Jonestown Audiotape Primary Project:
FBI Summaries Q 601 – Q 700

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# Q 601 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One unlabeled/April 15 meeting

Date of transcription: 3/6/79

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 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B47 #43. This tape was found to contain the following:

A general discussion between JONES and his followers on the topic of sexual life styles, followed by a vote of the congregation on the topic of marital separation.

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 602 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ April 15 meeting

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 #44. This tape was found to contain the following:

A general discussion between JONES and his followers on the topic of male/female relationships and the plausibility of each pair living separately until a pregnancy occurred.

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 603 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ in envelope marked “Jim: Political Analysis”

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 #45. This tape was found to contain the following:

An introduction and second reading (not complete on this tape) of the astrological chart of 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 604 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ in envelope marked “Jim: Political Analysis”

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 #46. This tape was found to contain the following:

A continuation of the second reading of JONES’ astrological chart, along with a review of progressions, regressions, and current cycles, along with a comparison of JONES’ chart with the charts of other nations and world organizations.

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 605 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/songs

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 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered Q605-1B47 #47. This tape was found to contain the following:

Both sides of this tape contain recorded music.

# Q 606 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/JJ address to People/April 14 News

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #48. This tape was found to contain the following:

It contains recordings of general announcements and speeches by JONES to the community exhorting them to increase their production and reaffirming their goals of socialism. Nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 607 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered Q607 1B47F49. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A contained recorded music and side B was blank.

# Q 608 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Ampex 60/In paper marke[d] Gary Lambrev (suicide)

Date of transcription: 6/8/79

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

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered Q 608 1B47 #50. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A has a telephonic interview of a person named GARY by a female named KAREN. GARY is contemplating suicide and KAREN is attempting to help him and win him to People’s Temple.

Side B is blank, and nothing was contained theron [thereon] which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of congressman RYAN.

# Q 609 — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/JJ MP [Mike Prokes] Julie O’Hare [Julia Hare] 3/5/77/ KSFO

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #51. 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 610 — Tapes Not Summarized

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/unmarked prog[ram] blank

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 No. 52. 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 611 — Miscellaneous

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Concertape C-120/An attempted bombing of JJ’s bus 3/11/74

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 No. 53. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A of the tape consists of local radio newscasts at Yukiah [Ukiah], California, at noon of the day following an attempted bombing of a People’s Temple Bus at San Francisco, California. The newscast contains reports by a People’s Temple spokesman that the bombing incident was an attempt to murder People’s Temple Leader JIM JONES as well as other Peoples Temple members who were aboard the bus.

Side B of the tape is blank.

# Q 611a — Tapes Not Summarized

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 No. 54. 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 612 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One BASF C-120/Sermon 3/3/74/ Reply to Kinsolving

Date of transcription: 3/5/79

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 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered B47 No. 55. This tape was found to contain the following:

The tape consists of a sermon by JIMMY JONES attacking the Bible as the complete literal, historical, verbal revelation of God to man, as well as the Biblical record of the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. JONES’ promise to lead his congregation to JONES’ concept of the “Promised Land” was also noted. The sermon was an attack on Fundamental Bible believing Christianity and JONES stated the Bible will “murder” anyone who believes it completely. JONES claimed to have raised 518 people from the dead and he claimed to be God.

