Jonestown Audiotape Primary Project:
FBI Summaries Q 901 – Q 1000

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# Q 901 — Identified 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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B102-C35. This tape was found to contain the following: Conversations between two females, SARAH or LUCY and MABEL concerning a controversy over the use of a car followed by a conversation between a male and female concerning a car license plate. There follows a conversation between a male and female concerning return of children to their homes. All of the above appear to be recorded telephone conversations.

# Q 902 — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 6/16/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C36. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A contains phone calls to the press, (one SANDRA INGRAM to the Press Democrat and the second TIM CLANCEY to Mr. HUNTER, paper not identified, and last RON JACOBS to Eyewitness News) all refuting charges by relatives of’ Jonestown residents. Also included is a shortwave transmission to Guyana regarding medical matters. Side B contains a phone call between two Temple women.

# Q 903 — Music

Date of transcription: 6/27/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C37. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of music.

[Editor’s note: This description of tape Q 903 is in error. It consists of a set of instructions given by Jonestown doctor Larry Schacht.]

# Q 904 — Unidentified 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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C38. This tape was found to contain the following: A male describing this life and activities and his introduction to and eventual membership in People’s Temple. Because of “the speech patterns and vernacular used”, much of the narrative is inaudible. He states that at the time he was wanted by the police in Oakland, Berkeley and Hayward as well as the California Highway Patrol (CHP). JIM JONES helps him out of his difficulties end he eventually moves to Jonestown which he praises.

# Q 905 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 6/19/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102 C39. This tape was found to contain the following:

Messages and music prepared for Temple members in Guyana, apparently by members in the United States.

# Q 906 — Miscellaneous

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 1B1-2-C40. This tape was found to contain the following: KGO interview of MARCIE JONES and another People’s Temple member by RON OWENS followed by questions and answers from the audience.

# Q 907 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 6/19/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B10241. This tape was found to contain the following: A call from SANDY BRADSHAW of the Temple to a television newsman friend of JIM JONES soliciting a television documentary on the Temple.

#Q 908 — 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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C42. This tape was found to contain the following: A blank tape.

# Q 909 — Identified 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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B102-C43. This tape was found to contain the following: Telephone conversation between unknown female and Uncle WADE and Aunt MABEL concerning the sale of a car because “CHARLIE will shoot anybody he catches driving it”. Aunt MABEL doesn’t want to move to Jonestown because “they” took away her income and property.

# Q 910 — 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-C44. This tape was found to contain the following: An uncomprehensible [incomprehensible] recording of different conversations.

# Q 911 — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 6/18/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C45. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A – Contains a phone conversation between “Mable” and another woman.

Side B – Contains a very short part of a short wave transmission.

# Q 912 — 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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C46. This tape was found to contain the following: Heated discussion among unidentified individuals regarding property which was sold and the profits of which were given to the People’s Temple. The amount of monies in question is $48,510.07 and the issues concerns [concern] how the People’s Temple acquired the monies.

# Q 913 — Radio Transmissions

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-C47. This tape was found to contain the following: A telephone conversation between Dr. BARRETT and SHARON AMOS and various radio transmissions.

# Q 914 — 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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B102-C48. This tape was found to contain the following: Male, possibly MIKE PROKES, interviewing Jonestown residents concerning the bad life in the United States that they previously bad as compared to the good life in Jonestown.

# Q 915 — Music

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 6/19/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102C49. This tape was found to contain the following: music.

Q 916 — Radio Transmissions

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 6/19/79

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

On June 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102 C50. This tape was found to contain the following:

A phone call from TOM ADAMS of the Temple to “SUSANNE” and a long statement dictated on shortwave, presumably from Jonestown.

# Q 917 — Unidentified Individuals Speaking

Summary 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 11, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C51. This tape was found to contain the following: “You decide to investigate and you’ll never return”. “For each time you step outside your house – they attach”. “I want to tell you”. Each of the above statements is repeated rapidly four times followed between with a 20 second pause. The rest of the tape is blank.

# †Q 919 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 7/9/79

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

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-11 This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES offering up prayers and curing physical ailments such as Cancer, stroke and heart disease at a “healing service”. Later, JONES raises a woman from the dead.

