Jonestown Audiotape Primary Project:
FBI Summaries Q 501 – Q 600

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# Q 501 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-29. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

# Q 502 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-30. This tape was found to contain the following: JIM JONES conducting criticisms at “Peoples Rally” superimposed over music. This tape is partially inaudible.

# Q 503 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-31. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

# Q 504 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Ohio Players”

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-32. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

#Q 505 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-33. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

# Q 506 — Jones Speaking

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

Date of transcription: 6/29/79

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 June 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-34. This tape was found to contain the following:

Three tracks of recordings which at one point or another overlap one another. The recordings are composed of (1) music, (2) JIM JONES talking about society, and (3) religious service. It is noted that #2 and #3 are often inaudible due to the difficulty in separating the recordings.

#Q 507 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-35. This tape was found to contain the following: music and inaudible conversation.

# Q 508 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Das Capital”

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-36. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

# Q 508a — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-37. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

#Q 509 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-38. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

#Q 510 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Bongos”

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-39. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

#Q 511 — Music

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FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Matt”

Date of transcription: 6/29/79

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 June 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B101-40. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

#Q 512 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-1. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

#Q 513 — Music

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FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Crusaders”

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 June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-2. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

# Q 514 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-3. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

#Q 515 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “This Is Niecy”

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-4. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

#Q 516 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-5. This tape was found to contain the following: Music from Radio Station KKHI.

#Q 517 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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

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 June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-6. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

# Q 518 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Music”

Date of transcription: 6/19/79

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-7. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

# Q 519 — 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 June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-8. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of music.

#Q 520 — 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 June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-9. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of music.

#Q 521 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

Date of transcription: 6/19/79

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-10. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

#Q 522 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Tape 14”

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 June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-11. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

#Q 523 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Concerts”

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 June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-12. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of music.

# Q 524 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Sparkle”

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-13. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

Q 525 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Columbia music label

Date of transcription: 6/19/79

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-14. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

# Q 526 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Music”

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-15. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

# Q 527 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-16. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

#Q 528 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/19/79

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-17. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

# Q 529 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Ampex music label

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 June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-18. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

#Q 530 — 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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-19. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

#Q 531 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/15/79

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-20. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

#Q 532 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Lou Rawls”

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-21. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

#Q 533 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Concert”

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-22. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

# Q 534 — Miscellaneous

Summary and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Radio Code”

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-23. This tape was found to contain the following: A morse code lesson.

#Q 535 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Diane Ross”

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-24. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

Q 536 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Atlantic music label

Date of transcription: 6/15/79

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-25. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

#Q 537 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Stevie Wonder”

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-26. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

# Q 538 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Aug 1 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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-27. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

# Q 539 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “B. B. King”

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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-28. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

# Q 540 — Music

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FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Ray Coniff”

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-29. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

#Q 540a — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-30. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of music.

# Q 541 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Bakersfield 6/8/75”

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-31. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

# Q 542 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “L.A.P.T. 4/8/75”

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-32. This tape was found to contain the following:

Approximately half side of contemporary music. The remaining areas of the tape were blank and contained nothing of an evidentiary nature.

# Q 543 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Detroit 10-7-76”

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-33. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

Q 544 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Atlantic music label

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-34. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

Q 545 — Music

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-35. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

Q 546 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-36. This tape was found to contain the following: Chicago Symphony concert.

Q 546a — Music

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-37. This tape was found to contain the following: Excerpts from the Chicago Symphony consisting of approximately 10 minutes.

Q 547 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-38. This tape was found to contain the following: Music from Radio Station KKHI.

Q 548 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Columbia music label

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-39. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

Q 549 — Music

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 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B103-40. This tape was found to contain the following: Music.

Q 549a — Music

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-1. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 550 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “4/25/74 Sermon”

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

Stereo symphony music.

# Q 551 — 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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 552 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-4. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 553 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Chorus”

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

Stereo symphony and opera music.

# Q 554 — 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.

Music.

#Q 555 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-7. This tape was found to contain the following:

Almost one full side of classical music.

#Q 556 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-8. This tape was found to contain the following:

Radio comedy monologues and music.

Q 557 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-9. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music, symphony number three by Seballius, 1907, and other symphonies.

#Q 558 — 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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-10.

This tape was found to contain the following: Approximately 40 minutes of classical music on one side of the tape.