# Q 612a — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 No. 56. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A of the tape is a continuation of JIMMY JONES’ sermon attacking the Bible and fundamental Christianity and JONES’ statement that they (inferring the Christians or those in authority) were attempting to start a race war to kill off the poor and black people. JONES said he had come to “save you” (inferring black persons in general), “not from sin, but from the sinners, the honkies that have sinned against you.” The tape also contained a KGO radio interview of People’s Temple Spokesman MICHAEL J. PROKES wherein he said he was, responding to an earlier broadcast of a statement by Reverend LESTER KINSOVING attacking JIM JONES and the People’s Temple Disciples of Christ, at Ukiah, California. PROKES denied that KINSOVING had been recently seized by the Church when KINSOVING reportedly visited the church. He said that KINSOVING was in fact allowed in to take notes inside the church and he said that a member of the church who was an assistant district attorney (location not indicated) had not interrogated KINSOVING “in any sense of the word”. PROKES also denied that KINSOVING’s photographer had been “grabbed” on the occasion of KINSOVING’s visit to the church and PROKES said that if KINSOVING had felt “so threatened” why had KINSOVING returned alone to the church for a further visit one week later. PROKES admitted two Peoples’ Temple members had “in open view worn firearms” and served as security guards on two Sundays only, after acts of violence had taken place against the church. PROKES further denied that either of the security guards had met KINSOVING. PROKES cited several past incidents of violence against the church and he said the church had “reasons to be concerned about security.”

Side B of the tape is blank.

# Q 613 — Tapes Not Summarized

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ “Ramparts”

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 No. 57. 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 614 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ JJ in separate calls to Dr. Moore & Dr. Goodlett 2/26/76

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-58. This tape was found to contain the following:

Phone conversations by possibly JIM JONES with unknown males. Conversations dealt mainly about the extradition of DENNIS BANKS from California. During the conversations, JONES talked about his relationship with JOHN ADAMS, possibly BANKS’ attorney, former San Francisco Sheriff HONGUISTO, Assemblyman WILLIE BROWN, Governor JERRY BROWN and Mr. GOODLED (phonetic) of the National Newspaper Publishers of the United States.

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 615 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Radio Shack/ I Have Felt This Way

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-59. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music on both sides of the 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 616 — Identified Individuals Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Scotch C-90/ “Stephen Jones 14 August 1978”

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-60. This tape was found to contain the following:

A Caucasian male, possibly JIM JONES’ son, talking about his years growing up around his father. The male is being interviewed by an unknown female and the tape also contained music.

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

# Q 617 — Miscellaneous

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 120/Denise Swaney (speed problems on part 2, side 2)

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-61. This tape was found to contain the following:

Conversation between an undetermined amount of women which was not audible.

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 617a — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-62. This tape was found to contain the following:

A Caucasian male talking to a group of people about books concerning suicide. The tape also had conversations between an undetermined amount of women which was not audible.

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.

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

# Q 618 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/4 aped 2 ½ x 4 cards attached Gary Lanbrev [Lambrev] & Liz Forman

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 #63. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A – Telephone conversation of GARY (last name unknown) trying to convince LIZ (last name unknown) to “return to the group”

Side B – Blank

# Q 619 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One unlabeled/George Benson

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 #64. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A – blank

Side B – music

# †Q 620 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/10-20-75 Albert Kahn

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #65. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A – Blank, except for one minute end of telephone call between two unknown males.

Side B – Telephone call between unknown male regarding JONES needing protection and how needed he is by society.

# Q 621 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Concertape 60/Marked “Marcie Jones Instructions” w/ 3×5 card attached

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #66. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A – Unknown woman discussing child care

Side B – Unknown woman speaking at meeting

# †Q 622 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/John Meher — 2 yellow 3×5 cards attached

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #67. This tape was found to contain the following:

A telephone conversation between JIM JONES and JOHN (last name unknown) of Delancy Street. JOHN is explaining how Governor BROWN will be pressured into not extricating DENNIS BANKS. JOHN also explained the political tactics in the 5th Assembly District.

# Q 623 — Tapes Not Summarized

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Bud 120/2 typed 3×5 cards attache[d] “Danny & Clair Phillips”

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #68.

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. The tape for the most part was blank.

# Q 624 — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ “Jim on our works in G- [uyana]. Please [illegible word]”

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 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #69.

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. The tape was either blank or inaudible.

# Q 625 — Tapes Not Summarized

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ Denise Johnson

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 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #70.

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 626 — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One 60 min Compact cassette/ Keith N.

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #71.

