Audiotape Transcripts from Peoples Temple Documents

Vintage TapesThe following tape transcripts are of recordings which were made by Peoples Temple and which were among the thousands of documents recovered by the FBI following the deaths in Jonestown. While the tapes from which the transcripts were made may still exist, they have not yet been identified. Most of the tapes listed below also appear on this site’s Primary Sources page.

The complete collection of documents – released to this website pursuant to a request under the Freedom of Information Act – may be found here.

The HAM Radio Tapes (recorded in 1978), RYMUR 89-4286-1200

The Lynetta Jones Interviews (recorded in 1977), RYMUR 89-4286-EE-3, Sections SSS & TTT

Conversation between Jim Jones and Tim Stoen (likely early 1975), RYMUR 89-4286-PP-8-o, pp. 1-16

Notes from Jones sermon (1975), RYMUR 89-4286-FF-1-103d – 103e

Nouvelle Observatoire Interview with Jim Jones (early 1977), RYMUR 89-4286-C-12-d-1, pp. a through l

1977 Phone Call between Jim Jones and Housing Commissioner Tony Ubalde, C-7-h-12a – h-12h NEW

Conversation between Temple members Carrie Tucker and Vee Hollins on possible conspirators, R-1-D-9 – D-9s, D-12 – D-12t NEW

The Tapes of Joseph Mazor, RYMUR 89-4286-S-1

The Tapes of Paula Adams (1977-1978), RYMUR 89-4286, BB-1, dd-ii

Transcripts of phone conversations between Tim Clancey and Gordon Lindsay:
• August 1, 1978, RYMUR 89-4286-I-1-b-3, pp. b-j (Text here).
• August 2, 1978, RYMUR 89-4286-I-1-b-4, pp. a-b (Text here).
• August 4, 1978, RYMUR 89-4286-NN-7-B, pp. 1-6 (Text here).

Transcripts of Jean Brown calls with Daniel Sheehan, Mark Lane (September 1978), RYMUR 89-4286-R-1-D-10 – 11d

Transcript, notes of Marceline Jones call to daughter Suzanne (September 1978), RYMUR 89-4286-BB-20-A-1 – A-3

Transcript of Press Conference Held by Mark Lane and Don Freed (October 1978), RYMUR 89-4286-x-4-m-3, a through g

The KNBC Interviews of Don Harris with Charles Garry, Carlton Goodlett, and members of Peoples Temple (November 1978):
• Interview 1, RYMUR 89-4286-I-1-a-9, pp. a-h (Text here).
• Interview 2, RYMUR 89-4286-I-1-a-9, pp. i-p (Text here).