#Q 559 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-11. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

Q 560 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Columbia music label

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-12. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 561 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-13. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 562 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Easy Listening”

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-14. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 563 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Easy Listening”

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-15. This tape was found to contain the following:

Big band and easy listening type music by KOIT radio.

# Q 564 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

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 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-16. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 565 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-17. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 566 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Carwash”

Date of transcription: 7/2/79

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-18. This tape was found to contain the following:

Contemporary Music, some of which has apparently been taped over by yet another excerpt of contemporary music.

# Q 567 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Bach”

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 June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-19. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 568 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60 marked in part “Sex — Rev.”

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

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

On March 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #9. This tape was found to contain the following: JIM JONES discussing the difference between communism and socialism. JONES appears to be very upset at JANET PHILIPS and states that he should place her on his list.

†# Q 569 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60 marked in part “Suggestions”

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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 March 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #10. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recorded JIM JONES speech in which a variety of topics are mentioned including:

1. Contingency plans in case of a “take over” or if JONES is extradited to the U.S.

2. JONES states that he has assets of $4,000,000, “Assets that I can get my hands on.”

3. The formation of a legal defense fund, and why church money cannot be used.

4. The fact that JONES had a million dollars before coming in to Guyana and hopes to go to Cuba with the money.

5. The logistics of taking money out of the U.S. (smuggling), “No more than $5,000 per person.” The need for using a coded message to signify the “expending” of such money; the feasibility of moving gold and valuables instead of cash.

6. JONES states that gold and silver should be kept in Jonestown, not in Georgetown, “where we now have some things.”

7. JONES states that he has kept the money completely secret until now. JONES only told the “2 sisters.” JONES also told ESSY TOWERS (phonetic) about where the money is hidden. “CHARLEY”, (who is apparently present), didn’t even know.

8. JONES states that women are better suited to smuggle money.

9. Criticism of ARCHIE who buried some money and told SHAKIN (phonetic), “a brilliant attorney at home”, where it was buried. ARCHIE apparently thought that he was going to be killed and used the money, (or knowledge of its whereabouts) as a bargaining point.

10. JONES: “We got so damn many guns that we don’t know what to do with them.” (Shotguns in CHAKIN’s [Chaikin’s] name)

11. Dr. SHACK (phonetic) tested JONES for depression and stated that he was below suicidal.

12. Philosophies of Communism.

# Q 570 — Identified Individuals Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60 marked in part “Don Swinney”

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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 March 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #11. This tape was found to contain the following:

1. Testimonials to father’s greatness, on the arrival of JONES at Guyana. These testimonials are addressed to the San Francisco family.

2. Comments by MIKE TOUCHETTE – “If father would ever decid [decide] to make the move to bring down the system of capitalism, America, I would come back instantly to help.”

3. Dealing with traitors, (example of the COBBS) and problems with paranoia.

# Q 571 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60 marked in part “Some Miracle Testimonies”

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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 March 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #12. This tape was found to contain the following:

A JIM JONES speech in which the following topics are included:

1. A comparision [comparison] of U.S. and Soviet systems

2. American foreign policy

3. The superiority of Russian attitudes

4. Comments on healing

5. General anti-American relations

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 572 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ How he deals with his illegible [word “illegible” on FBI record]

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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 March 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #13. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES discourse on the unproductivity of monogamous sex and its adverse effect on achieving socialism.

his 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 573 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Hitachi C-60/ Die or whatever for the cause

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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 March 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #14. This tape was found to contain the following:

JONES questions and answers format in which the following topics were mentioned:

1. Poisonious [Poisonous] insects in Guyana.

2. Revolutionary suicidal missions.

3. “Blowing up Washington” – example “Get the job done”

4. JONES: “If our dying for something gets somebody awakened, you should be prepared to do that, who gives a shit what history has to say about you.”

5. Someone in the group offers, “It would be fun to die. I’d rather die and get it over with.”

6. The tape ends with JONES stating: “Well, go friends, I’ve said enough.”

# Q 574 — Miscellaneous

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One unlabeled/unmarked

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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 March 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #15. This tape was found to contain the following:

Recordings of interviews with children under the age of six. This tape also contained music from the movie/play “Don Quixote.”

# Q 575 – Tapes not summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ Jim Jones on KLIL 5/6/73

Date of transcription: 3/6/79

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

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #16. This tape was found to contain the following:

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

# Q 576 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One 90 min. Compact cassette/ SB

Date of transcription: 3/6/79

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

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #17. This tape was found to contain the following:

On Side A, the male speaker referred to “this remarkable police information” and the fact that he (the male speaker) did not want to compromise the ‘source’. Following was a comment where the male speaker referred to the source as, “the case, the case, the case”.

