Q197A Summary

Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.

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FBI Catalogue: Unidentified Individuals Speaking

FBI preliminary tape identification note: None

Date cues on tape: None

People named: None related to Peoples Temple

Bible verses cited: None


This is an undated recording of Lenny Bruce concert. It is most likely a concert album.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 6/7/79

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

On May 26, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B69-23. This tape was found to contain the following:

Unidentified male talking before a crowd about topics such as:

1. The Supreme Court and obscenity
2. What determines an art work to be obscene
3. Pornography
4. Vice and Police Department Enforcement of the Vice Laws
5. Drugs and drug rehabilitation
6. Heroin
7. Marijuana
8. Zig Zag cigarette papers

Differences with FBI Summary:

None, other than the fact that the FBI agent summarized a recording of a concert album by a social commentator who was well-known during the 1960s.

Tape originally posted May 2004