204 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

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 27, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-30 This tape was found to contain the following:

Interviews of ARTHUR HERNANDEZ (phonetic), ERMEZ (phonetic) JONES, and PROKES from Jonestown regarding their individual impressions of Jonestown.

# Q 205 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 3 News”

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 27, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-31. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary for Thursday by JIM JONES. News items included topics such as:

1. ABC story re youth terror

2. Value of the dollar

3. Iraq

4. North and South Yemem [Yemen]

5. England

6. Israel

7. U.S. unenployment [unemployment] and racism

8. Syria

9. BAKKE decision

Miscellaneous announcement followed and JONES continued to talk about other news such as:

1. ELAINE BROWN and HUEY NEWTON

2. ANDREW YOUNG

A late news bulletin by JONES was next read and then he started to talk about air raid shelters, California’s Proposition 13, and Attorney General BELL and the FBI.

The tape concludes with JONES talking about KOREA.

# Q 206 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Oct. 10, 1978 People’s Rally”

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 27, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-32. This tape was found to contain the following:

Various discussions between JIM JONES and unidentified individuals regarding current world events.

In addition, JONES talks about death, his dislike of “snitches”, and makes the statement that he would not commit suicide because he loves everyone too much.

# Q 207 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “6/12/78”

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 27, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-33. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary for Thursday by JIM JONES. News items included topics such as:

1. Border disputes between the Soviet Union and Mainland China

2. General HUGH B. HESTNER (phonetic)

3. Earthquake in Japan

4. Martial law in Japan

5. Zaire

6. Thailand

# Q 208 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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

Date of transcription: 6/5/79

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 1B69-34. This tape was found to contain the following:

A foreign language lesson.

# Q 209 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 30 News”

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-33. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary by JIM JONES. News items included topics such as:

1. West Germany

2. Hydrogen vehicles

3. Chinese Prime Minister HUA

4. U.S. trade deficit

5. Rhodesia

The news was interrupted and JONES stated that people would have to pass a quiz before being allowed in the food line. The news then continued which included topics such as:

6. Spinks – Ali fight

7. CARTER

8. Senator KENNEDY

9. Korea

# Q 210 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/25/78”

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-36. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news items and announcements.

# Q 211 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “News Oct. 23, 1978”

Date of transcription: 6/5/79

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 1B69-37. This tape was found to contain the following:

The tape consisted of three general areas:

1. News and commentary by JIM JONES. News Items included topics such as:

a. Cancer

b. OSHA

c. Rhodesia

2. Unidentified male individual discussing healing powers of Dad

3. An announcement by JIM JONES re Soviet visitors

# Q 212 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “News 10/18/78”

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-38. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news and announcements.

#Q 213 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Beethoven Concerto”

Date of transcription: 6/5/79

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 1B69-39. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 214 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2Pt. 3).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 5 1978 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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-40. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading daily news and announcements.

# Q 215 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Oct 21 News”

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-1. This tape was found to contain the following:

A monologue by JIM JONES concerning current events.

# Q 216 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “11/1/78 News”

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

A speech by JIM JONES concerning current news events.

# Q 217 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/16/78 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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

A series of short speeches by JIM JONES relating to a relocation of the People’s Temple to the Soviet Union where all will be given an education. Also, about the possible relocation to somewhere in Africa, the location which JIM JONES would not reveal to avoid the possibility of a security leak.

JIM JONES also talks about the runaway he (JONES) states that the runaways will no longer be looked for by the workers of the land, that all runaways will be handled by the military.

JONES further talks of the miracles he has performed.

# Q 218 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 6/5/79

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 1B70-4. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES talking before an audience about God and his church.

# Q 219 — Miscellaneous

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

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

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of an entertainment session in the People’s Temple at Guyana.

# Q 220 — Jones Speaking

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

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-6. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading and editorializing on Chapter 5 of “Chile’s Prisoners of War” by ROLANDO CORASACO.

At 25 minutes and 50 seconds into the tape JONES said, “You here in Jonestown must be prepared for revolutionary death … I’m very impatient with you who still fear death … which is the last enemy that we’ve overcome in many white nights.”

#Q 221 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Lasco Guitar”

Date of transcription: 6/4/79

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 1B70-7. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 222 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Graditude Tape #2”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-8. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 223 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “July 28, 1978 News”

Date of transcription: 6/4/79

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 1B70-9. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary; a reading of current events by JIM JONES.

JONES also stated that important visitors were expected and everyone would have to work very hard to clean up the area.

# Q 224 — Jones Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “8-Aug. Peoples Town Forum”

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-10. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary; a reading of current events by JIM JONES.

