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.


Transcript of Jim Jones interview on Jim Dunbar Show (September 1972), RYMUR 89-4286-BB-17-nn-1 – nn-8 NEW

Transcript of Jim Jones interview on KLIL Radio in Ukiah (May 1973), RYMUR 89-4286-BB-17-oo-1 – oo-4 NEW

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

Transcript of Jim Jones interview on KPIX with Cecil Williams (April 1976), RYMUR 89-4286-BB-17-mm-1 – mm-5 NEW

Transcript of Jim Jones testimonial to Cecil Williams (November 1976), RYMUR 89-4286-BB-17-ll-1 – ll-2 NEW

Transcript of Jim Jones interview on KSFO with Julia Hare (early 1977), RYMUR 89-4286-BB-17-kk-1 – kk-14 NEW

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, RYMUR 89-4286-C-7-h-12a – h-12h NEW

Transcript of news report on Temple, 8/18/77, RYMUR 89-4286-BB-23-m-1 – m-3 NEW

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

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

Conversation between Temple members Carrie Tucker and Vee Hollins on possible conspirators, RYMUR 89-4286-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

Transcript from telephone patch between Larry Layton and Lisa Layton in Jonestown, Guyana and Kevin Wallace of the San Francisco Chronicle, RYMUR 89-4286-BB-25-a NEW

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, Interview between Charles Garry and Maria Katsaris (September 1978), RYMUR 89-4286-BB-22-m-1 – m-16 NEW

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).