Jonestown Audiotape Primary Project:
FBI Summaries Q 701 – Q 800

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# Q 701 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One TDK C-90/ “Goth-Form” 2-3×5 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 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #18. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: JIM JONES in a discussion with two unidentified women and an unidentified man.

Side B: One telephone call between unidentified persons. JIM JONES in a discussion with unidentified women.

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 702 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One GRT/ “Laura Johnson, JJ some remarks” broken tape repaired

Date of transcription: 3/12/79

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

On March 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #19. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: An interview between an unidentified female and an unidentified male.

Side B: An interview between two unidentified males.

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 703 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ 9/5/72 “DeShields” 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 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #20. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: An interview between two unidentified males.

Side B: Radio program.

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 704 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One  “3/2/75, Welfare Fraud” 3×5 card & check (illegible)

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 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #21. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Telephone call between an unidentified female and her son.

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 705 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Sony C90/ “Georgetown Guyana Deliverance (illegible)”

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 1B62-22. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A — Sermon by Jim Jones

Side B – Group Discussion by Several Unknown Individuals

Sermon by Jim Jones

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

# Q 706 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “Cleve Davis — CJ Jackson 12-24-75” 3×5 card

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 1B62 #23. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A – Blank

Side B – Interview Involving Two Unidentified Males

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

# Q 707 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 90/ “12/13/75 Security members confront Cleve Davis” 3×5 card

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 1B62-24. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A – Discussion Among Several Unknown Males

Side B – Unidentified Female Voice – Discussion Among Several Unknown Males, One Identified As CLEVE LNU [Last Name Unknown]

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

# Q 708 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One unlabeled 90 min/ “Charles Garry/ June 11/11/78”

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 1B62-25. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A – Telephone Conversation Between JUNE LNU [Last Name Unknown] And CHARLES GARRY

Side B – Unintelligible Background Noises And Voices

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

# Q 709 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Call to George Hunter 9/28/77” 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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-26. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A – News Report

Telephone Conversation Between SANDY BRADSHAW and Mr. HUNTER (Identified as an editor in Mendocino County).

Side B – Blank.

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

#†Q 710 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One BASF 90/ “7/1/75 JJ on (illegible word) from Dennis Denny” 3×5 card

Date of transcription: March 8, 1979

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

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-27. This tape was found to contain the following:

A telephone call to Mr. DENNY at the Department of Social Services from Reverend JONES with a discussion of some members of the church. The name of a Mrs. MARABEL (phonetic) and a Mr. LATERNO were mentioned.

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 711 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One TDK Maverick C-30/ “Brown, Sheehan” in envelope

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 1B62-28. This tape was found to contain the following:

An unidentified female talking to unidentified male about child custody of the son of TIM and GRACE STOEN.

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 712 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “7/30/76 Mike Rozynko” in envelope

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 1B62-29. This tape was found to contain the following:

MIKE ROZINKO (phonetic) [ROZYNKO] making call to his father.

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 713 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “Linda Mertle” w/ 3×5 cards

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 8, 1979, SA [Special Agent] (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-30. This tape was found to contain the following:

LINDA MYRTLE (phonetic) telling unidentified male who answered not to contact her mother anymore.

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 714 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Compact Cassette C-30/ “Harold Dowler, people’s commitment” 3-3×5 cards

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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-31. This tape was found to contain the following:

A group of approximately 45 people stating their names and making statements that they are violent revolutionaries and would kill the President or any Government official that would stand in the way of the church.

One man, who identified himself as JOHN HARRIS, made a statement that he had killed three children.

# Q 715 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “2-11-76 Conversations w/ (illegible)” 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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #32. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Two unidentified women talking about their relatives (nothing pertinent).

Side B: Two women and one man discussing finances and some type of court action pending in the San Francisco Area.

Review of this tape showed it contained nothing which might be considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 716 — Radio Transmissions

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One BASF C60/ “(illegible) Nov 17, ’74 Weds.” (illegible line)

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 1B62 #33. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Radio transmissions regarding a sick woman (nothing pertinent).

Side B: Blank tape.

