Jonestown Audiotape Primary Project:
FBI Summaries Q 301 – Q 400

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# Q 301 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 6/1/79

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 1B93-46. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of current events and a lecture on the current events by JIM JONES.

# Q 302 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “News Oct 21 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 June 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-47. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JAMES JONES. JONES speaks of administrative matters regarding Jonestown, i.e. (Bathrooms, cleaning of dishes.)

JONES speaks of possibly moving the community at Jonestown to the Soviet Union.

# Q 304 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/1/79

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 1B93-48. This tape was found to contain the following:

A short interview of “HENRY” (Last Name Unknown), a visitor from Port Kaituma to 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 305 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Cuba & Barbara W. [Walters]”

Date of transcription: 6/1/79

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 1B93-49. This tape was found to contain the following:

A history of Cuba is discussed by JIM JONES followed by a recording of an ABC television program wherein FIDEL CASTRO is interviewed by BARBARA WALTERS.

# Q 306 — Miscellaneous

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 6/1/79

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 1B93-50. This tape was found to contain the following:

The majority of the tape is blank with approximately 20 seconds of a woman thanking JIM JONES.

# Q 307 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 1B93-51. This tape was found to contain the following:

News test and commentary by JIM JONES. It was followed by news and commentary by JONES.

#Q 308 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/1/79

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 1B93-52. This tape was found to contain the following:

Rock music on both sides.

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 309 — Jones Speaking

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

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

Date of transcription: 6/1/79

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 1B93-53. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture on current events by JIM JONES, preparing the People’s Temple members for a test.

# Q 311 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “July 19 Japan Jamaica”

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 1B93-54. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES giving news and world events 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 313 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Peoples Rally 11/10/78”

Date of transcription: 8/28/79

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 August 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-55. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES sermon on inhumanity to animals (horses).

JIM JONES states, “I have a daughter on board a plane arriving on Tuesday night, amongst GRACE (STOEN) who’s living with WALTER JONES, TIM STOEN, STEVEN KATSARIS, ANTHONY KATSARIS, JIM COBB, MICKEY TOUCHETTE, WAYNE PIETLA, the two sinister OLIVERS, BONNIE BURNHAM (phonetic), MIKE CARTMEL, SUSAN CARTMEL, DIANA MERTLE, MIKE and SUSAN don’t live together, SUSAN is nothing more than a common whore, MERT – MERTLE, TIM REITERMAN, who is a rightist fascist with the Examiner, DON HARRIS, another rightist with NBC, someone of the same ilk with the Chronicle, LEO RYAN…some coming in secretly … some at night … They will kill … destroy … How do I know? Because I have a very reliable person, inside, infiltrated, doing heavy work … This criminal RYAN… If they enter this property illegally, they will not leave it alive…”

“I’m a liberator, I’m a savior. And I’m also powerful … I am here, there, there is no space that I am not present. That I fill all space, occupy all time. You’ve forgotten who I am … I have no beginning and I have no ending … I am that which they call God.” (crowd applauds and agrees)

# †Q 314 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “11/13/78 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 June 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-56. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary, November 13, 1978, by JIM JONES. During JONES’s commentary, he states, “There is no news upon the arrival of those who threaten our community. Their forces are not as large as first estimated. We are assured that we have the right to use reasonable force to keep anyone off our premises that we do not wish here.”

At the conclusion of the news and commentary, JONES states, “Stand true to socialism, it requires much sacrifice. I am preparing to make great sacrifice. I know what it requires.”

In addition, there are portions of the tape which have inaudible voices.

It is noted that JONES mentions that Russia will make an issue out of RYAN’s visit to Jonestown should the visit be against the will of Jonestown.

# Q 315 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9/20/78”

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 1B93-57. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES presenting news of world events to the People’s Temple members at 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 317 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9/9/78 Sat 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 June 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-58. This tape was found to contain the following:

JAMES JONES tells people what to say when visitors arrive in Jonestown. (i. e. “‘I love it here. Don’ t want to go back to USA.”)

News of the day and commentary by JAMES JONES

A speech by JAMES JONES on the origins and meaning of Fascism.

# Q 318 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 1 Questions & Answers”

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 1B93-59. This tape was found to contain the following:

A question and answer session on the news of the day, narrated and led by JAMES JONES.

JAMES JONES while discussing religion and socialism stated that he did not believe in reincarnation or suicide.

