The Margaret Singer Tapes

Margaret Singer, who built her reputation on the subject of “mind control,” had contact with the Concerned Relatives, as evidenced by more than 50 audiotapes she gathered from the group. Some are recordings of telephone conversations, some record meetings, and some are recordings of Peoples Temple radio communications.

Dr. Singer was asked to work with former members at the Human Freedom Center, an organization established to help people leave the Temple. Most of the tapes in the Margaret Singer collection comprise shortwave radio conversations between Peoples Temple members in Jonestown, Georgetown, and San Francisco. These tapes were made by members of the Concerned Relatives, an oppositional group that met informally in 1976 and became more organized in 1977.

There are 53 tapes in this collection. While in sequential numerical order, the contents and dates of recording are random. In addition, several tapes are missing, comprising Tapes 34, 39, 44, 49, 55, and 58. The tapes come from the estate of Margaret Singer and are duplicated and reproduced with permission.

Short descriptions of each tape appears in the Notes below, which were prepared by the Special Collections & University Archives Repository of San Diego State University.

Number
Subject
Note
Transcript
Summary
MP3
Tape 1 News broadcast Note Transcript Summary MP3
Tape 2 News broadcast Note Transcript Summary MP3
Tape 3 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 4 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 5 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 6 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 7 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 8 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3
Tape 9 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 10 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 11 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 12 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 13 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 14 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 15 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 16 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 17 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 18 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 19 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 20 Telephone conversations Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 21 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 22 Radio transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 23 News broadcast Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 24 Interpersonal Conversation Note Transcript Summary MP3
Tape 25 Telephone Conversation Note Transcript Summary MP3
Tape 26 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 27 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 28 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 29 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 30 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 31 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 32 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 33 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 35 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 36 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 37 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 38 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 40 News broadcast Note Transcript Summary MP3
Tape 41 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 42 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 43 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3
Tape 45 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 46 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 47 Lecture by Al Mills Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 48 Radio Broadcast/ Interpersonal Conversation Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 50 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 51 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 52 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 53 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 54 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 56 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3
Tape 57 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3-Side AMP3-Side B
Tape 59 Radio Transmission Note Transcript Summary MP3
Originally posted on October 22nd, 2021.

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