Review of this tape showed it contained nothing which might be considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 717 — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Memorex 90/ “11/16/77 Channel 5 (illegible) news (illegible)”

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 1B62 #34. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: ABC Channel 7 (San Francisco) news broadcast regarding People’s Temple Church.

Side B: Short wave radio conversations (nothing pertinent).

Review of this tape showed it contained nothing which might be considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 718 — Miscellaneous

Summary and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Channel 5 10/20/77 Trip to Cuba” wrapped in paper

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

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

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #35. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Radio broadcast with Congressman RONALD DELLUMS and Oakland Superintendent of Schools RUTH LOVE regarding their visit to Cuba.

Side B: Continuation of above broadcast.

Review of this tape showed it contained nothing which might be considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 719 — Miscellaneous

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “10/(illegible-20?)/77 Issues & Answers Andrew Young”

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

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

On March 7, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #36. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Thirty minute recorded broadcast of Issues and Answers program featuring United Nations Ambassador ANDREW YOUNG.

Side B: Blank tape.

Review of this tape showed it contained nothing which might be considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

# Q 720 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics “90/ #/74 J to (illegible)” 7-3×5 cards

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 1B62 #37. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: In the first conversation, Reverend JIM JONES is talking with a male individual whom he refers to as “Son” about an attempt by a JIM COBB to have the People’s Temple pay for COBB’s knee operation. During the course of the conversation, Reverend JONES stated “Carload of People – 8325, I’ll just ring to see.” Towards the end of the conversation, Reverend JONES again stated “8325”. The referral by JONES to above did not by number appear to be in context with the remainder of the conversations.

Side B: Reverend JONES talking with JIM COBB.

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

# Q 721 — Miscellaneous

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Scotch C-90/ (illegible line) in envelope

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 1B62 #38. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: KGO Radio Broadcast of RON OWENS interviewing former People’s Temple member MARVIN SWEENEY (phonetic). After the interview of SWEENEY he was terminated, several former member of the People’s Temple called RON OWENS to express their opinions of the People’s Temple.

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

# Q 722 — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “(illegible date) Sharon Amos/Liz Forman”

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 1B62 #39.

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 723 — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Sanyo C-12/ “Thelma Jackson”

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 1B62 #40. 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 724 — Tapes Not Summarized

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “12-13-77 (illegible) RE: Lynetta” in envelope Lynetta Jones

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 1B62 #41.

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 725 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Panasonic Demonstration Tape/ (illegible)

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-42. This tape was found to contain the following:

Rock music.

# Q 726 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ (illegible) 3×5 card

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-43. This tape was found to contain the following:

Meeting between representatives of People’s Temple and leader of other unknown group regarding publicity techniques, handling of finances and dealing with police and media.

# Q 727 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “KSFO (illegible date) JJ…”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-44. This tape was found to contain the following:

Interview of JIM JONES by unknown individual regarding nuclear war, racism, and International Hotel, San Francisco.

# Q 728 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ News 2 Sept (illegible mark) 78/ broken when received, repair (illegible) & put in new housing

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-45. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

World news Broadcast recording concentrating on Africa, given by an unknown individual.

Spanish lesson being given to a group of individuals.

# Q 729 — Miscellaneous

TranscriptSummary, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Century Sound C-60/ unmarked, broken tape repaired, several (illegible) removed

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-46. This tape was found to contain the following:

Instructions being given to individuals on medical techniques such as pulse rate, blood pressure, etc.

# Q 730 — Miscellaneous

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Concertape C-120/ “Rich & (illegible name) Stahl” (illegible) in envelope

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #47. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A of this tape was found to be blank.

Side B of this tape contained a conversation of group of males and females which was unintelligable [unintelligible].

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 731 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Overture C-60/ Nick (Vick?) Davis, Liz Davis, 1/22/74

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #48. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A contains a male speaking, appearing to be JIM JONES, to one or two others. One male is from Los Angeles, California. Tape appears to have been made before JONES went to Guyana, South America.

Side B contains discussion with at least two females and a male regarding their seeking employment and financial situation among other topics,

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 732 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Trans 60/ “News of the Day April 8”

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #49. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A contains a male speaker, appears to be in Guyana, South America, reporting, paraphrasing and adding text to news events. Appears to be a People’s Temple newscaster. Radio or TV can be heard in the background.

