Jonestown Audiotape Primary Project:
FBI Summaries Q 801 – Q 900

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# Q 801 — Miscellaneous

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Bristol/ Medical tape

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 3/27/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-7 This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a professional symposium on disease.

# Q 802 — Miscellaneous

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio/Scope 36/ Medical tape

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 3/29/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-8 This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a Mayo Clinic program on heart failure.

# Q 803 — Miscellaneous

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio-Abstracts/ Medical tape

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 3/28/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-9. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording titled Audio Abstracts of Internal Medicine – 1972.

# Q 804 — Miscellaneous

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Bristol/ Medical tape

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 3/30/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-10. This tape was found to contain the following:

A pre-recorded Medical forum.

#†Q 805 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Realistic C-120/ for JJ Statements

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 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-11. This tape was reviewed and the following is a transcript of side one:

“I am a confirmed and committed Socialist. I am confirmed and committed to JIM JONES as well I have been for years and I always will be, however, years ago when I joined this group I was a passivist [pacifist]. I really believed that we could effect meaningful social change using Democratic practices. I no longer believe that’s true. Now I think the only way in the words of MAO to change society is through the barrel of a gun and I’m committed to that principle as well. It’s only JIM’s guidance that has stopped me from acting out in this way because I see no other use or meaning for my life. In the past I’ve done a number of things for the Socialist cause that are not acceptable to the society or could not be construed in any way as being legal, but these are not considerations of mine. The only consideration I have is the advancement of the Socialist cause.”

“My name is JEAN FORESTER BROWN. I believe in JIM JONES. I believe in Socialism, but I do not believe that it is possible any longer in this country to effect change and to bring about Socialism without violent revolt, and I am pledged by everything that I hold dear that I will give my life in a violent overthrow of this government, and if it comes to it, I will stick a grenade or a bomb in my body and go to the Senate or the Congress of this country and blow myself and this Government up. I am committed to this Socialist revolution and the violent manner against the better judgment of my pastor who has cautioned me against it but I can do no other.”

“This is JUNE CRYM. For years I have been a Socialist. I believe in Socialism as the only way, the only way to effect a change in this country is to go about it through violent means. We have reached a point where passivism [pacifism] does not work. If I have the chance and I will take it any time I can, I will do anything I can to blow up any part of this Government. I will take part or conspire in any thing I can to destroy this Government. I will assassinate President CARTER. I will do what I can to destroy the Senate or any part of this Government that continues this terrible course of events existing now in this country. The only thing that has kept me from going ahead and doing this is my pastor, JIM JONES . I thank him for keeping my temper under control and one of these days if I didn’t have him I would let loose and do what I had had in my mind for years.”

“This is BONNIE BECK and I think that it’s about time that we face up to the reality that I’ve sat here for years and I’ve watched JIM talk about being a passivist [pacifist] and turning the other cheek and trying to educate the people and show kindness and all its gotten me is sick. I think it’s about time that I get on with what I know has to be done. I mean in a way CUSTER had the right idea. You kill them to save them. And my choice at this point is to get rid of the mother fuckers. They’re doing nothing hut causing people to die. They’re causing them to starve. They’re causing them to be sick and I think the best thing right now is to get rid of their ass. I see no other alternative. Everything that he’s spoken about is fine and good but nothing happens. All’s that happens to good people is they get sicker, they get poorer and the mother fuckers get rewarded so fuck them all. I’m ready to off them and I don’t care what anybody says. They’ve had it in my book.”