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 627 — Tapes Not Summarized

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ 2/9/77 Julia Hare interviews JJ on KSFO

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #72.

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 628 — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Pappy Purifoy”

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #73.

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 629 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/Chester Hartman

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 3/7/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 # 74. This tape was found to contain the following:

Apparent recordings of telephone conversations regarding a writer from the San Francisco Examiner [Chronicle] who was doing an article on the People’s Temple and was gathering information apparently in an unprofessional manner. People’s Temple was considering suing.

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

# Q 630 — Radio Transmissions

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/Chester Hartman

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 3/8/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #75. This tape was found to contain the following:

Transmissions from short wave radio from Jones and telephone conversations regarding 1) People’s Temple representative at a religious meeting (possibly Elijah Mohammad); 2) a rebellious temple member; (3) article being written about the temple.

Side B sounds like a committee meeting of sorts, where needs are discussed and that church should reach out to help.

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

# Q 631 — Miscellaneous

Summary and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ Julia Hare

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 3/8/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #76. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a KSFO talk show “Reaction” which concerned Senior Citizens and the rights and problems of the elderly. It was difficult to understand.

# Q 632 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One unlabeled/ “Linda”

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 3/7/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #77. This tape was found to contain the following:

Pre-recorded music.

# Q 633 — Miscellaneous

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One BASF C60/ “12-14-74” w/ 2 3×5 cards attached

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 3/7/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #78. This tape was found to contain the following:

A few excerpts of news broadcasts pertaining to Jim Jones and People’s Temple in February, 1974 to assist in the freeing of Patty Hearst by their financial contribution or willingness to replace Patty as kidnap victim.

This tape contained nothing which is considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of’ Congressman RYAN.

# Q 634 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “Brazilian Operator Call…” 3×5 card

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 February 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #79. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A contains:

1. Telephone conversation. A male attempting to make a long distance call to wife of Dr. ESTHER (sp) in Botafogel (phonetic). The operator says there is no such listing.

2. Telephone conversation. One male telling another of an upcoming award for JIM JONES.

3. JIM JONES talking to a male who appears to be on the staff of former San Francisco mayor MOSCONE. JONES advises that they were able to get only 600 copies of the “Examiner” to answer the poll regarding MOSCONE.

4. COREY, an aide to MOSCONE, to MIKE and JIM regarding results of above described poll.

5. Male from State Parks and Recreation making appointment for Saturday, the 6th, to discuss a pilot program.

Side B contains approximately 20 minutes of Channel 5 television news reports in the Fall of 1977.

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 635 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ April 12 1978 Meeting #1

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #80. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape appears to be a recording of a “White Night” in Jonestown, Guyana and concerns efforts to counter a petition by former People’s Temple members to obtain custody of children named JOHN and DANA.

Tape consists of rambling discourse by JIM JONES and others on a variety of topics including a statement by JONES that he will sneak out of Guyana himself and take care of these enemies, a statement that JIM COBB (phonetic) and MIKE CANTRELL (phonetic) were violent Trotskyite Terrorists who had planned to bomb the Masonite Corporation until JONES heard about it and stopped it. JONES mentioned that a group of former People’s Temple members had delivered a signed petition to the People’s Temple in San Francisco to have the two children returned.

The bulk of this tape is a lengthy criticism of an individual named STANLEY, who apparently attempted to leave Jonestown and of his girlfriend JANICE for sleeping with him when he returned.

No mention is made in this tape of United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN, any visit by RYAN or any conspiracy to murder RYAN.

# Q 636 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ April 12 1978 Meeting #2

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #81. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape appears to be a recording of a “White Night” in Jonestown, Guyana, and concerns efforts by the People’s Temple to counter a petition by former People’s Temple members to obtain custody of two children, named JOHN and DANA.

This tape consists of rambling discourse by JIM JONES and others. JONES berates an individual by the name of STANLEY who is being punished for disobedience for “taking this white woman in town when the leader had said no”. JONES berates all of the People’s Temple members, advising he is sick of those who do so little for Socialism when they have such a good example to follow.