Side B contains a continuation of the same on side A. The same male in a news reporting status.

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 733 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ “Taxes April 17, 1978”

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #50. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A contains a male speaker discussing IRS taxes. Latter portion contains females dicussing [discussing] tarot cards.

Side B contains a male speaker discussing various matters in current news.

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 734 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Peoples Ralley”

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #51. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A contains numerous individuals at a gathering. Appears to be recorded at Guyana, South America, in their “Public Forum” lead by J. JONES.

Side B contains more of same “Public Forum”.

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 735 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Trans 90/ “JJ Speaks 10-21-76 Opportunity and Bakke Ralley”

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #52. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side One – Blank.

Side Two – Short talk given by the Reverend JIM JONES to persons at Opportunity High School during which time JONES presented the school with a $200 check.

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 736 — Radio Transmissions

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “Press Conference April 17” [Note: Continued on 740??]

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #53. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side One – A statement by HARRIET TROPP (phonetic) with a reference to Mr. GARRY’s office. This statement discussed concerned relatives and citizens hiring mercenaries to enter Guyana. TROPP asserts that armed agents entered Guyana and attempted, unsuccessfully, to assassinate JIM JONES and others. TROPP mentions a forthcoming trip of a group of relatives from the United States to Guyana within three to four weeks of this transmission, which is an international phone patch.

TROPP states that their ultimate commitment is that they (the members of the People’s Temple) will not submit quietly to interminable plotting and persecution by the politically motivated conspiracy and they will resist, actively, putting their lives on the line.

TROPP then introduced members of People’s Temple who made various statements to their respective family members in the United States. Each statement expressed a desire to be left alone and to allow them to remain in Guyana without harassment. Background sounds indicate much coaching in these statements by Ms. TROPP and a male voice which may be JIM JONES. These speakers included MARK WAGNER, age 16, MARIA KATSARIS, age 24, WESLEY BRIEDENBACH, age 18, and LEANN HARRIS, age 21.

Side Two – Statements similar to those on Side One, including the coaching. The speakers include LEANN HARRIS, BILLY OLIVER, CHRIS ROSINKO, MARY GRIFFITH, CAROL KERNS, age 19, BOB DAVIS, MARCY SIMON, BARBARA SIMON, CASSANDRA MINOR, age 21, CHRISTINE YOUNG and MARCELINE JONES, wife of JIM JONES. Mrs. JONES stated she would sue the San Francisco press on her return to San Francisco for defamation of character against JIM JONES and the conspiracy against him.

The tape concluded with a question and answer period between members of the press and persons in Guyana via the same international phone patch.

# Q 737 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “News 4-3-78”

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #54. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side One – Voice of an unidentified male, possibly JIM JONES, reading news articles and making short commentary, specifically anti-Capitalist and pro-Socialist and Communist comments.

Side Two – Similar to Side One.

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 738 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Craig 90/ “News April 9, 78”

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #55. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side One – unidentified male, possibly JIM JONES, reading news articles concerning Italy and commentary on those articles. The speaker makes reference to some guests that are expected in Guyana from various embassies.

Side Two is 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 739 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Intermagnetics 60/ unmarked

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #56. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side One – Discussion between three men, “GARY”, “RICHARD”, and “DARRELL”, regarding the sale of an apartment building, garage and furniture store. The second half of this tape involves a conversation between “Debbie” & her mother, and a male named “DON”, possibly a stepfather. The conversation discusses how the press is tearing apart the People’s Temple. “DON” comments that the police and the FBI have charges against JIM JONES and JONES should return to be United States from South America.

Side Two – This contains a continuation of the conversation between “DEBBIE” and “DON”.

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 740 — Radio Transmissions

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Kmart 60/ “Press conference April 17”

Date of transcription: April 5, 1979

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

On March 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 Number 57. This tape was found to contain the following:

A phone patch from Jonestown to someone (unknown) regarding a petition a few families of residents of Jonestown had obtained.