“This is HARRIET TROPP and I’ve done alot [a lot] of thinking in the past few weeks and I just thought I should make a few things clear. Number one, I’ve been a member of the People’s Temple for seven years and I have seen JIM JONES give his life to the ideals of peaceful change within the system to bring about a more just society. I fully have supported everything he has ever done. I believe in him. I believe in his sincerity and I stand committed to what he believes in, his ideals, and his actions, I have no disagreement with him whatsoever. However, I know that my commitment has always been a more militant one, in the sense that he knows how to convince me not to participate in violent activities or to commit really anti-social acts. And I’ve been reluctantly convinced because I could see the pragmaticism of his point of view. However, what is sincere for him, what is a sincere belief in passivism [pacifism] for him, has always been play acting for me because I am basically a very violent person. And a person who believes in the destruction of this society, in the overthrow of this Government by violent means, and the reinstitution of a completely different economic system and I believe in killing representatives of this Government and of the establishment, the law enforcement. I will do so. The point of time has come into my life where I can no longer maintain myself in a passivistic [pacifistic] organization such as People’s Temple under the guidance of a person like JIM JONES who believes in non-violent change. And I’ve decided that I will in the future work out my political beliefs which are for me, Communist, although Reverend JONES is not a Communist and I will do so, I will take my Communist ideology into the streets with violent activity and destroy, kill, maim, or blow up anything and everything that I feel will be a valid way of protesting the system, which includes law enforcement, PG&E, you know power stations, things like that which I have long planned on doing and have plans to do but I have been prevented from doing this by JIM JONES’ teachings.”

“Hello. My name is RICHARD D. TROPP. All I want to say is I’ve been a member of People’s Temple for many years and JIM JONES is a very compassionate man, but even he is this kind of person and he is very committed to human ideals, I feel he is going about it in entirely the wrong way. Things are not moving fast enough. We got to get some guns. I believe it’s true that revolution comes out of the barrel of a gun. And these mother fucking people who have been ripping off poor people and have been fucking over the world. I got myself together a bunch of people and we’re going to do something about it. We’re not going to sit around here and talk theory and bullshit about this and that. We’re going to get ourselves some of these big wigs. I seen hotels, I know it’s easy to get into these hotels and these convention rooms. Get some guns, get some bombs. We can get this place blown up. We can get these places all blown up. We can get of things done. We better get started on it. And I’m planning on taking action very soon. Don’t know where but I cannot stay any longer a passivist [pacifist]. Any longer anybody that’s non-violent. This is just completely ridiculous. It’s not doing anybody any good. It’s the kind of thing, okay you know we’re just spinning our wheels. We got to get something done so I think we’re going to have to kill some of these people, from the President on down, I mean the Senators, the Congressmen, get some of these corporation heads, board of directors. Right in there at the very top level. Create havoc, terrorism. I think with a bunch of people we can get some people together. I got some contacts with the underground movement, terrorists, NWLF and they said right on we’re going to tear it up. So we going to get it together right away.”

Voices terminate and the rest of the tape is blank. Side two contains telephone call from what appears to be a female complaining to a People’s Temple male concerning excessive and unjust use of her aunt’s funds. Side two also contains some short phone calls and one call from LEE to JIM JONES about DENNIS (apparently DENNIS BANKS) and Treasury investigations.

# Q 805a — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

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 3/29/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-12. This tape was found to contain the following:

Phone conversations with JONES and some unknown persons and with YVONNE GOLDEN. Nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be beneficial to the investigation.

# Q 806 — Radio Transmissions

[Ed. note: The FBI has two tapes identified as Q 806. Despite the different descriptions and notations on each entry, they are apparently the same tape.]

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Tracs 60/ Maria Katsaris message to Dick McCoy 9/18/77

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 3/30/79 Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-13. This tape was found to contain the following:

Radio to radio personal broadcasts between Peoples Temple and Jonestown. Nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature.

# Q 806 (2) — Radio Transmissions

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 7/6/79

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

On June 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-23. This tape was found to contain the following:

Radio transmission from MARIA CATSARIS refusing to return to her father’s home. This appears to be a broadcast from Jonestown to Georgetown, Guyana.

(Handwritten note has date of “9/18/77”)

# Q 807 — Jones Speaking

[Ed. note: The FBI has two tapes identified as Q 807. Despite the different descriptions and notations on each entry, they are apparently the same tape.]

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One ConcerTape C-120/ Services Thursday April 6

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 3/29/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-14. This tape was found to contain the following:

A Peoples rally in Guyana (a kangaroo court).

# Q 807 (2) — Jones Speaking

Date of transcription: 6/29/79

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

On June 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68 #C24. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape is labeled “Service Thursday April 6”. JONES speaks of personal problems of some of the followers. JONES individually commends many of the workers while reprimanding others. Individual followers admit short comings and discuss problems among the group. JONES lectures the virtues of discipline, love and trust.