JONES advised the congregation that this could be their death night and that they are facing death. He told them he had to look for treason everyday and that there had never been a man on earth so courageous, so strong, and so principled as he.

JONES further stated that if anyone comes to try take any one of them, they will not let them. They will die, they will have to take anybody over the dead bodies of the rest of them.

No mention is made in this tape of United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN, any pending visit by RYAN, or any conspiracy to murder RYAN.

# Q 637 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ April 12 1978 Meeting #3

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 number 1B47 #82. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape appears to be a recording of a “White Night” in Jonestown, Guyana and concerns efforts to counter a petition by former People’s Temple members to obtain custody of children named JOHN and DANA.

The tape consists of rambling discourse by JIM JONES and others on a variety of topics. A group of People’s Temple members come forth to state their willingness to die for the People’s Temple. Plans for “revolutionary suicide” are discussed including a statement by JONES that people would be sent back, presumably to the United States, to kill their enemies and then take their own lives. JONES recounts several instances of “paranormal socialist dimension” he has had to save lives of People’s Temple members. JONES states that they can die on their own terms in Jonestown. JONES discusses using “revolutionary sex” for political purposes. JONES edits statements about to be given over the radio by relatives of people petitioning for the children.

No mention is made in this tape recording of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN, any pending visit by RYAN, or any conspiracy to murder RYAN.

# Q 638 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One 60 min Compact cassette/ April 12 1978 Meeting #4

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #83. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape appears to be a recording of a “white night” in Jonestown, Guyana, and concerns efforts by the People’s Temple to obtain information via the shortwave radio in order to obtain certification for the camp doctor to pratice [practice] medicine.

This tape consists mainly rambling discourse by JIM JONES on a variety of topics including the taking of poison; an investigation by the United States Attorney General in order to return the children; statements by JONES as to his belief in violence and of force of arms; statements about paternity of the STOEN child; a statement relative to contacting the Soviet Union seeking asylum if need be by the People’s Temple; statement concerning the purchase of a 350 ton ship for escape purposes; a statement that TIM STOEN most deserved revolutionary justice. JONES is drinking brandy throughout the recording and frequently mentions his poor state of health. Several references appear on the tape to JONES having his blood pressure taken. Unintelligible radio traffic is heard in the background throughout the tape. Tape is replete with profanity.

No mention is made on this tape recording of United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN, or a visit by RYAN to Jonestown, Guyana, or any conspiracy to murder RYAN.

# Q 639 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ April 12 1978 Meeting #5

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 number 84. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape appears to be a recording of a “White Knight” in Jonestown, Guyana, which concerns efforts by the People’s Temple to obtain certification for the camp doctor to practice medicine in Jonestown.

The tape consists of rambling discourse by JIM JONES and others on a variety of topics. “Revolutionary Suicide” is discussed. JONES tells of a list of class enemies, and includes GRACE STOEN, TIM STOEN, WALTER JONES, Garry Lambrev, all the MYRTLES [Mertles], all the OLIVERS, LIZ FOREMAN [Forman], MICKEY TOUCHETTE, SUZANNE JONES, and MIKE CARTNELL [Cartmell]. JONES criticizes the activities of several People’s Temple members and further advised that there is now a high powered weapon on the premises. JONES further advised that if they take his child, JOHN, they would have to take him also.

#†Q 640 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ April 12 1978 Meeting #6

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

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 March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-85. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side “A” is totally blank.

Side “B” contains an unidentified male, apparently talking to some people. He mentions PAULA ADAMS and the fact that they did not believe in white knights. He infers the end could be near. The remainder of the tape is foreground music with inaudible background conversation.