The female voice representing Jonestown was relaying a message from a male voice in the background that went as follows:

“This is MARK FLY (phonetic) and just for the record, my mother beat me the last time I was with her, she beat me and I don’t want to go back to her anymore.”

Female voice – “Malone – same woman as before would like to know why . . .

Female voice – “He does not speak for the people of this project, they speak for themselves.”

Female voice – “In the first place we have never seen any petition – we just heard on the radio the families involved.

Female voice – “In a little while some members of the press from the Bay Area will be invited. The ones who show objectivity.”

Female voice – “They will be allowed to interview.”

# Q 741 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One TDK C90/ “April 16, 78” longer than Maxell C90

Date of transcription: April 5, 1979

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

On March l9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B-62 Number 58. This tape was found to contain the following:

It appears to be a JIM JONES sermon/lecture on the following:

Evils and penalties of stealing

Necessities of good farming

Gas energy

New items for this day (date not mentioned) as editoralized [editorialized] by JONES.

During one of the news items, JONES addressed one of the members.

“By the way LEANNE HARRIS (phonetic) be sure to let your dad know that he had better not come here, that you do not wany [want] anymore part of him, and for him to go straightwith, forthwith to hell because he will not be allowed to come into the interior. Talking about flying a plane, he will be flying in it and it will be shot down, but it can’t be flown in anymore, the government won’t allow it, so you please put on record … JONES went on to emphasize that the father was an undesirable and would not be allowed to come in.

# Q 742 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Sony C90/ “News of the Day April 7, 1978”

Date of transcription: April 5, 1979

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

On March 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 Number 59. This tape was found to contain the following:

A male voice that appears to be JIM JONES lecturing and informing on the following:

The history of Africa with emphasis on Socialism Communism and news items regarding Africa.

JONES went through several news items which he editorilized [editorialized].

# Q 743 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Services Sides 2 & 3” [side 1 at 752?]

Date of transcription: April 5, 1979

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

On March 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 Number 60. This tape was found to contain the following:

A direct sermon/lecture from a person believed to be JIM JONES to his people discussing the evils of the United States of America, Capitalism and the goodness of Socialism, Communism and Russia.

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 744 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Side 4”

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62, 61. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

Reverend JONES is addressing a large group of people and is discussing routine work and scheduling matters.

Side B

This side of the tape is blank.

# Q 745 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Certron C-60/ “April 17 News Tape”

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-62. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

Rock music followed by JIM JONES giving a taped lecture on the philosophy and benefits of socialism as contrasted to the corruption of capitalism.

JIM JONES then gives the news: The invasion of Ethiopia, problems in Rhodesia; layoffs is U.S. industries, etc.

Side B

JIM JONES is talking to his followers in a taped broadcast. States how honored the project has been to have the representative from TASS visiting them.

JONES gives the news. Indicates it is about April 16th. He discusses many topics including problems regarding BERT LANCE and his banking practices.

JONES speaks about Lieutenant Governor DYMALLY’s proposed visit to Jonestown “this July”.

JONES states that ANGELA DAVIS sends her warm regards.

# Q 746 — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “News April 16 1978”

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-63.

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 747 — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “Marcie”

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-64.

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 748 — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ 3/18/76

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-65.

The 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 749 — Tapes Not Summarized

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “JJ Communication … CIA Intrusion”

Date of transcription: 3/21/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-66.

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.

(A handwritten note reads: “CIA Intrusion”. A second four-word note ­ with a single cross-out through it ­ is partially legible, with only the name “Garry” fully readable.

# Q 750 — Tapes Not Summarized

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Roerig/ length unknown, medical tape commercial

Date of transcription: March 30, 1979

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

On March 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #67.

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 751 — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One AudioMagnetics 60/ “Eleanor Tennerson… compromise” 3×5 card

Date of transcription: March 30, 1979

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

On March 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #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.

# Q 752 — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ #1 [precursor to 743?]

Date of transcription: March 30, 1979

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

On March 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #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.