# Q 920 — Jones Speaking

To read Tape Summary, click here.
To read Tape Transcript, 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 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-12. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES healing people of their physical problems.

# Q 921 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

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 1B107-13. This tape was found to contain the following:

Approximately 23 minutes of sermons and faith healing by JONES.

The remaining portions of the tape appear to have no items of evidentiary value.

# Q 922 — Jones 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 6/14/79, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-14. This tape was found to contain the following:

Portions of a service, including testimonials to JIM JONES and a JONES sermon against capitalism.

# Q 923 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 7/9/79

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

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-15. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES offering prayers and curing physical ailments such as back, heart and eye ailments at “healing service.”

# Q 925 — Blank Tapes

To read Tape Summary, click here.

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 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R2. This tape was found to contain the following:

This tape is blank.

# Q 926 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

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 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R3. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of JIM JONES healing people who are paralyzed.

# Q 927 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 7/9/79

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

On June 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-4. This tape was found to contain the following:

Approximately four minutes of a religious rally led by JONES while in the United States.

The remianing [remaining] portions of this tape were blank and appear to be of no evidentiary value.

# Q 928 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

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 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R5. This tape was found to contain the following:

Approximately three minutes of JIM JONES telling his followers to clasp their hands and to listen. A faint voice is heard in the background which is not comprehensible.

# Q 929 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

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 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-6. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES concluding a sermon with a short lecture on the “evils” of capitalism.

# Q 930 — Identified Individuals Speaking

SummaryTranscript and MP3.

Date of transcription: 7/9/79

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

On June 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape number 1B110-7. This tape was found to contain the following:

Approximately eight-and-a-half minutes of a laudatory speech by Dr. CARLTON GOODLET, an Editor and Publisher of the “Sun Reporter”. This speech took place in the United States; following the speech, GOODLET presents JIM JONES with an award.

The remaining portions of the tape were blank and appear to contain no items of evidentiary nature.

# Q 931 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-8. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES “calling people out” and performing healing “miracles”.

# Q 932 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 7/9/79

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

On June 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-9. This tape was found to contain the following:

A sermon to the congregation by JONES consisting of some 13 minutes of tape. The sermon is believed to have taken place in the United States. The remaining portions of the tape are blank and appear to contain no items of evidentiary nature.

# †Q 933 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, 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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-1. This tape was found to contain the following: JAMES JONES speaking to two male members of the community who ran away and were captured.

JONES stated that this community cannot tolerate people leaving and living on their own.

The mother of one of the runaways says they should be killed and she wants to kill them, and then commit suicide so no members of the community will get in trouble with the government.

# Q 934 — Jones 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 8, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-2. This tape was found to contain the following: JIM JONES reading news, commentary and announcements.

# Q 935 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and 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 8-9, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-3. This tape was found to contain the following:

Unidentified female individual leading people in songs about father, Guyana, Socialist land, and work.

In addition, JIM JONES talks to the assembly of members and makes the following statements:

1) We want the world to know that we will either exist together or we shall die together.

2) This family will have to stay together and anyone that wants to penetrate it or to divide it or in any way circumvent it, they’re going to have hell to pay.

3) I’m still pretty good with my trusty little six shooter.

# Q 936 — Jones Speaking

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 1B102-4. This tape was found to contain the following: Music about Guyana and working class. In addition, JIM JONES makes a talk to People’s Temple members regarding miscellaneous topics.

# Q 937 — Jones 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 1B102-5. This tape was found to contain the following: JIM JONES conducting a “People’s Rally” question and answer session.

# Q 938 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 8/28/79

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 August 20, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-6. This tape was found to contain the following:

Statements of thanks to “Dad” (JIM JONES) for various things he did for them.

JIM JONES reprimanding PETE (last name unknown), who was apparently so dissatisfied with Jonestown and wanting to leave that he tried to kill himself. JONES verbally assaults “PETE” with profanity and a couple of times actually physically beats him in front of congregation.

Majority of the tape is blank.

# Q 939 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and 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 1B102-7. This tape was found to contain the following: JIM JONES conducting a “People’s Rally” question and answer session concluded with a singing of the Soviet national anthem. Suicide is discussed at this meeting in a joking manner.