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

# Q 808 — Identified Individuals Speaking

[Ed. note: The FBI has two tapes identified as Q 808. Despite the different descriptions and notations on each entry, they are apparently the same tape.]

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Audio Magnetics 120/ Group discussion w/ CRL 3×5 card

Date of transcription: 7/6/79

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

On June 12, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B68 25. This tape was found to contain the following:

Tape identified as “Group Discussion W/CRL following her theft of $400. Participants:

STOEN (GRACE and TIM)

CAROLYN

PATTI

SHARON

PROKES

KAREN

DALE

JACK BEAM, SR.

A.J.

October 25, 1975 M.J.P” C.R.L. appears to be CHRISTINE LUCIENTE (phonetic)

The tape consists of a group inquiry into the reason why CHRISTINE stole money. Much of the conversation is inaudible due to a crying baby and the genera quality of the recording.

Much of the discussion concerns how much money is missing and how to prevent future thefts.

# Q 808 (2) — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

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 3/30/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-15. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of an uproar which ensued after the discovered theft $2000 from the offering. This takes place in San Francisco. Nothing was contained thereon of an evidentiary nature.

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

#Q 809 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

[Ed. note: The FBI has two tapes identified as Q 809. Despite the different descriptions and notations on each entry, they are apparently the same tape.]

MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One ConcerTape C120/ Carry Bass — legal release

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 3/30/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-16. This tape was found to contain the following:

A person with a body recorder listens in on a complaint by the son of a Peoples Temple member who feels his mother was donating money and jewelry which were properly his. Nothing of an evidentiary nature was contained thereon.

Q 809 (2) — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

Date of transcription: 7/6/79

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

On June 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-C26. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of two people discussing donations to the PT. Most of the conversation is inaudible. The cassette also has a piece of paper, 3 x 5 card, attached to it dated March 23, 1975. The card refers to the release of donations to the PT. The reverse side is blank.

# Q 810 — Jones Speaking

[Ed. note: The FBI has two tapes identified as Q 810. Despite the different descriptions and notations on each entry, they are apparently the same tape.]

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One ConcerTape C120/ JJ to Dennis Denny 10/5/75 2-3×5 cards

Date of transcription: 7/6/79

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

On June 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-C-27. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES talking with someone about the guardianship of some children. JIM JONES then talks with an individual by the name of JOHNDAHL concerning the beating of a child.

Included on the cassette are two orange 3 x 5 cards and two white 4 x 6 cards.

Q 810 (2) — Jones Speaking

Date of transcription: 4/3/79

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

On 4/3/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-17. This tape was found to contain the following:

Phone conversations between JONES and officials of Mendocino County; a Mr. Denny and Sheriff Dahl. This concerns an arrest of a Peoples Temple member teacher for beating a student. It is noted that at that time Peoples Temple had 50 guardianships under their jurisdiction.

# Q 811— Identified Individuals Speaking

[Ed. note: The FBI has two tapes identified as Q 811. Despite the different descriptions and notations on each entry, they are apparently the same tape.]

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

FBI preliminary tape identification note One ConcerTape 120/ “Lena Flowers (illegible)” 2-4×6 cards

Date of transcription: 7/6/79

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

On June 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B68 28. This tape was found to contain the following:

Tape identified on side one as (words deleted) and on side two as “RON TALLEY _ Counsel.”

Side one is mostly inaudible but appears to deal with (words deleted)

Side two RON discusses his personal problems with alcohol, traffic violations, work, gambling and immaturity.

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7c, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.”)

Q 811 (2) — Miscellaneous

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 April 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68 #18. This tape was found to contain the following:

Distant conversation which was unintelligible.

# Q 812 — Identified Individuals Speaking

[Ed. note: The FBI has two tapes identified as Q 812. Despite the different descriptions and notations on each entry, they are apparently the same tape.]