JONES stated that all residents of Jonestown were to speak as socialists when visitors were present.

# Q 225 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 7”

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-11. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary; a reading of current events by JIM JONES.

# Q 226 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

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

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

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-12. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a lesson being given on snakes to the populas [populace] of the PT in Guyana.

# Q 227 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9-21-78 News”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-13. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary concerning the current events of the world to the people of Jonestown People’s Temple.

#Q 228 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-14. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 229 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-15. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of current events by JIM JONES

# Q 231 — Jones Speaking

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

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

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-16. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary by JIM JONES. The news included topics such as:

1. China/Viet Nam Border Conflict

2. CIA

3. Shah of Iran

4. FBI illegal activities

5. Guyana

6. Zaire

It was noted JONES stated that he had “Close Insights with Red Brigade Activities”.

Q 231a — Jones Speaking

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-17. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and current events by Reverend JIM JONES.

[Ed. note: The FBI’s attempt to locate this tape pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request proved unsuccessful.]

# Q 232 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Side ASide B; Pt. 1Side B, Pt. 2).

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

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-18. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture BY JIM JONES on political subjects including racism and capitalism.

# Q 233 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-19. This tape was found to contain the following:

Various speeches of Reverend JIM JONES to his congregation.

# Q 234 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

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

Date of transcription: 5/29/79

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 May 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-20. This tape was found to contain the following:

JAMES JONES speaking about the arrival of visitors, which could include CIA personnel.

JONES requested a massive clean-up effort in Jonestown, in anticipation of the arrival of visitors.

# Q 235 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “6/2/78”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-21. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture by JIM JONES on international politics and U.S. imperialism.

# Q 235a — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-22. This tape was found to contain the following:

A blank tape.

# Q 236 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Questions & Answers 9-Sept-78”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-23. This tape was found to contain the following:

Question and answer session on current world events by Reverend JIM JONES and members of People’s Temple.

# Q 237 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “News 17-Aug”

Date of transcription: 5/29/79

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 May 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-24. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JAMES JONES.

# Q 238 — Jones Speaking 

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “7/3/78”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-25. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news and announcements, and editorializing.

#Q 239 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “L-Ch-Both Sides”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-26. This tape was found to contain the following:

Contemporary music (Rhythm and Blues and Soul)

# Q 240 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

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

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-27. This tape was found to contain the following:

Agriculture Meeting

# Q 241 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 27 News”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-28. This tape was found to contain the following:

Twenty-six minutes of news briefings by Reverend JIM JONES.

# Q 242 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Sat Nite Aug 19”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-29. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side Number 1: Reverend JIM JONES talks about the conspiracy against the PT and the alleged use of two U.S. Air Force men by Senator JOHN STENNIS against the PT in San Francisco. JONES also talks about arming his body guards with weapons.

Side Number 2: JIM JONES talks about CHRIS LEWIS at 31:30 minutes and his dealings with the MERTLE’s and threatening them in a supermarket.

# Q 243 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/13/78 Suicide 10/14/78”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-30. This tape was found to contain the following:

Lectures by JONES re the physical surroundings of Jonestown, world current events, and the ramifications of personal suicide and subsequent reincarnation.

# Q 244 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “8/8/78 News 7 ½”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-31. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news and announcements.

# †Q 245 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-32. This tape was found to contain the following:

The following individuals giving their reasons for committing revolutionary suicide.

1. HUE FORTSON

2. LARRY SCHACHT

3. ETTA THOMPSON

4. CHRISTA AMOS (Age 11)

5. SHARON AMOS

6. MARTIN AMOS (Age 10)

7. HELEN SWINNEY

8. LISA LAYTON

9. EDITH ROLLER

10. KAY NELSON

11. JIM JONES

12. DEANNA WILKINSON

13. VALERIE JONES

14. RICHARD TROPP

15. LEMUEL THOMAS GRUBBS

16. LIAN HARRIS

17. BILL OLIVER

18. MIKE PROKES

19. HARRIET TROPP

20. JAMES EDWARDS

21. GENE CHAIKIN

22. LEE INGRAM

23. JOHN HARRIS

24. SHANOA JAMES

25. REBECCA BYKEMAN (phonetic)

26. TERESA KING

27. PAULINE SIMON

28. LORETTA COOMER

29. STEPHEN JONES

30. TISH LEROY

31. PAULA ADAMS

32. EARNEST JONES

33. JEFF CAREY

34. DONALD JACKSON

35. JACK BERN (phonetic)

36. PENNY KERNS DUPONT

37. MARTHEA HICKS

# Q 246 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “BCST”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-33. This tape was found to contain the following:

DICK TROPP and SARAH TROPP interviewing people re the medical treatment they received at the PT.

