Serial 1878

[Editor’s note: Several pages of Serial 1878 consist of notes – both handwritten and typed – summarizing the Temple’s notations on audiotapes recovered by the FBI at Jonestown. Because the substance of the notations has been transferred to the summaries and transcripts of the tapes themselves, those pages were not transcribed here.]

FBI LABORATORY
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535

January 5, 1979

To: SAC, San Francisco
From: Director, FBI
Re: RYMUR

Examination requested by: SAC, Knoxville
Reference: SAC, Knoxville airtel dated 11/20/78 and teletype dated 11/20/78
Examination requested: Duplication – Cryptanalysis
FBI file no: 89-4286
Lab. No.: 81127017 L/G SH UV

Remarks: Results of the examination by FBI Laboratory will be submitted separately.

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Report of the
FBI LABORATORY
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535

January 5, 1979

To: SAC, San Francisco
Re: RYMUR
FBI file no: 89-4286
Lab. No.: 81127017 L/G SH UV

Specimens received: 11/27/78

[Balance of page 2 and top half of page 3 consists of typed notes on the Temple’s notations on audiotapes recovered by the FBI at Jonestown.]

Results of examination:

Three direct copies each were prepared of specimens Q1 through Q 32 with two copies on magnetic tape cassettes and one copy on five-inch reels of magnetic tape recorded at 3 3/4 inches per second in a full-track configuration. Two copies of Q1 through Q 32 consisted of 36 tape cassettes each and one copy consisted of 61 five-inch tape reels.

Q1 through Q 32 and one direct copy of Q1 through Q 32 (consisting of 36 cassettes tapes) were forwarded to SAC, Knoxville on 12/8/78, via registered mail #716004.

One direct copy of Q1 through Q 32 (consisting of 36 cassette tapes) was forwarded to SAC, San Francisco on 12/8/78, via registered mail #716031.

The 61 reel copies were hand- delivered to the FBI Laboratory.

[Pages four through 10 consist of handwritten notes summarizing the Temple’s notations on audiotapes recovered by the FBI at Jonestown.]

Originally posted on August 4th, 2020.

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