# Q 577 – Tapes not summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ Grace Stoen greeting people 7/29/76

Date of transcription: 3/6/79

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

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #18. This tape was found to contain the following:

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

# Q 578 – Tapes not summarized

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One LeBontone C-60/ Glaudy Night [Gladys Knight] & Pips

Date of transcription: 3/6/79

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 merica, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #19. This tape was found to contain the following:

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

# Q 579 – Tapes not summarized

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ Marie Jackson

Date of transcription: 3/6/79

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

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #20. This tape was found to contain the following:

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

# Q 580 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/Jim Jones interview 9/21/72

Date of transcription: 3/6/79

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

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1 B 47 – #21. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES lecturing on harassment received by the People’s Temple while in Ukiah, unjustified criticism received by the Temple from the “San Francisco Examiner.” Side B of the tape was blank with the exception of a child’s voice which appears on a brief segment.

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 581 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/illegible [word “illegible” on FBI record]

Date of transcription: 3/6/79

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

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1 B 47 – #22. This tape was found to contain the following:

Assorted sermons of JIM JONES interspersed with recordings of telephone calls between unknown People’s Temple members. JIM JONES comments on prison reform, possible sites for a mission, at [Liberia crossed out, Libya handwritten], Mexico, and Guyana. Additionally, KGO, CBS and NBC are discussed as well as a recording of People’s Temple member RICHARD TROPP (phonetic) talking to an operator at KPIX.

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 582 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/Marietta Davis 11/28/76

Date of transcription: 3/6/79

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

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1 B 47 – #23. This tape was found to contain the following:

Assorted telephone conversations between People’s Temple members and individuals outside the temple. Side A contains a conversation between the parents (name unknown) of BRIAN (LNU [last name unknown]), CINDY (LNU) and KEVIN (LNU). Side B contains a conversation with People’s Temple member and PAUL JESKE of Station KGO and a conversation between (FNU [first name unknown]) DAWSON and JIM JONES.

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 583 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One BASF C-60/JJ Reflections Jan 75

Date of transcription: 3/6/79

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

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1 B 47 – #24. This tape was found to contain the following:

A telephone conversation between JIM JONES and an unknown male People’s Temple member. Topics discussed included JONES’ alledged [alleged] healing of invalids, integrity verses [versus] charisma, loyalty to the family, and general philosophical concerns.

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 584 — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/unmarked

Date of transcription: March 6, 1979

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

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 – #25. This tape was found to contain the following:

No audible recording. This appears to be a blank tape.

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 585 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/Marie Jackson

Date of transcription: 3/7/79

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 March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-26. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side B

Last half of tape is inaudible. The rest of the tape is incoming phone calls to the People’s Church in San Francisco, California.

# Q 586 — Miscellaneous

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Traces 90/Garry — KGO-Radio Interview/ Neva Sly Mickey Touchette 10-31-77

Date of transcription: 3/13/79

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 March 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 27 1B47. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

CHARLES GARRY, attorney who just returned from Guyana, is being interviewed by unknown male (likely over the radio) on Thanksgiving night. GARRY describes Guyana as “Paradise”. GARRY states the area has 800 members of the church, People’s Temple, and they have set up 80-90 cottages. GARRY states he was there for three days. Describes Guyana as an agricultural project. He claims they have a medical center there equal to the Mayo Clinic. According to GARRY, senior citizen cottages are around the medical center. States there’s a medical team of about 18 and one doctor.

GARRY states the people there were very antagonistic to the allegations being made about People’s Temple. GARRY states he saw no evidence of any of the people being beaten over there (referring to Guyana).

GARRY states that JONES is not coming back (to the U.S.) because of one of JONES’ children and wouldn’t elaborate on the matter.

Radio Announcer: (478-3456 San Francisco), (832-9707 East Bay), (272-1233 San Jose), (453-6523 Marin). Radio announcer says his name is RON OWENS on KJEO and states he has a call on San Francisco line:

Caller identifies himself as “TIM” and asks what arrangements they have made in Guyana to educate their children. GARRY states they have 15 teachers and educators in Guyana.

Caller, identified as “MARLENE” on San Jose line, inquires regarding jurisdiction problem and GARRY says that this country (U.S.) would have no jurisdiction over JONES. GARRY admits JONES paid for his trip to Guyana.