The rest of the tape consists of two recordings of JIM JONES which are on seperate [separate] tracks. One recording is news and commentary by JIM JONES while the other recording by JIM JONES is about interrogations in Chile.

# Q 248 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/1/78 News”

Date of transcription: 5/29/79

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 May 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-34. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JAMES JONES.

# Q 249 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Sept 7 News”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-35. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news and announcements.

# Q 250 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “7/14/78 News”

Date of transcription: 5/29/79

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 May 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-36. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JAMES JONES.

 

# Q 251 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9/5/78 News”

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-33. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES starts off the tape by stating that “It’s Tuesday, this is going to be a big day for us this evening.” JONES goes on to state that a news conference that evening includes GOODLETT (Phonetic), Dr. FRIED and MARK LANE. Furthermore, the news conference will deal with STOEN and conspirators; and that they will get a strong link into the conspirators with Interpol, CIA, Treasury Department, San Francisco Police Department, and the Los Angeles Police Department.

JONES then goes into the news of the day with commentary.

# Q 252 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9/15/78”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-38. This tape was found to contain the following:

A reading of current world events by JONES, interposed with his personal views of Freedom of Speech, neutron bombs and nuclear wastes.

# Q 253 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript and MP3.

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-39. This tape was found to contain the following:

REV JIM JONES with news of world events. At approximately 6:30 minutes into this tape JIM JONES remarks about telling PAUL TIDDIMAN, Guyana Council of Churches, something that JONES had learned about him through his intelligence sources to get him to support a July 10 referendum in Guyana. Book review of W.E.B. Dubois book of “Importance of Africa on World History.”

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

# Q 254 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-40. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news and announcements.

(Handwritten note underneath: special news?)

 

# Q 255 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9/3/74 [78] News”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-1. This tape was found to contain the following:

News, commentary, and announcements by JIM JONES. During the commentary, JONES states, “Nobody is capable of being a socialist until they are not afraid” of death – it’s just a quiet rest. It’s good for people to not be afraid to die for what they believe.”

News items included topics such as:

1. Israel

2. Lebanon

3. Pope JOHN PAUL

4. FBI files re Dr. MARTIN L. KING

5. JOHN MITCHELL

6. DETENTE

7. RONALD REAGAN

8. Korea

The back of the tape also contains some news and commentary by JIM JONES.

# Q 256 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9-17-78 News”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES giving news briefings and sermonizing to People’s Temple members in Jonestown.

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 257 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9/22/78 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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

World news and remarks from JIM JONES, in which JONES advises that visitors were due the day of this broadcast, the DUNCAN’s, the PARR’s and the wife of JOHN HARRIS were expected. Later, on the same tape JONES advises that Russians are scheduled to visit, as well as a MARY BLACK, who has authority to assign $1/4 million United States dollars, hopefully for the Jonestown project. All listeners are advised to speak favorably of the project to all outsiders, or be banned to “public service”. Further, Mrs. GARCIA and possibly a Mrs. STANSFIELD will visit.

# Q 258 — Jones Speaking

MP3

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “News 9/27/78”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-4. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news and announcements.

# Q 259 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 16 News”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

An introduction to the movie, “For Whom the Bells Toll”, by JAMES JONES.

A commentary and politicized reading of the news by JAMES JONES.

# Q 260 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “News Oct 10”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-6. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recorded message to the workers at Jonestown to step up productions and the news of the day by JIM JONES.

# Q 261 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-7. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of popular music.

# Q 262 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Peoples Ralley [Rally] 7-9-78”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-8. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES at “People’s Rally” with questions, answers, and criticisms. Announcements follow concerning the TIM STOEN law suit, the death of Rockefeller and a “New Times” magazine article on HUEY NEWTON, the Black Panther Party (BPP) and ELAINE BROWN.

# Q 263 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9/16/78”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-9. This tape was found to contain the following:

Today’s news by Rev. JIM JONES to People’s Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana.

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 264 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1, Side APt. 1, Side BPt. 2, Side APt. 2, Side B).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 31 News”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-10. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music by “Black Velvet.”

A commentary and politicized reading of the news by JAMES JONES.

JONES advises visitors will be arriving soon and no negative references will be made to the United States Government during this time. JONES instructs people to tell the visitors the reason they left the United States was because of racism and not socialism.

# Q 265 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Oct. 17, 1978, Comments”

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 June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-11. This tape was found to contain the following:

Comments and a lecture from JIM JONES regarding physical security and the problems of runaways from the community.