# Q 319 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Sun Aug 13 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 June 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-60. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES giving the news briefing is on one track and Jonestown group discussion regarding problems and sermonizing by Reverend JONES on the other track.

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 320 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “11/15/78 Wed”

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 1B93-61. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES announces, “We will be having guests probably on Friday. They seem to be much nicer now … the Congressman is quite apologetic for all of this ado. He probably didn’t expect to happen what is happening. We are going to receive him and he’s trying to get an understanding and he’s willing to even talk on the radio. Perhaps they are aware of our determination-whatever . . We want our attorney with us who will be here, MARK LANE, and he will accept our terms on that basis.”

There follows the news, commentary and announcements followed by, “Do not fear. Things are not near. We’re looking very good at this particular time… The government has been very thoughtful and they called the arrival of Mr. RYAN on radio (inaudible) a right wing reactionary.”

# Q 321 — Jones Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/27/78 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 June 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-62. This tape was found to contain the following:

News and commentary, October 27, 1978, by JIM JONES. News items included such topics as:

1. Interpol

2. Rhodesia

3. U.S. Economy

In addition, there were also inaudible voices.

# Q 322 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “11/3/78 News”

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-63. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES giving the review of the dally news and world events to the PT members at Jonestown.

# †Q 323 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Nov 11, 78 SAT News”

Date of transcription: 7/11/79

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 June 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-64. This tape was found to contain the following:

JAMES JONES reading and commentary of the news of the day on Thursday and Friday, November 9 and 10, 1978.

JONES states the community is under siege starting on Tuesday when the visitors arrive. Congressman RYAN has voted as a racist and a fascist, and the community is under an onslaught of a fascist American plot.

JONES states that only if you are prepared to die for what you believe in are you prepared to live for it.

JONES told members of the community to stay in the central area of the compound, as they might be killed by infiltrators.

JONES made the following points about visitors:

1. Ex-members are funded by and connected with the CIA.

2. These people will kill you if you went up to them.

3. There may even be hired mercenaries, who will kill you if you move towards them.

4. They are coming here to destroy Jonestown.

5. No matter how friendly they seem, do not go near them.

6. The airplane that flew over yesterday was trying to locate me and kidnap me.

7. We are under attack by mercenaries, stay together.

8. They have tried to kill one of my sons.

9. Some will have guns, you will not find safety by going to them.

10. Do not trust them.

# Q 324 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “7-10-78 Sun News”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-65. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JAMES JONES.

JONES also speaks about several nations in the form of a history lesson. (i.e. Albania, Angola, China.)

# Q 326 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “SAT Oct 21 SUN Oct 22”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-66. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JAMES JONES, on current events of October 22.

JONES speaks of administrative concerns regarding Jonestown (i.e. a. Removal of a teacher because he is a sexual addict. b. JONES states that he is a drug addict. c. Water report – a sulphur problem

# Q 327 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “10/25/78 10/26/78 Comments & Confrontation”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-67. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news, commentary and announcements followed by criticisms of TOM GRUBBS teaching methods. The quality of this recording is such that much of it is inaudible.

# †Q 328 — Jones Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Peoples Rally 10/7/78”

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-68. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES speaking to PT members at Jonestown and lecturing them on their faults and about his traitorous daughter.

# Q 329 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “7/4/78 News”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-69. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of “News of the Day” by JIM JONES.

# Q 330 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Russian”

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-70. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a Russian language record lesson with what is apparently conversational Russian phrases.

# Q 331 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

Summary and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “USSR Constitution”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-71. This tape was found to contain the following:

A study out line [outline] of the constitution fundamental law of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic presented by a female.

# Q 332 — Miscellaneous

Summary and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Victor JARA”

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-72. This tape was found to contain the following:

Tape recording of KPFA, Radio Free Berkeley, program on the liberation of Vietnam and the repression in Chile, hosted by a female with a number of songs by people from third world countries.

# Q 335 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Mon July 31 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 June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-73. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news , commentary and announcements.

Q 336 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note RCA music label

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-74. This tape was found to contain the following:

Tape recording of “big-band” music.

# Q 337 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “2/13/77”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-75. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a speech by DONALD FREED where he speaks of how the FBI was part of a conspiracy to kill Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING.

# Q 338 — Music

Summary and MP3.

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-76. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a live performance by a black female singer.