GARRY talks about HUEY NEWTON and states he feels he’ll be acquitted.

Unknown female who states she is an ex-People’s Temple member and inquires how to be in contact with her family, which is now in Guyana. She advises her mail has been censored. GARRY states that if she would contact his (GARRY’s) office, he’d make arrangements for her to speak to her family by radio. Female caller comments that that is a lie, that once one is out of the church one can’t communicate with members of the church. She states her father in Guyana has wanted to leave but unable to do so. She advises when she was in the church that JONES used to threaten to kill members if they didn’t do what he said. This individual is placed on hold for another party to talk to her privately.

Unknown female who states her son MARK (16 years of age) was with JONES without her permission. She advises she too feels that the mail there is censored and her son hadn’t received her letters. GARRY states that this lady should contact his office and he’d arrange for her to talk to her son via radio. GARRY states that mail there is not censored and that the people can leave there anytime they want.

Another caller, sounds female, inquires about old man (100 plus) as to whether it was voluntary that he is with JONES and also inquired if children there work. GARRY comments that the children there do all the things that children do.

SALLY (LNU [Last Name Unknown]) calls and inquires about the Ku Klux Klan and what can be done to get them out of the border patrol business. GARRY comments he really doesn’t know. They discuss the Ku Klux Klan for a while.

Discussion occurs regarding “gag order” and how much the people should have a right to know. GARRY states the media should be given a free hand and write what they want.

Large part of Side A is blank.

Side B of tape number 27 was found to be blank.

# Q 587 – Tapes not summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Concertape C-90/ JJ Message 1/5/75 re successorship

Date of transcription: 3/13/79

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 March 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-28. This tape was found to contain the following:

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

# Q 588 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/April 13 meeting

Date of transcription: 3/9/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape 1B47 number 29. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

JIM JONES, talking to an unknown person, asks if anything is known about a charter plane with doctors coming in. JONES says “that way we’ll know if they’re planning anything on the airstrip. Nobody would ever dare invade here by helicopter I don’t think”. “We could knock them all out”, referring to the helicopters.

JONES talking to his congregation, “we have absolute information that they are not content until they kill every last one of us. You know why they want to kill every last one of us, because they are afraid one of you will get back and get them”. Clapping from the audience.

Side B

JIM JONES, talking to his congregation about a potential female visitor to Jonestown, says, “if they get near her we’ll kill ‘em, they are supposed to stay away from her. You mother fuckers better not get near her, I mean we will drop you in a shit hole”. Loud clapping from the audience follows. This female visitor has children living in Jonestown.

# Q 589 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/April 13 meeting

Date of transcription: 3/7/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B47-30. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

JIM JONES is talking to his congregation and answering questions they ask him. One woman inquires about a relative of one of the temple members visiting Jonestown and what should be done about this person. JONES told her “if anything goes on we’ll tell them you’re hunting. Anything can happen out here”.

JIM JONES in talking to his congregation and answering questions continually uses the term “white night”.

# Q 590 – Tapes not summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/April 13 meeting

Date of transcription: 3/9/79

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

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 31.

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 591 — Identified Individuals Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/April 13 meeting

Date of transcription: 3/13/79

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 March 13 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47, 32. This tape was found to contain the following:

A female named BERNICE stated she wanted to return to the United States and kill TIM STOEN.

Another female claiming to be dying of heart trouble requests of JONES to send her back and she will “take care of” LIZ. This female states, “I’ll kill her ass”, and that she would “choke TIM to death”.

Review of this tape did not indicate any references to Congressman RYAN’s trip to Guyana.

# Q 592 – Tapes not summarized

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One unlabeled/April 13 meeting

Date of transcription: 3/7/79

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 March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-33. This tape was found to contain the following:

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

# Q 593 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Certron C-60/April 12 [probably 13] meeting

Date of transcription: 3/16/79

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

On March 16, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 34, 1B47. This tape was found to contain the following:

Although no specific information regarding the murder of Congressman RYAN is contained in the tape, there is information that indicates the group’s propensity for violence.

Counter @ 60-95: Reference is made to the son of SIDNEY DINAVIL [phonetic) who served four and one-half years at Vacaville for the shooting of a policeman in Oakland, California. It was noted that this person, whose address is given as 758-61st Street, Oakland, California, is skilled in making bombs and consequently might be of use to the Church at sometime.