# Q 266 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Pt. 1 (right track)Pt. 1 (left track)Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9/27/78 News”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-12. This tape was found to contain the following:

News reports on current events by Rev. JIM JONES to members of People’s Temple, Jonestown, Guyana.

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 267 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9/28/78 News”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-13. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of JIM JONES giving a lesson on Soviet History and also the current news events.

# Q 268 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Sept. 9, 1978 Questions to ask informer”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-14. This tape was found to contain the following:

JAMES JONES speaking to the people advises that four people have been selected by him [to] return to the United States for assignments of great responsibility. (They are: TERRI BUFORD, MARCELINE JONES HUGH FORTSON, and PAULA ADAMS).

JONES also poses questions for people to ask Moser [Mazor] when he visits Jonestown. (i.e., conspiracies against People’s Temple).

# †Q 269 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “6/14/78 T-1 Wed News”

Date of transcription: 7/3/79

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 1B93-15. This tape was found to contain the following:

Quotes and instructions by JIM JONES to his people in Guyana.

JONES was talking about shooting some birds that were destroying their crops when he said, “We can use our licensed guns, we have no weapons if anybody ever asks you, if we have guns, no-no. Guyana has licensed some, but we to not admit that to anybody coming in…” “So you see no guns, we don’t have them”.

JIM JONES then goes on to give instructions to his people in the event they receive any visitors, “If asked, did you get your mail, you say yes and if you answered and did some one help you write it, you answer, yes you answered and no help was needed to write it…” “You better not say anything else now…” “Some of you, like the end of the world, then make a mistake…” “We don’t beat people…” “We do not let people know that we have someone presently locked up…” “We do not have sermons on the air…” “We don’t bury babies…” “You better get this in your brains…” “You better not complain, damn you, not one”… “I’ll haunt your ass wherever you hide.” … “I found one of them suckers in West Germany and nobody is hearing from these days either”… “Now you seniors better wake up and you better give the right answer” “I better not have nobody, when somebody comes and asks you how you fell say, “I fell off the top bunk of the bed, we’ll see if you can fall off two bunks next time.”

The rest of the tape concerns basically electrical problems that they were having at the PT in Guyana and personality conflicts among themselves.

# Q 270 — Blank Tapes

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-16. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape is blank.

Q 270a — Blank Tapes

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-17. This tape was found to contain the following:

Blank tape.

# Q 271 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Tues 19 News”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-18. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary by JIM JONES.

In the tape, JONES discusses mail censorship at Jonestown. Furthermore, he makes the statement, “Security can be involved in that now you have these new long range things that can protect us,” at the middle of the tape.

JONES also states, “Have those surveillance protections all stationed throughout the entire project and don’t let anybody, don’t let anybody try to cause us harm.

It is noted that JONES repeatedly states that people are supposed to follow the letter writing rules and states, “Every person is to write letters as she says, as they say, because we’ve been told to by the Guyanese Government how to do it.”

Further into the tape, he (JONES) makes the statement, “You’ve got the equipment to take care of the enemy.”

On the back side of the tape, JONES makes the statement, “We are quite capable of protecting ourselves, but all alert now look to see if anyone is approaching from any angle.”

# Q 272 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “A Course in Russian”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-19. This tape was found to contain the following:

A russian [Russian] language lesson.

# Q 273 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “7-1-78 Peoples Rally”

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-20. This tape was found to contain the following:

Rev. JIM JONES’ presentation to PT members in Jonestown, Guyana, about the problems of the community. JONES talks about revolutionary death and dying at 22 minutes into the tape. He continues to talk about “committing suicide over his child as is his right to do.” JONES admonishes the people “to raise a lot of hell if anybody comes for him, JOHN or anybody else then raise a lot of hell”. This was at 24 minutes into this tape. Tape ends with JONES in mid-sentence claiming that “none of them that they have come for were any of his relatives, other than his adopted…”

# Q 274 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-21. This tape was found to contain the following:

Statement by an old man in what appears to be an American Indian dialect interspersed with English telling about how glad he is to be in “this place”.

#Q 275 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-22. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 278 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Side 1Side 2Side 3Side 4Side 5).

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 30, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-23. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a lecture on the good of socialism and the evil of capitalism. Also instructions on what to discuss when the important guests arrive. JIM JONES names DON FREED as the individual who is going to visit. His purpose is to make a movie of the People’s Temple.

Also a lecture on current new events.

#Q 278a — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, 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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-24. This tape was found to contain the following:

Commentary and announcements by JIM JONES. JONES specifically talks about personal images, behavior, and tests. Total time for the news and commentary is approximately two minutes with the rest of the tape being blank.