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Compact Cassette C120/ 2/18/76 call to Ralph Rath 3×5 card

Date of transcription: 7/6/79

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

On June 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B68-C29. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape is labeled, “February 18, 1976, call to RALPH RATH, following his interview with JJ” The unidentified caller speaks to RALPH (LNU [Last Name Unknown]) prior to an article being written about JONES, and subsequent to the interview. RALPH is appreciative of JONES and the church and indicates a favorable article to be published. Attached to this tape was a 3 x 5 pink card with a note from MIKE PROKES to J.J. with a summary of the above facts of the tape.

Q 812 (2) — Tapes Not Summarized

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 April 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68 #19.

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 813 — Tapes Not Summarized

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

[Ed. note: The FBI has two tapes identified as Q 813. Despite the different descriptions and notations on each entry, they are apparently the same tape.]

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Compact Cassette C120 “Charlie give credit to J for saving his life”

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 April 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68 #20.

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 813 (2) — Jones Speaking

Date of transcription: 7/6/79

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

On June 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-C-30. This tape was found to contain the following:

Telephone call to brother BENJAMIN from MICHAEL PROKES with no real comprehensive conversation. Also contained on the cassette is a recording of a meeting headed by JIM JONES.

# Q 814 — Tapes Not Summarized

[Ed. note: The FBI has two tapes identified as Q 814. Despite the different descriptions and notations on each entry, they are apparently the same tape.]

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 April 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68 #21.

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 814 (2) — Jones Speaking

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Penncrest C-120 “News 31/3/78”

Date of transcription: 7/6/79

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

On June 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-C31. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape is labeled “News March 31, 1978, Noon News March 31, 1978, Night. Good tape.” JONES reads current events and the world news to his followers with occasional editorial comment.

# Q 815 — Identified Individuals Speaking

[Ed. note: The FBI has two tapes identified as Q 815. Despite the different descriptions and notations on each entry, they are apparently the same tape.]

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Norelco C-120/ “Jim Mc. & Rosie 1/5/75”

Date of transcription: 7/6/79

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

On June 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B68-C32. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape is labeled “JIM MC and ROSIE, January 5, 1975.” It is a recording of what appears to be a muffled conversation in a moving car, followed by a lengthy tape of what appears to be two persons engaged in sexual activities in a bedroom. Conversation is infrequent and muffled, many times unintelligible. There appears to be no items of evidentiary nature on this tape. Attached to this tape was a 5 x 8 sheet of lined paper entitled “tape on ROSIE and JIM MC, January 5, 1975”. A short summary of the tape was set forth on this paper.

Q 815 (2) — Miscellaneous

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 April 3, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68 #22. This tape was found to contain the following:

Distant unintelligible conversation.

# Q 816 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Billy Vaughn”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-20. This tape was found to contain the following:

Stereo music.

# Q 816a — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/26/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-21. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 817 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Nat King Cole”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-22. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 818 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Earth, Wind & Fire”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-23. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 819 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Racist TV. Show”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-24. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music, a lecture on compost heaps, and JIM JONES giving the “News of the Day” with commentary, much of it at poor quality recording.

# Q 820 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “CHI”

Date of transcription: 6/26/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-25. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 821 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-26. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 821a — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-27. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# †Q 831 — Radio transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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

On June 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B95. This tape was found to contain the following:

Phrases which appear to be coded.

Agent used People’s Temple code book to decode the words underlined with decoded word or phrase shown in parenthesis.

JIM has already made request to Mr. MARCUS (LLOYD BARKER, Commissioner of Guyana Police.) Request was unfinished to Mr. RICHARDS (EVELLE YOUNGER) and step it up, step it up. Mr. RICHARDS (EVELLE YOUNGER) will understand in view of everything.

The majority of the recorded transmissions were uncomprehensible [incomprehensible].

Q 832 — Miscellaneous

FBI preliminary tape identification note Marked in part “Marvin Swinney & Rev. Jones”

Date of transcription: 3/13/79

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

On March 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B60 #6. This tape was found to contain the following:

There is no discernible sound on either side except for a very vague background noise, which may consist of speech or conversation.

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

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

# †Q 833 (1) — Jones Speaking

[Ed. note: The FBI has two tapes identified as Q 833. Despite the different descriptions and notations on each entry, they are the same tape.]