# Q 594 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Certron C-60/April 13 meeting

Date of transcription: 3/16/79

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

On March 16, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 35, 1B47. This tape was found to contain the following:

JONES: …but we’re not sure about shooting that airplane (laughter from others)

JONES: … “How much shit can you take and reason with people, and reason and show mercy with them for bring em and entertain em and still do crap.

Temple Member: “MICKEY should die. I’m tired of living because of all these White Knights [White Nights].”

Temple Members discuss how to torture and kill (very graphic descriptions) their non-Temple members and former members who have left.

JONES agrees to the suggestions and to keep his blood pressure down it should be done slowly.

JONES: “Or been a deviate like STONE going around wearing women’s clothing”

… COREEN LEGINS (phonetic) is back there… indicating that she could be used as a tool to get things (?) done?

# Q 595 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/April 13 Night meeting

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

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

On March 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B47, 36. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side One

Tape Counter @190: JONES: I was guilty of a crime… (in the USA)… They never charged me with that crime… but I was willing to go to Cuba to help HUEY NEWTON… but for me to go to Cuba, it was against the law to go to Cuba.

Tape Counter @386: JONES: The Russians have been here to look us over, time and again, we’ve made many trips to Russia. They (the Russians) didn’t know there was a communist group in America and in the church.

Side Two

Tape Counter @28: JONES: It don’t look like we’re on the verge of death in Guyana at this moment … and once they get us to Moscow … we’ll have more security.

Tape Counter @50: JONES: These people, shoot ‘em, that’s the best way. Shoot these sons of bitches.

Tape Counter @88: Lady speaks of “getting back” (to the USA) and “killing until I gets killed”.

Tape Counter @148: JONES: (quoting the older lady above). You said the best thing I’ve heard tonight… I’d like to go back and kill all the enemies I can kill, until they kill me.

Tape Counter @155: JONES: I’m the only pure communist.

Tape Counter @159: JONES: I’d just as soon die … I’d prefer to die most of us would prefer to die… most people have not come down the Communist path that I have, a whole lot of the leaders have not come down the communist path the rest of you have.

Tape Counter @164: JONES: I can’t promise you what will happen when our boat gets there; we can have a white night in the harbor. Set (the boat) afire… Once you land you don’t have that flexibility of making white nights.

Tape Counter @239: JONES: I know … you want to go home and kill them all; my kids are all wanting to go back and kill ‘em (more discussion of killing).

Tape Counter @264: JONES: discusses dying on the boat with the “Seniors” if one of the Seniors is refused entry to Cuba. I’d rather do that than face killing everybody in this house”.

# Q 596 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/April 13 meeting

Date of transcription: 3/9/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B47-37. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

An unknown (possibly Negro female) is talking about how she was going to follow JIM JONES and that they should all pull together. She comments “he saved my life”, referring to JIM JONES. From the conversation it appears to be a testimonial service with various ones in the congregation getting up to say a few words.

Another older female talks and makes a comment about wanting to go back to San Francisco or “where ever these devils is keeping up so much confusion and keeping you worried all the time and kill out all of them”.

Another female talks (she introduces herself but the name is unintelligible) and states that she came because of what he (JONES) stood for. She comments she would like to go back and take care of all those that caused so much trouble. This was in response to JONES’ question about what do you want to do with your life.

JONES makes a comment that some of his best workers are mentally ill and makes a comment about need to be mentally ill in order to be a communist.

Unknown female (sounds like an elderly female) comments that she’d follow JONES anywhere.

Another unknown female talks about going to Cuba and states they would get in trouble if they don’t keep the laws there.

JONES makes a comment regarding probably the reason that Guyana let them stay together as a group was they (Guyana) could use these people politically and let him kill himself trying to keep them good. He (JONES) comments “I just think there’s a chance it won’t happen”.

JONES further comments that Cuba saved their country from U.S. by reporting. JONES states that here you’re reporting to protect the people, in the system back there (implying the U.S.), you’re reporting to help the police.

An unknown female is talking and states something regarding Professor WILSON commented about JONES becoming a great leader in Cuba and consequently the world revolution.

JONES talking about a trip where he was supposed to see a museum in Cuba and somehow arrived in central communist headquarters where all the “big wigs” were. JONES makes a comment about having the children brought up in China in communism was twice as better as killing them or having them brought up in the U.S.

An unknown female comments that being with JONES is being highly principled.