# Q 279 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Sat Aug 19”

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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-25. This tape was found to contain the following:

JAMES JONES speaking and quizzing members of Jonestown on questions and answers which may be asked by visitors to Jonestown.

Questions and answers deal with topics of:

1. Schools in Jonestown

2. Entertainment in Jonestown

3. Food and Housing in Jonestown

4. Health care in Jonestown

5. Weather in Jonestown

6. Life in general in Jonestown

# Q 280 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Tues Nite news 29-8-78”

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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-26. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary of the day by JIM JONES along with a question and answer period regarding news events. News items included such topics as:

1. South Africa

2. Chinese Chairman HUA

3. China/Viet Nam Border Clashes

4. Govenor [Governor] Brown

5. Russia

6. Women’s Lib

# Q 281 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Part 1Part 2, Side 1Part 2, Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 14 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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-27. This tape was found to contain the following:

A review by JIM JONES of world news and other messages to People’s Temple members.

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 282 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9-23-78 Sat News”

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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-28. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of JIM JONES lecturing on current events.

# Q 283 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Part 1, Side 1Part 1, Side 2Part 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “19 Aug News Sat”

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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-29. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news, commentary, and announcements.

# Q 284 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “May 20, 1978 4 Major Enemies of Internationl [International] Communism”

Date of transcription: 6/13/79

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 May 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-30. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES lectures to People’s Temple members on the subject of Marxism-Leninism. JONES also gave the news of the day.

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 285 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “16 Sept 78 Sat News”

Date of transcription: 6/22/79

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 1B93-31. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture by JIM JONES on the conditions of the world caused by capitalism.

# Q 286 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Tape 1, Side 1, Pt. 1Tape 1, Side 1, Pt. 2Tape 1, Side 2Tape 2, Side 1Tape 2, Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Fri Aug 25 Meeting (Russian)”

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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-32. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES holding a question and answer session in preparation for visit of DON FREED, Director of “Executive Action” and “Parallax View”. Group Russian language lesson is also contained on this tape.

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 287 — 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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-33. This tape was found to contain the following:

Classical music from radio station KKHI, San Francisco.

# Q 289 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Thurs News 10/5/78”

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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-34. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news, commentary, and announcements.

# Q 290 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9-18-78 Mon News”

Date of transcription: 5/31/79

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 1B93-35. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary by JIM JONES. News items included topics such as:

1. International monetary fund;

2. Rhodesia;

3. Lebanon;

4. MARK LANE;

5. CHARLES BOYER’s death;

6. Calcium deficiencies

# Q 291 — Identified Individuals Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Broadcast with Special Guest”

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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-36. This tape was found to contain the following:

A taped interview of DONALD FREED, during his visit to Jonestown.

FREED expresses his views on life in Jonestown.

 

# Q 292 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9/4/78 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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-37. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES’ review of world news and 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 293 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 5/31/79

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 1B93-38. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording which describes the readiness of the Jonestown Medical Staff.

# Q 294 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9-14-78 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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-39. This tape was found to contain the following:

A politicized reading and commentary on the news by JAMES JONES.

# Q 295 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9-12-78 News”

Date of transcription: 5/31/79

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 1B93-40. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES briefing on news and world events of the day. Again implores his members to be on their best behavior for the “visitor” (DON FREED) and to be careful of what they say to him because they have a “wireless mic,” a body recorder, recording his every word.

#Q 296 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Mon News 28-8-78”

Date of transcription: 5/31/79

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 1B93-14. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of classical music.

# Q 297 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9-13-78 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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-42. This tape was found to contain the following:

A reading of the news, with commentary, by JAMES JONES.

# Q 298 — Jones Speaking

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

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

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 June 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-43. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JAMES JONES.

JONES urges the people to work hard and be productive, so Jonestown can be a model to the rest of the world. JONES wants the area cleaned up, as the Soviets will be visiting shortly.

JONES advised that a conspirator will be arriving with CHARLES GARRY and MARK LANE. No one is to talk with this person, just smile. If anyone is caught talking with the conspirator they will be dealt with severely.

# Q 299 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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

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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-44. This tape was found to contain the following:

An eight-and-a-half minute segment by unidentified female and male People’s Temple members about Jonestown, possibly for a broadcast. This was followed by Reverend JIM JONES giving instruction regarding visitors to Jonestown and the conspiracy against him and Jonestown and news of world events.

# Q 300 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Friday News Oct 5, 1978”

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 31, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-45. This tape was found to contain the following:

Combination of music with news and commentary by JIM JONES. News items included topics such as:

1. North Korea

2. Rhodesia

3. PHILIP AGEE and the CIA

4. Chile

An announcement by JONES concerned the loss and subsequent recovery of a boat.

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