# Q 940 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and 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 1B102-8. This tape was found to contain the following: JIM JONES speaking before a People’s rally trying to decide upon punishment for a member. The tape concludes with the rally singing “United Forever”.

# Q 941 — Jones Speaking

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 1B102-9. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of a People’s rally where JIM JONES speaks out against TIM STOEN.

# Q 942 — Jones Speaking

TranscriptSummary, and 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 1B102-10. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording of a People’s rally where JIM JONES talks about how much he does for the people.

# Q 943 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and 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 1B102-11. This tape was found to contain the following: JIM JONES talking before a People’s rally regarding topics such as:

1) Los Angeles District Attorney’s investigation into suicide of former Temple member in Los Angeles

2) DENNIS BANKS

3) ROSENBERG case

4) MC CARTHY Era

5) Communism

6) GRACE STOEN

7) Chickens

# Q 944 — Radio Transmissions

TranscriptSummary, and 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 1B102-12. This tape was found to contain the following: JIM JONES conducting a “People’s Rally” question and answer session wherein he states “…to kill me or do anything against this movement would create a very bad bloodbath…” JONES then polls the membership to take the names of those who “still fear death and miss America” in order that they receive “special counseling”. This is followed by portions of two radio broadcasts with JONES and MIKE PROKES concerning the life of the elderly at Jonestown and the “conspiracy” against People’s Temple.

# Q 945 — Jones Speaking

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 1B102-13. This tape was found to contain the following: A recording where JIM JONES speaks out on the lies in the Bible and organized religion.

# Q 946 — Jones Speaking

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 1B102-14. This tape was found to contain the following: A speech by JIM JONES telling the people of Jonestown all the good that has bees done by the farm on which they live.

The recording also contains a radio program with music.

# Q 947-1 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-10. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES talks about the recent death of an elderly female Jonestown resident then talks about the “conspiracy” and says, “I’ve made plans to protect these people … I’ll call up my aces in the hole … you can’t put me in a grave and get away with it”.

This is followed by criticisms of work habits and performance and criticisms of the “Relationship Committee.”

# Q 947-2 — Miscellaneous

To read Tape Summary, click here.

Date of transcription: 7/9/79

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

On June 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-11. This tape was found to contain the following:

A humorous monologue by an unidentified male before a live audience. The humorist makes fun of JACK RUBY’s religious beliefs, the psychological make-up of the Jew and makes overall fun of Christians. Except for a brief excerpt of classical music the remaining portions of the tape appear to be blank, and contain no items of an evidentiary value.

# Q 948 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R12. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of JIM JONES shouting at an individual for wanting to leave PT and a portion of the tape consists of a sermon by JIM JONES. The reverse side contains music.

# Q 949 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-13. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES conducting criticisms of the membership.

# Q 950 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

Date of transcription: 7/10/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-14. This tape was found to contain the following:

A 35 minute session with JIM JONES and the stateside congregation; JONES was concerned about visitors at church that evening; the KATSARIS family entered the congregation and posed questions of JONES. The remaining portion of the tape is blank.

# Q 951 — Jones Speaking

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

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 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R15. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture by JIM JONES on the bible and its philosophy.

# Q 952 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and MP3.

Date of transcription: 7/9/79

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

On June 21, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-16. This tape was found to contain the following:

A political and religious lecture by JIM JONES before a congregation consisting of 34 minutes, which was given in the United States. Within the same tape, JONES provides instructions on filling out resignation cards for all members prior to resigning.

# Q 953 — Jones Speaking

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

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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-17. This tape was found to contain the following:

JONES leads a sermon to a California congregation coupled with question and answer sessions. JONES endorses the philosophies of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) and its activities. This sermon lasts approximately 49 minutes.

The other side contains the same sermon which has been reversed through technological error.

# Q 954 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R18. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of JIM JONES lecturing on current events and organized religion.

# Q 955 — Jones Speaking

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

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 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-19. This tape was found to contain the following:

A sermon and rally led by JIM JONES including a question and answer period as well as testimony of spiritual awareness by a member of the congregation. This sermon consists of approximately 42 minutes.