# Q 341 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-77. This tape was found to contain the following:

Classical symphony music on one track. Reverend JIM JONES comes in over the music at 25:30 minutes threatening those PT members who are treasonous and wanting to leave Jonestown.

 

# Q 342 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Wed News 9/6/78”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-78. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture on current events by JIM JONES.

# Q 343 — Jones Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Thur Aug 24”

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 June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-79. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news, commentary and announcements. The quality of this recording is such that much of it is inaudible.

# Q 344 — Jones Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Friday Night Rally”

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 June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-80. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES conducting a “people’s rally” meeting and criticisms of members.

# Q 345 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-81. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture by JIM JONES where he is telling the people about a private investigator that will be arriving in Guyana, and a recorded entertainment session by the people in Jonestown.

# Q 347 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “News Fri Sept 8”

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-82. This tape was found to contain the following:

News by Reverend JIM JONES to PT members at Jonestown. He requests that everybody study their Russian language lessons and old news tapes.

# Q 348 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

To read Tape Summary, click here

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Russia”

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 June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-83. This tape was found to contain the following:

A Russian language lesson.

#Q 349 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Marie’s tape”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-84. This tape was found to contain the following:

Taped music.

# Q 351 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “7/10/78”

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-85. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES presents the news and world events to PT members at Jonestown. His night rally at Jonestown with lecturing to PT members.

# †Q 352 — Jones Speaking

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

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

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-86. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

JAMES JONES introduces guest of honor, the Counselor and Chief of Press of the Soviet Embassy in Guyana. JONES states that the US is not our mother, but that the Soviet Union is our spiritual mother.

The Soviet counselor makes a short speech in English, and praises JONES and Jonestown for their socialist and communist effort.

JONES leads group in singing of Russian and pro-communist songs. JONES concludes by saying Jonestown is totally committed to the Soviet Union, and refers to Jonestown, USSR.

# Q 353 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-87. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JAMES JONES.

A sermon given by JAMES JONES, where he says that he is Christ reincarnated into mortal flesh.

# Q 354 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Sept 11, 78 News”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-88. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JAMES JONES.

JONES states that a visitor named MAZER will be arriving shortly, and to be very careful in dealing with him, as he may be a conspirator.

JONES also states a prominent Guyanese Government Official will also be arriving shortly.

# Q 355 — Miscellaneous

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “1/9/76”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-89. This tape was found to contain the following:

Some testing of recording equipment by unknown male.

The remaining portion of above described tape is blank.

# †Q 356 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-90. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES giving a revival meeting and the “healing” of MARY PHILLIPS and others.

# Q 357 — Jones Speaking

To read Tape Summary, click here.
To read Tape Transcript, click here. To read the Annotated Tape Transcript, click here.
Listen to MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “6/24/73”

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-91. This tape was found to contain the following:

Testimony to the powers of Reverend JIM JONES and requests for donations and tithings. Individuals give their personal praise and thanks to JIM JONES, their father.

# Q 358 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-92. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES exhorting his People’s Temple members to work harder and to get the newspaper out. This was apparently at the PT in Redwood Valley during June.

# Q 359 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Oct 8 B’cast Message to SF”

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-93. This tape was found to contain the following:

MIKE PROKES taping a report from the People’s Temple Agricultural Mission at Jonestown, Guyana with an interview and report by Reverend JIM JONES covering a wide spectrum of questions. This was apparently soon after JONES’ arrival in Guyana.

#Q 360 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-94. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of singing and music.

# Q 361 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

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

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-95. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES gives the news and world events to PT members at Jonestown. Also discusses some of the problems in the Jonestown community.

#Q 362 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Marvin Gaye”

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-96. This tape was found to contain the following:

Stereo music.

#Q 363 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-97. This tape was found to contain the following:

Stereo jazz music.

# Q 364 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “7/13/78”

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-98. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES with his commentary and review of news and world events as pertains to socialism and Jonestown.

# Q 365 — Music

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-99. This tape was found to contain the following:

Musical program for the people at Jonestown, “The Jonestown Express”, adaptation of songs to revolutionary themes.

#Q 367 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Gratitude”

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-100. This tape was found to contain the following:

Stereo music.

# Q 368 — Miscellaneous

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Richard Pryor”

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 1B93-101. This tape was found to contain the following:

Recording of comedian RICHARD PRYOR.