# Q 753 — Tapes Not Summarized

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “News April 19”

Date of transcription: March 30, 1979

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

On March 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #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 754 — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “Lois Pont 1/2/76 sides 3 & 4” 3×5 card

Date of transcription: March 30, 1979

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

On March 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #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 755 — Tapes Not Summarized

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Concertape C-90/ “Where did all the people go” Penney 10-7-74

Date of transcription: March 30, 1979

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

On March 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #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 756 — Jones Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “News April 19, 1978”

Date of transcription: 4/11/79

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

On April 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62#73. This tape was found to contain the following:

A news broadcast by JIM JONES on the day of the death of ALDO MORRO of Italy. The broadcast contains numerous anti-capitalistic and pro-communistic references.

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

# Q 757 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Concertape C-90/ “April 1 Sat Night Service” Gila wasn’t sure of length

Date of transcription: 4/11/79

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

On April 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62#74. This tape was found to contain the following:

A speech by JIM JONES during at “severe headache” period brooching [broaching] topics including:

(1) America’s interest in Jonestown “We’re the Talk of Congress”

(2) JONES rejection of religion and the benefits of communism.

(3) Revolutionary suicide

(4) An indictment of TIM STOEN for his rejection of Jones ideology. JONES said several times (regarding STOEN) “I could kill him”, “I got the man who can get him.” JONES also said (to the assembly), “If TIM gets into a court of law, he can kill you (the assembly),” “I’d like to make him tiger bait.”

(5) TIM STOEN is under constant surveillance by JONES’ group.

(6) JONES appears at one point to be addressing a “learning” group apparently children who are being disciplined for some reason.

(7) Dr. GREEN is shipping for 13,000 pounds of medicine to Jonestown.

(8) JONES mentions that he could call a “White Night” by saying “go thou send me” or It’s it”, a sign to attack the enemies.

(9) JONES said “Andrew Young, according to the foreign minister of Guyana is gonna’ be sacrificed just before the elections… He’s a liability… and yet he lifted up the lone vote in the security counsel to vote for Rhodesia.”

# Q 758 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ “Jim’s Television program” 3×5 card

Date of transcription: 4/11/79

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

On April 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62#75. This tape was found to contain the following:

A television interview of JONES by ” CAROL PARK of Channel 13″ possibly in Ukiah, California.

The remainder of the tape contains segments from several television shows.

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

# Q 759 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “April 15 News”

Date of transcription: 4/11/79

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

On April 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62#76. This tape was found to contain the following:

A news broadcast by JIM JONES about several topics, including:

(1) The arrival on this day of TASS and PRAVDA news correspondents.

(2) Readiness and tactics for Jonestown inhabitants against mercenary kidnappers.

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

# Q 760 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “April 15 News (Russian)”

Date of transcription: 3/28/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 1B62-77. This tape was found to contain the following:

Speech of JIM JONES regarding trip of Prime Minister Burnham (PH) to Lennigrad [Leningrad]. Talks about the City of Lennigrad and historical aspects concerning revolution of October 1917.

Speaks of Soviet Union as Uanguard [Vanguard] of Liberation. Speech political in nature, regarding Social Justice and struggling of oppressed masses for liberation.

# Q 761 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Linetta Jones, 10-17-75, JJ’s life” in envelope

Date of transcription: 3/28/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 1B62-78. This tape was found to contain the following:

Unidentified female interrogating a relative possibly mother of JIM JONES. Concerning JONES’ childhood. Topics discussed where [were] JONES childhood diseases, environment, education and experiences on farm.

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

# Q 762 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 3/28/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 1B62-79. This tape was found to contain the following:

Continuation of interrogation by unidentified female of LYNETTA JONES, Mother of JIM JONES. Interview concerned lifestory of JONES. Interrogator during interview attempts to recruit LYNETTA to join People’s Temple, to assist in Administrative duties.

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 763 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Memorex 60/ “Bunch the Norwoods”

Date of transcription: 3/28/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 1B62-80. This tape was found to contain the following:

The entire tape contained recorded 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 764 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “Side #1 Tape #1”

Date of transcription: 3/28/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 1B62-81. This tape was found to contain the following:

Short news broadcast by JIM JONES, topics included, current unrest in Iran, Revolutionary Socialistic Movement, Government involvement in murder of Malcom-X [Malcolm X] and overthrow of military dicatorship [dictatorship] in Bolvia [Bolivia].