# Q 641 — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One 60 min Compact cassette / April 12 1978 Meeting #7

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

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 March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-86, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 642 — Tapes Not Summarized

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One 60 min Compact cassette / April 12 1978 Meeting #8

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

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 March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-87, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 643 — Tapes Not Summarized

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One 60 min Compact cassette / April 12 1978 Meeting #9

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

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 March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-88, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 644 — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Certron C-60 / April 12 1978 Meeting #10

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

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 March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-89, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 645 — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Certron C-60 / “Jim Jones Cecil Williams”

Date of transcription: 3/15/79

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 March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-90, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 646 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/Illegible [word in FBI notation]

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 March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-91. This tape was found to contain the following:

Conversations of nonevidentiary nature.

# Q 647 — Blank Tapes

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ Father on Radio 9/23/75

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 March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-92. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape is blank.

#†Q 648 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One TDK/ Three Healings by Pastor Jim

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 March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-93. This tape was found to contain the following:

Various recordings of “sermon” and “revival” type meetings.

# Q 649 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Jack Patty”

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 March 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-94. This tape was found to contain the following:

Conversations of nonevidentiary nature.

# Q 650 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Kmart 90/ “Jack”

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #95. This tape was found to contain the following:

A brief telephone conversation, music, and predominantly 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 651 — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Century Sound C-60/Side 1 & Side 2

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #96.

This tape was found to contain no audible recordings.

# Q 652 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One BASF C-30 / 21 January 1973

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #97. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recorded letter from a female who also recorded music on the 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 653 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Trans 90/ Don Freed 26 Aug 1978

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #98. This tape was found to contain the following:

The recording of an interview of a visitor to the People’s Temple.

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 654 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ Dorothy Cox, Davis (illegible)

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #99. This tape was found to contain the following:

Recordings of various telephone conversations.

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 655 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ “Looman #1”

Date of transcription: 3/12/79

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

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #100. This tape was found to contain the following:

Telephone conversations between an unknown female and an unknown male.

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

# Q 656 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Craig C-60/ Jeanette Kerns 11/9/74, 3- 4×5 cards

Date of transcription: 3/12/79

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

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #101. This tape was found to contain the following:

Telephone conversations between three unknown females.

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 657 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One SilverSound C-90/ illegible [word from FBI notation]

Date of transcription: 3/12/79

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

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #102. This tape was found to contain music.

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

# Q 658 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ Dennis Banks 3/20/77

Date of transcription: 3/12/79

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

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #103. This tape was found to contain the following:

Recording of various telephone conversations.

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 659 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One ConcerTape C-120/ Side 1 blank, only first few minutes of side 2 recorded/ 1 3×5 card attached, violent revolution and compromise

Date of transcription: 3/12/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #104. This tape was found to contain the following:

The following individuals made verbal statements of revolutionary commitments to overthrow the country, such as “I am a violent revolutionary and would like to overthrow the government. I have arms and planes and would like to do it now.” The following names are phonetic:

CHRIS ROZYNKO

CHOICIE BRADFORD

BENNIE BRADFORD

LEO WADE

ROY HARRIS

THELMA JACKSON

CLAUDIA NORRIS

CHERYL WHITE

GLENDA WHITE

LINDA WHITE

MARY FOLLINS

ERNEST WIGGINS

ESTHER D. PHILLIPS

PAT MARTIN

ROSEMARY WILLIAMS

RENEE GIER

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 660 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Certron 90/ Carlton Goodlett 3×5 card

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 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-105. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side one of tape 105 consisted of a political discussion on racism between several unidentified parties.

Side two of tape 105 was completely blank

# Q 661 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Ampex 370, 90 min./ Danny Pietla, 2 3×5 cards

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-106. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side one of tape number 106 consisted of a conversation between an unknown female and an unknown male regarding a civil suit. Unknown female advised unknown male to move to Eureka pending settlement of the suit.

Side two of tape number 106 was completely blank.