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

FBI preliminary tape identification note Marked in part “White Night”

Date of transcription: 3/13/79

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

On March 6, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B60 #7. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape is identical in it’s entirety to Tape 1B60 #8.

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

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

# †Q 833 (2) — Jones Speaking

Date of transcription: 6/8/79

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

On June 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B60-8. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES, addressing a large room of his followers, is discussing the security problem relating to all of the new people which had just come to Jonestown. The problem lies in the presence of possible CIA Agents in the country. JONES said he was told by a friend in the U. S. Embassy that there was an element in the country which was being controlled by the CIA.

JONES then relates the events leading to and including the Cuban missile crisis of 1963 and describes the events which he experienced while he was in Cuba in the early 1960s. He describes the crises of the time leading up to and including the missile crisis as Cuba’s white nights. He added that he learned about revolution in Cuba.

He said that decadence was being allowed in Jonestown because people could only be expected to make changes slowly, but that they should, at least some of the time, think about things of a revolutionary nature.

He advises that Jonestown is under a white night alert and that several groups of people had not reported; he said that supervisors of these groups should make an accountability check immediately.

He then continues discussion of revolutions around the world, including that of CASTRO in Cuba, the Israeli-Palestinian situation as well as revolution by the Soviet people. The Soviet people have had to face white nights for three years while their country was being invaded.

He complained to the audience that there was a lack of attention during the news broadcasts which are made daily by him and adds that if they had listened they would have known that something was in the wind when he jumped onto Central Supply earlier in the day.

He states then that he would like to be able to fight a revolution and that he was ready to fight for this land on which Jonestown was centered, at the drop of a hat.

He then relates the reason for the white night alert, which consists of a confrontation between him and representatives of the AMA, as well as of the press, whom he had refused admission to Jonestown. The AMA was refusing to give a license to any doctor in Jonestown until an inspection by the AMA had been made.

He then continues to speak of the revolutionary nature of the Soviet Union and the fact that they had won more revolutions than anyone else and had thus shown their revolutionary leadership. He said he would be meeting with the Soviet Union and added that “their wish is our command.” He then began a discussion of the support of the Guyanese ministers for Jonestown, as well as the political situation in Guyana, and relates incidents of civil, racial strife within the United States recently.

He then states that they (Jonestown) were equipped to commit revolutionary suicide if it were to become necessary. He adds that it is immoral to commit selfish suicide or suicide for selfish reasons. He says that if tonight they were to drink some potion, that this would be a revolutionary suicide and that such a suicide would be committed if there were no other alternative. He adds that this would be an honorable thing to do.

He continues by saying that he is glad that there is a point where people die. He says that one should train himself not to react to pain so that he would be steeled against torture designed to extract information.

He says that this reason for coming to Jonestown was to prove that a socialized commune could work.

He says that he is sometimes nervous about some of his followers, which often brings on a white night or a crisis such as this.

He then states that he wants to learn all that he can about assassinations and mentions the movie, “Day of the Jackal” (a movie which deals with a terrorist plot to assassinate French President CHARLES DE GAULLE), and adds that everyone should watch this movie. He says that the movie was obtained by “special concession” for Jonestown. He states that the book is even better. At this point, a female begins to give a briefing on a meeting of the Guyanese ministers. It is mentioned that JONES has made a good friend with the head of the GDF (Guyana Defense Force). JONES reiterates that a state of emergency exists at this time.

Further discussion of the influence of the various Guyanese ministers ensues.

He then mentions, apparently to someone in the audience, that he was not pointing the gun at that person and adds that before “this cannon” goes off, he would have to cock it.

He says that some people need to be reminded not to walk over the hill in order to tell of all of the capabilities of Jonestown. Again a discussion of the power and influence of the various Guyanese ministers who are favorable toward Jonestown continues.

Then an unidentified male mentions that we (Jonestown) had gone through a number of white nights and due to the strategy of JONES had come through them successfully. He then goes into a discussion of the AMA coming into and inspecting the medical facilities in Jonestown, as well as the AMA’s refusal to license a doctor which already had been treating people in this area.

The name TIM STOEN (phonetic) is brought up by JONES, who discusses the possibility that he may be an Agent sent to work against Jonestown.

