Q416 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: Labeled in part “Cities”

Date cues on tape: None

People named:

Public figures/National and international names:

Mike Davidow, correspondent for Daily World

Jonestown residents:

Harriet Tropp


Bible verses cited: None


This tape consists of a reading of a chapter about the differences in “the mental health care experience in the United States and in the Soviet Union” from the book, Cities Without Crisis, by Mike Davidow.

FBI Summary:

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 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B100-23. This tape was found to contain the following:

A reading by a female. The reading is about Mental health institutions.

Differences with FBI Summary:

The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.

Tape originally posted June 2012