# Q 662 — Jones Speaking

To read Tape Summary, click here.
To read Tape Transcript, click here.
MP3 is available.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Craig 90/ News April 11, 1978

Date of transcription: 3/7/79

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 1B47-107. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side one of tape number 107 consisted of Reverend JONES giving a speech on the social order at Jonestown. Reverend JONES also gave a politicized interpretation of current world events.

Side two of tape number 107 consisted of Reverend JONES giving a politicized interpretation of current world events. Nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 663 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Certron C-60/ News April (illegible, possibly 13) 1978″

Date of transcription: 3/7/79

In connection with the FBI’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-108 This tape was found to contain the following:

Side one of tape 108 consisted of Reverend JONES giving a politicized interpretation of current world events.

Side two of tape 108 consisted of Reverend JONES giving a politicized interpretation of current world events. The remaining portion of side two was taped music. Nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 664 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Intermagnetics 60/unmarked

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47-109. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side one of tape number 109 consisted of taped music.

Side two of tape number 109 was completely blank.

# Q 665 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “10/16/77 Steve Katsaris”

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 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #110. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: An unintelligable [unintelligible] meeting with overwhelming background noise.

Side B: Recording of a Channel 7, news story concerning People’s Temple, including interviews of ex-People’s Temple members. Side B also contains recordings of several telephone conversations between MIKE PROST (PH [phonetic]) of People’s Temple with two unidentified attorney’s concerning the news media attack on People’s Temple and two conversations with a “Newsweek” reporter. Side B was apparently recorded about one week after JIM JONES left the U.S. for Guyana.

# Q 667 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ “JJ Message 1/5/75 re: successorship”

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 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #111. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Last will and testament of People’s Temple Leader JIM JONES with regard to the leadership of People’s Temple in the event of his incapacitation. This was recorded by JONES on January 5, 1975, and identified witnesses present were TERRY BUFFORD, CAROL STOLL, SANDY INGRAM, JUDY IMES, LINDA AMES and MARIA KATZARAS (all phonetic).

Side B: Blank.

#†Q 668 — Miscellaneous

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ unmarked

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 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #112. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A & B: Contains an apparent political discussion by a group of children on the subject of socialism and capitalism.

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

# Q 669 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ 9/25/72 Interview Jim

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 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #113. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A & B: Are recordings of a 1972 radio news interview of JIM JONES on radio station KUKI In Ukiah, California. Interview consisted of questions and answers relating to various allegations against People’s Temple.

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

# Q 670 — Miscellaneous

Summary, Transcript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 90/ “3/1974 Attempt to blow up bus” 3×5 card attached

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 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #114. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: A two minute recording of a radio station KDO, Ukiah, California news cast, reporting a 1972 bomb attempt on a People’s Temple bus in San Francisco.

Side B: Blank.

# Q 671 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Radio Broadcast” 3×5 card attached

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 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #115. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Consisted of Reverend JONES and various people speaking to a radio audience concerning their personal healing through People’s Temple and of spiritual healing in the ministry.

Side B: Consisted of miscellaneous telephone conversations and various discussions dealing with the right to life, the PATRICIA HEARST situation, jails, and spiritual healing.

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

# Q 672 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Maxell UD C-90/ Wesley Johnson 4/16/76

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #116. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Consisted of a two-party discussion relating personal experiences and their future. Much of this side was blank.

Side B: Consisted of a discussion concerning politics, democracy and religion with regard to Black people in America.

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

# Q 673 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60 wound around capstan/ “Garry Lambrev poetry 6/15/77” in envelope

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #117. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Consisted of radio broadcasts bringing alternatives. It initially dealt with an individual trying to convince a 37- year old woman to admit her homosexuality. It further dealt with a radio broadcast telling its listeners to write President CARTER and CYRUS VANCE to urge them to pressure President PARK and the South Korean Government to free KIM CHEE HA, an individual who is in solitary confinement outside of Seoul, for writing certain articles. The last part of this side consisted of music.

Side B: Consisted of music.