Throughout the tape, JONES has told people in the audience to stay awake or to wake up. He reminds them that they are in a wartime situation. He says, “Are you people gonna take notice that we’re in a war emergency room?” At this point a sound similar to that of a shot from a shotgun is heard and is followed by the sound of a shotgun being racked and an empty shell casing hitting the floor of the room. JONES then says, “Next time I’m gonna fire it over your heads.”

JONES then relates again the possibility of a CIA Agent being in Jonestown and even in the room where this meeting is being conducted. He then mentions that maybe they will take a flame thrower or this cannon and shoot it out into the trees just in case that there is someone out there with whom someone inside of Jonestown is communicating. He adds that he had reason to believe that someone is predicting the behavior Jonestown too accurately. He says that someone may be getting out of Jonestown and adds that if someone disappears one night, “You’ll understand that they’ve been translated like Jesus was.”

He then asks if a person in the room would like to confess before the matter is dealt with in another way. He relates that someone had been overheard saying that they were lucky that they were not being sent to Georgetown for the show or they would run. JONES again asks that person to talk about it and then says, “Sleep tight tonight. Good dreams.” He continues by saying that that person should either talk about it or they would pay for it and adds that there are witnesses to that statement having been made. He adds that nothing would happen if that person were to get up and talk about it at this time.

At that point the tape ends.

†Q 834-1 — Radio transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Scotch C-90 magnetic tape cassette labeled in part “Original”

Date of transcription: 6/14/79

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

On June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B96-Part I. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES broadcasting a “People’s Rally” wherein he speaks of the “conspiracy” to remove his son from Jonestown. He stated “I refuse … I’ll go to jail … we want a country that will give us asylum … we want to all leave together.” Further JONES states, “If they come to take one of us they will have to take all of us.” This tape is mostly inaudible due to radio interference and static.

†Q 834-2 — Radio transmissions

Date of transcription: 6/18/79

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

On June 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B96-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

Radio transmission between Reverend JIM JONES and MARCELINE, his wife, who apparently is in San Francisco. JONES broadcasting to her and all who are listening that Jonestown is no external threat to the U.S. This apparently was in preparation for an upcoming press release as MARCELINE taped JONES’ message. Most of this tape is not understandable. JONES talks about there being an arrest warrant out for him and that he was never served with any writ of Habeas Corpus.

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

# Q 836 — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

FBI preliminary tape identification note One Realistic C-60 magnetic tape cassette marked in part “Jones Winter 77-78”

Date of transcription: 6/29/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the assassination of the United States Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. (Line of type deleted) furnished the FBI with a cassette tape regarding radio transmissions during the winter months of 1977 and 1978.

(A marginal note indicates the words were deleted under Freedom of Information Act exemption b7d, “investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes … [and which] disclose the identity of a confidential source…”)

On June 4, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B94. This tape was found to contain the following:

A tape which is uncomprehensible [incomprehensible] on Side A and is in Morse Code on Side B.

Side B: The Morse Code (CW) consists of 35 groups, five characters per group of letters and numbers ending with “MY NAME IS ROB”. The impression is that the individual furnishing this tape was practicing his code.

One other CW transmission on this tape was a commercial Ship to Shore Station identifying itself “KLB QSX”.

#Q 837 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Natalie Cole”

Date of transcription: 6/26/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-28. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 838 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Grover Washington”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-29. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

Q 839 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Atlantic music label

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-30. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 840 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/26/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-31. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 841 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Singers”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-32. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 842 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-33. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 843 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-34. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music and song.

# Q 844 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Tape 11”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-35. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 845 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Spinners”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-36. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 846 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Spinners”

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-37. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 847 — Miscellaneous

Summary and MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-38. This tape was found to contain the following:

Comedy monologue by unidentified male individual.

# Q 848 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-39. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 849 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 13, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B104-40. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 850 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Brother Johnson”

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 1B104-41. This tape was found to contain the following:

Current pop music.

# Q 851 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “1812 Overture”

Date of transcription: 7/3/79

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

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

Approximately 25 minutes of classical music on one side. The remaining portions of the tape were blank.