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

# Q 765 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ illegible [word in FBI notes], 7 typed 3×5 cards re IRS & tel calls

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 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62#82. This tape was found to contain the following:

Taped telephone conversations between JONES and IRS Office, Chronicle and a Dr. BOYNTON. Most of the conversation dealt with a tax audit by IRS and a testimonial dinner sponsored by People’s Temple.

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

# Q 766 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ News

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 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62#83. This tape was found to contain the following:

News announcements made by JONES to his constituents in Jonestown. Includes comments on a speech made by SAC CHARLES BATES in the Bay Area Tarzan movies and a suit brought against Synannon [Synanon].

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 767 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ News April 20, 1978

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 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-84. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape contains a recording of the afternoon news announcements made by JONES to the people of JONESTOWN. Subjects included elections in Syria, United Mine Workers contract dispute with Mine Owners and Japanese – Chinese relationships.

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 768 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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

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 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62#85. This tape was found to contain the following:

Recording of telephone conversations that were made by MARCELINE JONES on her return trip from Guyana. She is calling to thank the supporters of People’s Temple.

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

# Q 769 — Music

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One TDK-90/ “10/26/75 Martha Wade legal papers” 2-3×5 cards

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 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62#86. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A:

Blank interspersed with unintelligible conversations.

Small sections has a recording of a discussion of a donor of a gift to People’s Temple.

Side B:

Contains recorded 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 770 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Charles Garry”

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 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-87. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side 1:

Contained a recording of a television broadcast or radio broadcast of an interview with CHARLES GEARY about the BOBBY SEAL [Seale] trial.

Side 2:

Contained several phone conversations of MARSHA JONES with several individuals who had helped Reverend JONES in possibly the establishment of Jonestown. Mrs. JONES during one of her conversations with a female was asked by this female to possibly attend a women’s rally at the Homestead Savings and Loan on March 12, and that the Soviet Women from the Russian Consolate [Consulate] in San Francisco would also be attending. Another conversation by Mrs. JONES was with a male individual concerning the possibility of attending a political dinner at the Hyatt Regency on April 1, year unknown.

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 771 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Memorex 90/ “The Path”, “Sound of a Drum”

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 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-88. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side 1

Contained conversations between several individuals about the media and public attacks on JONESTOWN, Guyana.

Side 2

Contained music and general talk between several people.

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

#Q 772 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics/ “Wanda to Wayne” 2-3×5 cards

Date of transcription: 3/20/79

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 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-89. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side 1 and part of Side 2 contained part of a conversation between a mother and her son by the name of WAYNE, which related to the possibility of WAYNE coming back to the People’s Temple. Part 2 contained a phone conversation from an individual to JONES complaining about a woman from the People’s Temple who was stealing from an elderly woman.

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 773 — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ unmarked

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 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-90.

This tape was found to contain the following:

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

# Q 774 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ Ben 5/9/77

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 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-91. This tape was found to contain the following:

Sides 1 and 2 contained conversations between several individuals who were trying to pursuade [persuade] another individual from leaving the People’s Temple. It appears from the conversation that one of the individuals also trying to pursuade the individual to stay was JIM JONES.

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

# Q 775 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3 (Side 1Side 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Maxell C-90/ “Marcie, Linda 11/5/73, Words & (illegible)”

Date of transcription: April 9, 1979

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

On March 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 Number 92. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side one consists of a conversation between four women (JANET, CLAIRE or CLARA, LINDA and MARCI concerning defection from People’s Temple because of JIM JONES’s “manipulation” of children.

Side two consists of a conversation between a male and a female regartding [regarding] LINDA (LNU [Last Name Unknown]) who is possibly a Temple defector (this side is partially inaudible).

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

# Q 776 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One ConcerTape C-90/ “James Young on Joseph Blair”

Date of transcription: April 9, 1979

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

On March 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B62 Number 93. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side one consists of telephone calls placed by GENE CHAIKEN and a partially inaudible conversation between two males (GENE CHAIKEN and JOHN YOUNG).

Side two is blank.