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

# Q 674 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “Boiler Engine” in envelope in 3×5 card

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #118. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Consisted of a telephone conversation from the United Kingdom regarding some drawings concerning a 100 KW and a 300 KW generator to be shipped to Guyana. The complete package, excluding shipping charges, will cost $55,000.

Side B: Was blank.

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

# Q 675 — Miscellaneous

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One GE 10 min tape/ Counting songs

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #119. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Consisted of “My First Alphabet Record” and a record on learning to count.

Side B: Was mostly blank. The last few minutes was a continuation of the record on learning to count.

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

# Q 676 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Bud 90/ Marsie [Marcie] talking to PC

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 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #120. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Consisted of a vomit encouraging a child to sing to JIM (JONES). The rest of this side wee blank.

Side B: Consisted of a telephone caller telling of the wonderful transformation of People’s lives that have gone down to Guyana. This lasted for a few minutes and the rest of this side wee blank.

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

# Q 677 — Miscellaneous

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “Dunbar TV Show” 3×5 card attached

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 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #1. This tape was found to contain the following:

On Side A of this tape is a recording of a radio talk show, known as “AM San Francisco,” which features JIM JONES of People’s Temple as the main guest.

Side B of this tape has no discernible sound on it.

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 678 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/”Sharon to Barba[gelleta] 5/10/77″

Date of transcription: 3/29/79

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

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

A telephone call from an unknown female to the office of Mr. BARBAGALATTA. A telephone call to Mrs. STAPLETON’S office from MICHAEL PROBST [PROKES], a minister at Rev. JONES’ office. Two males and one female discussing radio links between the Temple and Guyana.

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

#†Q 679 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ 9/8/76

Date of transcription: 3/29/79

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

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

A radio interview of JIM JONES. Telephone calls from the People’s Temple.

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# Q 680 — Miscellaneous

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One unlabeled “(two illegible words)” in envelope

Date of transcription: 3/29/79

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

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-4. This tape was found to contain the following:

News program regarding People’s Temple abuse of members. Woman speaking against homosexual teachers.

# Q 681 — Miscellaneous

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magne.tics 60/ “Channel 2 Special Report Part 2” in same envelope

Date of transcription: 3/29/79

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

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

News program about People’s Temple.

# Q 682 — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One unlabeled/unmarked

Date of transcription: 3/23/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #114. This tape was found to be blank.

# Q 683 — Tapes not summarized

SummaryTranscript and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Cecil Williams interviews JJ 4/12/76”

Date of transcription: 3/23/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #115, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 684 —Tapes not summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Highlander C30/ “Marceline & Lula”

Date of transcription: 3/23/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #116, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 685 — Miscellaneous

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Payless C-90 “Dr. Goodlett 4/25/76”

Date of transcription: 3/30/79

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

On March 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #117. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A was completely blank.

Side B initially dealt with a conversation regarding insurance for the physical therapy unit at People’s Temple. There were other miscellaneous telephone conversations. Most of this side was blank.

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

#†Q 686 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90 / “Oct 75 Jim & Dennis”

Date of transcription: 3/30/79

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

On March 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #118. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A initially dealt with a kindergarten or nursery school class learning their ABC’s. There was then a telephone conversation in which a female caller talked of a school problem between her child and a child associated with the People’s Temple.

Further, there was a telephone conversation from MIKE PROKES, Assistant Pastor of People’s Temple, to a Mr. DE MURK (phonetic) at Good Advertising KDKI (phonetic), regarding a Christmas program. MIKE PROKES said that People’s Temple did not have one, but would be willing to contribute financially.

Lastly, there was a telephone conversation between Reverend JONES and a Mr. DENNY (phonetic). Reverend JONES advised that he was infuriated with a Mrs. MARBLE (phonetic) who called saying that People’s Temple was in trouble with Welfare regarding some child. They discussed the problem at length with Mr. DENNY (phonetic) saying that he would look into the matter personally.

Side B consisted briefly of a continuation of the conversation between Reverend JONES and Mr. DENNY (phonetic). The rest of this side was blank.