# Q 956 — Jones Speaking

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

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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R20. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of JIM JONES lecturing on his healing powers and some performances by the people of PT.

# Q 957 — Jones Speaking

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

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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-21. This tape was found to contain the following:

A sermon and rally led by JIM JONES in California in which JONES belittles the Reverend IKE consiting [consisting] of approximately 27 tape minutes. The remaining portion of the tape is blank.

# Q 958 — Jones Speaking

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

Date of transcription: 7/10/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was 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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-22. This tape was found to contain the following:

A sermon and rally by JIM JONES to a California congregation wherein JONES alludes to his fears of a dictatorship and a nuclear catastrophe. He reports he has available to him a place beneath the ground for the people at the church if there comes a dictatorship or nuclear holocaust. JONES refuses to provide further identifying data on the location of the cavern. This tape consists of 31 tape minutes.

The remaining portion of the tape is blank and contains no items of an evidentiary nature.

# Q 959 — Miscellaneous

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R23. This tape was found to contain the following:

A language lesson in several different languages.

# Q 960 — Jones Speaking

To read Tape Summary, click here.
To read Tape Transcript, click here. To read the Annotated Tape Transcript, click here.
Listen to MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2Pt. 3).

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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R24. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of JIM JONES lecturing about political platforms.

# Q 960-2 — Jones Speaking

[Editor’s Note: This tape is a continuation of Q 960, and its transcript, summary and MP3 are above.]

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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R25. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of JIM JONES talking about the telephone system.

# Q 961 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-26. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news, commentary, and announcements.

# Q 962 — Jones Speaking

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

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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-27. This tape was found to contain the following:

A sermon and rally led by JIM JONES to a congregation. This tape consists of 29 tape minutes and is believed to have been recorded in California.

The remaining portions of the tape are blank and appear to contain no items of an evidentiary nature.

# Q 963 — 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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-28. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture and rally led by JIM JONES before a Jonestown congregation wherein JONES alludes to his low blood sugar count which is proving to be very painful. In addition, JONES hosts a question and answer session which concludes the 34 minute tape.

The remaining portions of the tape are blank and appear to contain no items of an evidentiary nature.

# Q 964 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-29. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES conducting a church service.

# Q 965 — Jones Speaking

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 22, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-30. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES criticizing the members at a church service.

# Q 966 — Jones Speaking

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

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R31. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of JIM JONES telling the people that he is good and can heal anyone. Also, that he is gentle as a lamb.

# Q 967 — Jones Speaking

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-32. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture by JIM JONES on the principal [principle] of God, Capitalism and Socialism.

# Q 968 — Jones Speaking

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

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-33. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES delivering a church sermon detailing some of the accomplishments of PT.

# Q 969 — Jones Speaking

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

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R34. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture by JIM JONES on spying by the CIA on the PT and a speaker who tells about South Africa. Also a lecture by a Dr. RAHN (phonetic) on the Spanish government.

# Q 970 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-35. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES and others criticizing a 78 year old woman named, LOVIE (phonetic) for her lack of a “socialist consciousness” and wanting to return to the U.S. JONES states that LOVIE is wanted by the police for donating someone else’s property to PT. There follows a discussion about RICKY who is suspected of trying to leave Jonestown. This is partially inaudible due to an over recording of radio transmissions.

# Q 971 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R36. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture by JIM JONES on the Bible.

# Q 972 — Jones Speaking

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

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R37. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES telling the people that he is God. JONES also talks about the Bible.

# Q 973 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R38. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of JIM JONES praising himself and talking about the Bible and how it degrades the Black man.

# Q 974 — Jones Speaking

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-39. This tape was found to contain the following:

Church service conducted by unknown male praising JIM JONES. This is followed by JONES recounting his “miracles”. He states at one point “I know I am God”.

# Q 975 — Jones Speaking

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-40. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music followed by JIM JONES at a PT speaking on the accomplishments of Jonestown.

# Q 976 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-41. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news, commentary, and announcements.

# Q 977 — Jones Speaking

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

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 23, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-42. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES conducting a people’s rally with criticism of the membership.

# Q 978 — Music

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 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R43. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording which contains approximately five minutes of music by the Jonestown Express with the remaining time on the tape being blank.