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

# Q 777 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One unlabeled/ “Jack Beam,” “Jack”

Date of transcription: April 9, 1979

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

On March 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 Number 94. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side one is a discussion among two to three persons about the Pentacostal [Pentecostal] Church in Indiana and JIM JONES’s early involvment [involvement] there as a “healer”.

Side two is blank.

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

# Q 778 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “5-9-76 JJ on Vibrations” 3×5 card

Date of transcription: April 9, 1979

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

On March 19, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 Number 95. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side one consists of JIM JONES and others discussing possible threats against Temple members by drug dealers.

Side two is a recording of a radio or television interview of JIM JONES.

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

# Q 779 — Miscellaneous

SummaryTranscript and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One ConcerTape C-120/ 2/15/74 “Jim Jones Hostage Statement”/ (illegible) sermon side 1, side 2 blank, includes PSE (illegible)

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #96. This tape was found to contain the following:

Recordings of television news broadcasts concerning the kidnapping of PATRICIA HEARST.

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 780 — Miscellaneous

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One ConcerTape C-120/ “News of the Day, April 4, 1978”

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #97. This tape was found to contain the following:

An oral summary of the news made by an unidentified 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 780a — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #98. This tape was found to contain the following:

Recorded 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 781 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One ConcerTape C-120/ Service April 2

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 # 99. This tape was found to contain the following:

Recording of a Sunday evening meeting.

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 782 — Miscellaneous

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One TDK C-120/ News April 1

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #100. This tape was found to contain the following:

An oral summary of the news made by an unidentified 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 782A — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 4/4/79

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

On March 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-101. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side 1 includes a female voice announcing that DONNY CASANOVA should come to the radio room.

Side 2 includes a female voice requesting LEE INGRAM to come to the radio room.

Side 1 also includes a male voice reading the noon news from Guyana. The text is anti-United States and pro-Soviet and pro-Socialist in its tenor. At the end of the news, the male announces that because of the water shortage, a bucket brigade will form in the garden at 3:30; that there will be a rally that night to discuss production levels; and that names of persons wasting water will be taken and the persons would be “brought up for learning.”

Both sides of the tape include a muffled monologue in which the language is undecipherable.

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 783 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Compact Cassette C-120/ “2/4/76 Moscone promises appointments” 3×5 card/ Marked side is blank, other side has Moscone interview

Date of transcription: 4/5/79

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-102. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side 1 includes a conversation by at least three males regarding some campaign. Reference is made to the “mayor” and to assistance to be given by members of the People’s Temple. At one point, one voice says he does not want to give BARBEGELATA something he can be firing at him. Discussion includes possible appointment of People’s Temple people to the Human Rights Commission, the Redevelopment Commission, and the Police Commission of San Francisco. Names of people, including CHARLIE BROWN, JUDY CLOWARD, DIANE WOODS, RHONDA CRAWFORD, LOU DAVIS, and CAROLUN LOOMAN are mentioned, however, their status is not clear.

Side 2 of the tape is a continuation of the conversation plus a recording of a television news broadcast of News Scene with VAN AMBURG, JERRY JENSEN, and PETER CLEVELAND, who interviews MARIE DUNCAN or DUCKETT, a reformed narcotics addict and People’s Temple member, and Reverend JIM JONES of 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 784 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Scotch C-60/ “Celebration for Change Nov. 30, 1975”

Date of transcription: 4/5/79

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B62-103. This tape was found to contain the following:

Celebration at Glide Memorial Church honoring CECIL WILLIAMS, prior to June, 1976, with Assemblyman WILLIE BROWN as Master of Ceremonies. Speakers include BOB HAYES, San Francisco Examiner; BELVAH DAVIS, KPIX-TV; ANGELA DAVIS, teacher; MILTON MARKS, State Senator; MARGO ST. JAMES, head of COYOTE; Revered JIM JONES, People’s Temple; Senator GEORGE MOSCONE, candidate for Mayor of San Francisco; ED FREEMAN, Director of ONI Trucking; and CECIL WILLIAMS.

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 785 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note One BASF C-60/ “Peoples Temple Choir”

Date of transcription: 4/5/79

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-104. This tape was found to contain the following:

Recorded music on both sides.