[The tape is listed and described as music. it is actually a meeting.]

# Q 852 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Summertime”

Date of transcription: 7/2/79

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

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 853 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-4. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 854 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 6/14/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-5. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 855 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

Date of transcription: 7/2/79

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

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-6. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

#Q 856 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

FBI preliminary tape identification note Labeled in part “Classical”

Date of transcription: 7/3/79

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

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-7. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape is blank on one side for the first five minutes, followed by 45 minutes of classical music (reversed). The other side of the tape contains the same 45 minutes of classical music.

#Q 857 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 6/14/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-8. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

Q 858 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Capitol music label

Date of transcription: 7/2/79

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

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-9. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

Q 859 — Music

FBI preliminary tape identification note Dot music label

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-10. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music.

# Q 866A — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C1. This tape was found to contain the following: Conversation between two males concerning medical treatment. The quality of this tape is such that much of it is inaudible.

# Q 867 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/29/79

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

On June 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C2. This tape was found to contain the following: Much of the tape is inaudible; however in listening to the few places which are audible, it sounds as though the recording is about various body parts, and may concern a physical examination.

# †Q 868 — Radio transmissions

MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/29/79

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

On June 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C3. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A of the tape is blank.

Side B of the tape contains radio transmissions between an unidentified female and an unidentified male, possibly JIM JONES.

The radio transmissions appear to have been coded messages with reference to names such as ELI, LAURA, MILDRED, and NICK. ELI is mentioned more frequently than any other name.

The computerized code book reflects the following meanings for the aforementioned names:

1) ELI — Treasury Department

2) LAURA — CARTMELL, PATTY

3) MILDRED — BUFORD, TERRI

4) NICK — KAHN, ALBERT McCOY

# Q 869 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B102-C4 This tape was found to contain the following: Muffled and mostly inaudible conversation among a group of people and various mechanical noises. Some of this conversation appears to deal with the “conspiracy” against JIM JONES and people’s Temple. One of the parties to this conversation appears to have a West Indian accent and appears to be a Guyanan official, possibly a policeman.

# Q 870 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B102-C5. This tape was found to contain the following: What appears to be a clandestinely recorded conversation with a People’s Temple defector named MARION FREESTONE, also known as “‘WHITEY” concerning JIM JONES and People’s Temple made under the ruse of buying a house trailer from him. The female making the recording uses the name PAT HOLDER.

# Q 871 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C6. This tape was found to contain the following: Statements being read by elderly female saying that JIM JONES has offered to transport her to Georgetown, the Soviet Union or Cuba for medical treatment but she does not want to leave. She wants to die in Jonestown among her friends. This tape was made on July 4, 1978.

# Q 872 — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C7. This tape was found to contain the following:

This is a blank tape.

# Q 873 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C8. This tape was found to contain the following: Group discussion of People’s Temple and Jonestown by People’s Temple members in California.

# †Q 874 — Radio transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 6/29/79

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

On June 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C9. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A contains music from Radio Station KSFX and radio transmissions. The radio transmissions concern medical treatment, medical supplies and the term “metallic base drug” is used quite often. The transmissions are between an unidentified female individual and an unidentified male individual, possibly JIM JONES.

Side B also contains radio transmissions between an unidentified female individual and an unidentified male individual, possibly JIM JONES. The tape contains references to the medical field, specifically obstetrics and geriatrics. At one point, the female individual asks the male individual whether or not it is okay to talk about preventative medical training and the male individual answers okay.

In addition, the male makes reference to getting all the notes from IRENE. The computerized code book reflects “IRENE” as a code name for “MARCELINE”.

The transmissions further go on to state that the community revolves around agriculture, all themes of the community are in commedy [commodity] form, and entertainment revolves around production.

This portion of the tape appears to contain information the male individual is furnishing to the female individual for inclusion into a report or documentary about the community.

The transmissions then concern affidavits, letters, the State Department, “CHRISTOPHER”, and “Mrs. SANTIAGO”.

The computerized code book reflects “CHRISTOPHER” as the code name for TIM S[TOEN] and “Mrs. SANTIAGO” as the code name for a division letter.