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

# Q 687 — Miscellaneous

Summary and Transcript.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60 / “JJ Protest…” 3×5 card attached

Date of transcription: 3/29/79

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

On March 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #119. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A consisted of a Channel 5 news broadcast being recorded on September 9, 1976, regarding 600 People’s Temple Christian Church people that picketed the Fresno County Courthouse to protest the jailing of 4 reporters that refused to reveal how they obtained information contained in a sealed grand jury report. Side B consisted of a radio broadcast requesting suggestions, ideas and endorsements for a community based program. Most of this side was blank.

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

# Q 688 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One unlabeled/ “1st 3/4 movie…”

Date of transcription: 3/30/79

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

On March 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #120. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A consisted of an interview with a couple of individuals regarding their involvement in youth group meetings (while in the dorms at some college or university) and their associations with the church at that time. A female referred to as DAVIS, advised that they went down there in 1969. Weekly meetings were held at which time members discussed problems and participated in para- military practices. The following names, all phonetic spellings, were mentioned as having been involved in the group sessions: MIKE CARTMEL, JACK BEAM, Jr., JIM COBB, JOYCE SPARKS, and ANITA ATKELLER.

Side B was a continuation of this interview. The female interviewer spoke of revolutionary leadership training which consisted of cross-country marches, calisthenics and learning military maneuvers. Weapons were accumulated (hand pistols), although there were no specific plans for a revolution.

# Q 689 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Realistic C-60 “Phone conversation”

Date of transcription: 3/29/79

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

On March 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-6. This tape was found to contain the following:

Telephone call from CAROL MC COY to JOE MAZER (phonetic).

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

# Q 690 — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Ampex 60/ Century “A Head of our Time”

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-7. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side “A” blank.

Side “B” blank.

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

# Q 691 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Intermagnetics 90/ “12/2/77 Wade Medlock/Clara Johnson”

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-8. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side “A” Telephone conversation between male and female about ten minutes long. Rest of tape was blank.

Side “B” Some music, rest of tape was blank.

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

# Q 692 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “J addressing gathering…”

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-9. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side “A” Various speakers at a meeting believed to be in a city, as police sirens can be heard in the background.

Side “B” Blank.

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

# Q 693 — Radio Transmissions

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ Patch 9/19/78, Suzanne 10/17/78″

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-10. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side “A” Routine radio transmissions. (Handwritten note adds date of “9/19/78?”)

Side “B” Telephone conversation between mother and daughter – private. (Handwritten note adds date of “10/17/78?”)

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 694 — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Scotch C-90/ “Jack Beam — Church History”

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-11. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side “A” Interview by unknown male of’ several people. All praise the Reverend JONES.

Side “B” Interviews continued, and some radio transmissions ordering routine supplies.

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 695 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ One “Lois expresses paranoia” 3×5 card attached

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-12. This tape was found to contain the following:

Conversation between a “TIM” and a “LOIS”. LOIS indicated that she was becoming paranoid and worried that an unidentified friend would be “taken away”. TIM responded that “Father” would never allow this to happen and that be would fight this and take whatever action necessary to not allow “one of his children to be snatched from under him”.

# Q 696 — Tapes not summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “JJ on TV with Dunbar” 6-3×5 cards attached

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-13 and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 697 — Blank Tapes

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FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Tape”

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-14. This tape was found to contain the following:

Blank tape.

# Q 698 —Tapes not summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “Carlton Goodlett 22/8/78 comments of Jonestown”

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-15 and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 699 — Tapes not summarized

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Intermagnetics 60/ unmarked

Date of transcription: 3/8/79

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

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-16 and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 700 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ “Godette April 17, 1977, Claude Worrell” 1-3×5 card

Date of transcription: 3/12/79

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

On March 1, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #17. This tape was found to contain the following:

Five telephone calls between Reverend JIM JONES and unidentified persons.

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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