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

# Q 786 — Radio Transmissions

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ unmarked

Date of transcription: 4/5/79

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 29, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62-105. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side 1 contains an unnamed male describing his acute depression.

Side 2 includes radio-phone conversation between daughter and mother. Daughter advised mother that the father is spreading lies that she cannot leave the place. She alleges that father molested her when she was young and “messed up” her life. Mother insists on face-to-face meeting, stating she does not believe daughter is free to come and go. Daughter, whose name may be MARIE, is 24 years old and she sends greetings to ELAINE, ANTHONY, and JACK, who may be sister and brothers.

Also on Side 2 is continuation of side 1 which was apparently was recorded over by conversation above.

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 787 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “April 18 Peoples Rally”

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

JIM JONES lecturing/reprimanding members, stating that they do not exhibit enough pride. JONES stated that a Russian visited the commune. JONES ridiculed/critisized [criticized] the press. JONES also reprimanded the members regarding promiscuity and stated the women who get pregnant will be penalized.

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 788 — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Kmart 60/ “1×2” longer (illegible) Maxell

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

JIM JONES lecturing on numerous topics: namely, the religious history of South America; JONES advising ham radio operator WBIABF of the achievements of the People’s Temple commune. Male at Jonestown conversing with team radio operators, including Dr. AGNASVAR (phonetic) in Chanango Bridge, New York. JONES transmitting to San Francisco 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 789 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One BASF 90/ “Monica Peterson”/ 2 cards

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

Conversation of a male and female in Los Angeles. Much of the conversation was inundated by the background traffic noise. Female stated that she met NIXON and that a female Superior Court Judge owes her favors.

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 790 — Miscellaneous

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #109. This tape was found to contain the following:

Male (probably physician) dictating when examining several patients.

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 791 — Miscellaneous

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Nobility C-60/ (illegible) all over it, prob. music

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

Male (probably physician) dictating when examining patients. Recorded music from KSFX, San Francisco.

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 792 — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Certron C-60/ “News April 11 (16?)”

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

JIM JONES lecturing on “last months” weather as reported/published by CONRAD PERSAD (phonetic), Meteorologist. Also lectured about world politics and news reports from Georgetown, Guyana. JONES expressed strong distaste for capitalism and the U.S., expressing adulation for socialism and the USSR. JONES admonished People’s Temple members who were stealing.

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 793 — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Jonestown mtg 2/23/77 #2” in envelope

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 #112.This tape was found to be blank.

# Q 794 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “Press Conf re: Classes” “Instructions from JJ” 3×5 card

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 number 1B62 #113. This tape was found to contain the following:

A press conference concerning ELDRIDGE CLEAVER and a strategy meeting.

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 795 — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Payless Dyna-Tone 90/ “Instructions” in envelope w/ card/ (illegible) tape is blank, listening tapes?

Date of transcription: 4/11/79

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

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

Side A and B are blank.

Q 796 — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One TDK 90/ “No-1”

Date of transcription: 4/11/79

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

On April 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68 2. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A and B are blank.

# Q 797 — Miscellaneous

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 60/ 9/26/72 interview w/ JJ

Date of transcription: 3/22/79

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

On March 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B62 #100. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A

Bay Area Newscast Interview of JIM JONES at Redwood City, California

Side B

Bay Area Newscast Interview of JIM JONES at Redwood City, California

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 798 — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Bud 120/ “Karl Irvin & Pat Grunnet 12/12/73″/ Side 1 about 25 min. only

Date of transcription: 4/11/79

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

On April 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68 4.

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 799 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ “JJ/Rosalyn Carter 9-13-76”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A – End of tape contains a recorded conversation between JIM JONES and an unidentified female sounding like Rosalynn Carter.

Side B – Blank.

# Q 800 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 90/ “For Dr. Reid to hear” 3×5 card

Date of transcription: 3/27/79

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

On 3/30/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-6. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES is cutting a tape for the Guyanese Foreign Minister. He is communicating with him because of rumors that comrades “Carmichael” and “Lambert” are attempting to discredit them. He says the only thing he has done is father a child with TIM STOEN’s wife and that the potential for court action in this matter is the reason they are staying in Guyana. He tells him that the people have voted to die rather than return to the U.S.

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