An upcoming hearing is mentioned and the congregation is advised that if anyone knows anything regarding corruption, to get the information to a certain person.

JONES is talking and states “CURT I heard you, did you not TIM STONE want to murder KING SAVIE? Didn’t you plan to blow up whatever the goddamn buildings… (inaudible)”. You were going to do that and it was JIM JONES that stop you from that. You tried to turn me to terrorism and he wanted to go the way of peace”.

JONES makes a comment regarding personal vengeance is not a communist practice.

JONES states that he (TIM) went out and hired a detective, implying to kill KING SAVIE and detective didn’t do anything but take the $1000 fee.

During conversation JONES receives an unknown volunteer to go kill all the people causing the mess.

JONES makes a comment that worship is worship, you can call it God or you can call it leader, its still worship.

JONES obtains various views from members of the congregation about going to Cuba. Some of people say no regarding going to Cuba because they wouldn’t have their social security checks or security. Some were not wanting to go because they felt JONES’ leadership of his group would be a threat to the Cubans.

JONES puts it to a vote as to how many want to go to Cuba end begins to name off names, EDWARD MOORE, HAZEL, etc. of those who apparently want to go. JONES questions his congregation as to whether they know where Cuba is. The talking stops and there’s a portion of the tape blank.

Side B

Portion of tape is blank. Tape begins with JONES speaking in the middle of a sentence and comments about “those of you who voted cause afraid to die – keep on the move”.

JONES comments that its one o’clock (at night) and that he would move the time up for his people to get to work. He tells his six o’clock crew to be in the fields by eight o’clock and the seven o’clock crew to be in at nine o’clock. JONES talks about their place going to be inspected and everything has to be in order and clean as expecting someone. He states he’ll worry about socialist classes next night when he’s here. Reference is made to getting him rested (unknown who “he” is). JONES comments about being pro-Soviet down the line. JONES tells them to say “comrade” when person appears. He states everyone is to look busy. States they’re expecting religion and you got to give them something. JONES talks about their (the group’s) victories and states they won over the state of California, won with the Attorney General, etc. JONES states they took away their tax exemption and their corporate name in California, “white night paid”.

JONES states talking about their schedule of upcoming events, “tomorrow night nothing, teacher classes Monday, socialist classes Saturday night”. JONES makes a comment he doesn’t know what night it is.

JONES continues talking and states, “one white night and kill them all… Put some of these fuckers through one white night and that’d be all”.

“Your ass getting to Cuba, to Russia, or any place, our safety here will depend on how this place looks and how well you dress and clean yourself up.” JONES comments about everybody looking active. States give him a soviet salute. JONES stated they’d be impressed as expecting religion and implies if give them salute instead – compensate for all that religious shit. JONES states call them comrade, not brother.

There’s a period of super imposed conversation which is unintelligible, and then JONES is talking again briefly, as if it is still the close of the meeting. Then the tape is blank to the end.

It is noted that during parts of the tape, it sounded as if phone conversation(s) was super imposed at various times, but the phone conversation(s) was unintelligible.

# Q 596a – Tapes not summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1, Side 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/Service tape April 8

Date of transcription: 3/9/79

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

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 38.

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 597 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/April 8 Service

Date of transcription: 3/7/79

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 March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47, 39. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES, also referred to as “DAD”, seemed to be speaking before his congregation regarding various persons getting off the “learning crew”.

# Q 598 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Kmart 60/April 12 Peoples Ralley [Rally]

Date of transcription: 3/13/79

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 March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-37. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

JONES makes reference (counter 67-69) to the fact that the “white night” will just have to happen.

JONES make reference (counter 171-192) to the fact that all persons there figure if JONES dies, they can all go home. But he states that his security people have a plan that will eliminate their return home. It will go into effect at the point of a gun.

Side B

Nothing of value noted.

# Q 599 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/April 12 Peoples Ralley [Rally]

Date of transcription: 3/17/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47, 41. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES discusses, with a group of people, current events around the world.

On Side B of the tape, JONES and other persons discuss problems regarding the everyday functioning of the “Collective”. At one point, JONES tells a female that she “has sat with a man that blew up trains” and “all these god damn people; some of them disappeared right now that’s been in this conspiracy”.

# †Q 600 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Scotch C-90/April 10 People’s Rally

Date of transcription: 3/5/79

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 March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #42. This tape was found to contain the following:

A general discussion between JONES and his followers during an apparent “rap” session, including complaints, accusations and testimony.

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

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