# Q 875 — Miscellaneous

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.
To read Commentaries and articles on this tape, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C10 This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of newscasts about the murder of five people, one of which was Congressman LEO J. RYAN.

# Q 876 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 June 9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C11. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording that contains children singing popular songs and interviewing each other.

# Q 877 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B102-C12. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of a telephone conversation between a female using the name RADI HOLSOM (phonetic) and MARGARIETTE ESPOSITO (phonetic) where HOLSOM attempts to solicit information about ESPOSITO’s father.

#Q 878 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/25/79

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

On June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C13. This tape was found to contain the following: Side A is blank except for one song at the end. Side B is all music.

# Q 879 —Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C14. This tape was found to contain the following: The tape is blank.

# Q 881 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/25/79

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

On June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C15. This tape was found to contain the following: A short phone call from a female in the legal section of the Temple to an unidentified person. The rest of Side A and all of Side B is blank.

# Q 882 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C16. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of numerous telephone conversations.

# Q 883 —Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/25/79

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

On June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C17. This tape was found to contain the following: Both sides are blank.

# Q 884 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C18. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of a press conference where the speakers tell the press how impressive Jonestown was and how the people have a happy way of life.

# Q 885 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/25/79

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

On June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C19. This tape was found to contain the following: Side A contains an unknown man resigning from the Temple because he failed the bar exam for a third time. Side B is blank.

# †Q 886 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C20. This tape was found to contain the following: A lecture on Socialism and current events.

# Q 887 — Jones Speaking

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

Date of transcription: 6/25/79

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

On June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C21. This tape was found to contain the following: A JIM JONES lecture on the Soviet Union and international politics followed by a news of the day lecture.

# †Q 888 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C22. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of interviews with people who have been close to death.

# Q 889 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2)

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C23. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of music and an individual talking about a board meeting.

# Q 890 — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/21/79

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 June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C24. This tape was found to contain the following: A blank tape.

# Q 891 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/25/79

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

On June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C25. This tape was found to contain the following: Side A contained a short news item regarding anti-Jonestown sentiment and a call from a Temple female regarding anti-Jonestown news coverage. The rest of Side A and all of Side B is blank.

# Q 892 — Jones Speaking

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

Date of transcription: 6/25/79

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

On June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C26. This tape was found to contain the following: Side A containing Russian words and phrases and a JONES lecture on “Fascism”. Side B contains a few songs, but is largely blank.

# Q 893 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 6/25/79

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

On June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B102-C27. This tape was found to contain the following: Female reporter interviewing CHARLES GARRY and several Temple members defending against charges of irregularities at Jonestown.

# Q 894 — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 6/29/79

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

On June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C28. This tape was found to contain the following:

Several transmissions between WA6DTJ (recorded on that end) and W6BMIB Portable 8R3 (in Jonestown?) shortwave broadcasts. One is on December 2, 1977, and “SANDY” is trying to persuade “MIKE” to leave the Temple. Another, on December 3, 1977, has “MICKEY” trying to persuade her whole family; grandparents, parents, MICHELLE, ALBERT, MICHAEL end Uncle TIM. They all refuse.

# Q 895 — Identified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 6/25/79

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

On June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B102-C29. This tape was found to contain the following: A high school girl’s taped “letter home” to “Mom, dad, TOM Aunt ELESA (phonetic), LAURIE, RAY and everybody” from boarding school in England.

# Q 896 — Miscellaneous

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C30. This tape was found to contain the following: Numerous inaudible sounds.

# †Q 897 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C31. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of JIM JONES healing people.

# Q 898 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C32. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of music.

# Q 899 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C33. This tape was found to contain the following: Side A contains a conversation between an unidentified female and an unidentified male regarding the female’s children who have gone to Jonestown.

Side B contains telephone inquiries by an unidentified female to different airlines regarding flights to Georgetown and New York and allowable baggage per passenger.

Side B also contains a conversation between an unidentified female and an unidentified male regarding the female individual’s children and miscellaneous topics.

# Q 900 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/11/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B102 C34. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A has a short phone conversation between “TOM” and “SUSANNE”. Side B is blank.

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