# Q 979 — Jones Speaking

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 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R44. This tape was found to contain the following:

A short recording of JIM JONES telling the people of PT that TIM STOEN has been telling lies about PT and had taken legal action against the PT. JONES also stated that TIM STOEN cannot win.

# Q 980 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R45. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES telling the people of Jonestown how foolish they are by wanting to return to the United States because the United States will frame everyone and put them in jail.

# Q 981 — Jones Speaking

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

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 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R46. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES tells the people that EVELLE YOUNGER was trying to get him, but he would get YOUNGER before YOUNGER got him. JONES also syas [says] that he stopped some things from getting to Vietnam and that it was a federal violation not state and YOUNGER did not have jurisdiction in the matter.

JONES also tells his people about how they will be blown up if there is a war and only white people will survive.

The remaining portion of the tape contains classical music.

# Q 982 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R47. This tape was found to contain the following:

JONES lecturing to the members of PT.

# Q 983 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R48. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES conducting a discipline and discussion session.

# Q 984 — Jones 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 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110 7R49. This tape was found to contain the following:

JONES speaking at a people’s rally.

# Q 985 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2Pt. 3Pt. 4).

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 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-50. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES quizzing the membership on the news during a “People’s Rally” followed by criticisms of the membership.

# Q 986 — 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 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-51. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading a letter praising JONES and People’s Temple and complaining about a conspiracy against JONES and People’s Temple. This letter is addressed to Prime Minister of Guyana, FORBES BURNHAM and is from California Lieutenant Governor MERVIN DYMALLY.

This is followed by JONES discussing TIM STOEN and how he (JONES) fathered a child with GRACE STOEN. JONES states that before he would give the child up he would die. JONES tells the membership at large not to accept any suit papers.

# †Q 987 — 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 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-52. This tape was found to contain the following:

Testimonials by various members of People’s Temple concerning JIM JONES’ “healing miracles”. Followed by JONES delivering a Pentecostal Sermon on socialism. This tape was recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

# Q 988 — Jones 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 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-53. This tape was found to contain the following:

Music, followed by JIM JONES, discussing Jonestown, socialism, religion and criticisms of the membership.

# Q 989 — Jones 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 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-54. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news, commentary and announcements, followed by music.

# Q 990 — 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 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-55. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES exhorting the members to give up any desires to return to the United States.

# Q 991 — Jones 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 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R56. This tape was found to contain the following:

A lecture on news of the day by JIM JONES and music.

# Q 992 — 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 25, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-57. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading news, announcements and commentary.

# Q 993 — 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 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-58. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES lecturing before the Guyanese congregation for approximately 12 tape minutes. JONES advises that if there are further custodial problems, the welfare of Jonestown will be threatened. He states that “when they come in to get anybody, that day they’ll have to walk over us all.” JONES describes some healings and relates the constant and daily tribulations he faces.

# Q 994 — Jones 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 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R59. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES at a peoples rally telling the people what is wrong with them.

# Q 995 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-7R60. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of the members of People’s Temple performing and JIM JONES scolding some of the members for wanting to return to the United States.

# Q 996 — Jones Speaking

MP3 (Pt. 1Pt. 2).

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 1B110-61. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES reading “U.S. Capitalism in Crisis” and commentary on “America by Design”. There follows a discussion concerning crops, husbandry and construction at Jonestown.

# Q 997 — Jones 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 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-62. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES providing a summary of news and current world events to his followers in Guyana. This tape consists of approximately 28 tape minutes. The remaining portions of this tape are blank and appear to contain no items of an evidentiary nature.

# Q 998 — Jones Speaking

SummaryTranscript, and 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 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-FR 63. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES speaks at a People’s rally telling his people what makes life miserable. JONES also tells his people that communists must fight to rid the world of its miseries.

# Q 999 — Jones 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 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B110-64. This tape was found to contain the following:

JIM JONES providing a lecture and question and answer session with the Guyanese followers. This tape consists of approximately 34 tape minutes. The latter portions of one side appear to be recordings of passing vehicles interspersed with unintelligible conversation. The remaining portions of the tape are blank and appear to have no items of an evidentiary nature.

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