#Q 369 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Modern French”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-102. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 370 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “The Temptations”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-103. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 371 — Jones Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “7/12/78 News”

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-104. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JAMES JONES

Q 372 — Music

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 1B93-105. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 373 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “History”

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 1B93-106. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lesson on the history of Guyana presented by JIM JONES and also some classical music.

# Q 375 — Miscellaneous

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Report”

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 1B93-107. This tape was found to contain the following:

An uncomprehensible [incomprehensible] recording with several recordings on the same tract [track].

#Q 377 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Maries Tape”

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 June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-108. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 378 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Yugoslavia”

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 1B93-109. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of the “News of the Day” by JIM JONES.

# Q 379 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

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

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 1B93-110. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES presents news of the world and current events. Jonestown group meeting and “problems” discussion.

# Q 380 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Comments Oct. 14”

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 1B93-111. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture by JIM JONES on how the people in Jonestown should turn the other cheek.

# Q 381 — Jones Speaking

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

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

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 1B93-112. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES giving the news and world events, interrupted with instructions to various people at Jonestown.

# Q 382 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

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

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 1B93-113. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a lecture given by the attorney of JAMES EARL RAY, MARK LANE, where he states that GRACE WALDEN furnished him an interview about the assassination of MARTIN LUTHER KING, and also states that the FBI conspired to kill MARTIN LUTHER KING.

# Q 383 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “5 Sep 78 Peoples Rally”

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 1B93-114. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES giving a pep talk to the people at Jonestown and group singing with JONES leading the way. JONES talks about a press conference by a private detective, MAZER, who was slandering the People’s Temple, being exposed and connecting him with the CIA through his toll records. Reports from the PT supervisors at Jonestown on the various sections.

# Q 384 — Jones Speaking

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

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

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 June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-115. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading announcements, makes the comment, “STOEN, the MYRTLE’s and FOREMAN murdered CHRIS LEWIS.” JONES later talks of suicide and states, “If you have feelings of suicide, we will help you with a tranquilizer … Don’t give the fascist-capitalists a laugh … Don’t give the enemy satisfaction.”

Later JONES states “… If we find someone has run away, we’ll call the Guyana Defence Force and they’ll give you 30 to 40 lashes.

Thereafter follows announcements concerning medical “miracles” performed by JONES and immigration to the Soviet Union as well as the daily news.

# Q 385 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

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 June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-116. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording by JIM JONES on current events and some popular music.

# Q 388 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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

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 1B93-117. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES giving a book review on “Watergate” by Haldiman [H.R. Haldeman] on one with music on the other track. Book review ended after 12 and-a-half minutes. JONES then gives the news of world current events, which lasted for the rest of the tape.

#Q 388a — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 1B93-118. This tape was found to contain the following:

Blank tape.

#Q 389 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Gil Scott Heron”

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 1B93-119. This tape was found to contain the following:

Intermittent music for a few minutes and then the rest of the tape was blank.

# Q 390 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “May 21, 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 June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-120. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES gives “the news of the day” to People’ s Temple members at Jonestown, Guyana. He lectures to them on Socialism and Marxism.

# Q 391 — Music

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Go Cares”

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-1. This tape was found to contain the following:

Revival and song-fest type celebration for and by the people of Jonestown for the first 3:30 minutes. The rest of this tape was blank.

# Q 393 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part ” News”

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

Tuesday news by Reverend JIM JONES to the people at Jonestown for eleven minutes. Then the tape continues with group criticism of specific persons in People’s Temple in Jonestown.

#Q 394 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/26/79

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 396 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “9/6/76 Rally”

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-4. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES reports that L.C. NORRIS had passed on due to being over-weight and due to maintaining his belief in Jesus. Then there was held criticism of various members on their faults and shortcomings.

# Q 397 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug. 21 Mon.”

Date of transcription: 6/26/79

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JIM JONES.

# Q 398 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Tues Aug 29 News”

Date of transcription: 6/26/79

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-6. This tape was found to contain the following:

News of the day and commentary by JIM JONES.

# Q 399 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Fri Aug 25 News”

Date of transcription: 6/25/79

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 June 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-7. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news, commentary and announcements.

# Q 400 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Tuesday Oct 3”

Date of transcription: 6/26/79

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-8. This tape was found to contain the following:

Tuesday news by Reverend JIM JONES wherein he exhorts and threatens the people at Jonestown to listen to the news or face five days additional classes on Socialism.

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