Q337 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           Identified Individuals Speaking

FBI preliminary tape identification note: Labeled in part “2/13/77”

Date cues on tape: Late August/early September 1978, during Don Freed visit to Jonestown

People named:

Public figures/National and international names:

John F. Kennedy, assassinated U.S. President
Robert Kennedy, assassinated U.S. Senator, presidential candidate>

J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI
Ethel & Julius Rosenberg, American communists and executed spies
Martin Luther King Jr.. assassinated civil rights leader
Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of President Kennedy
James Earl Ray, convicted assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Frank Holloman, Memphis Director of Fire and Police (by reference)
Ed Reddick (phonetic), warrant officer in Memphis

Arthur Koestler, author
Norman Mailer, author
William Shakespeare (by reference)

Donald Freed, author and screenwriter (speaks)
Mark Lane, Temple attorney

Jonestown residents:

Lee Ingram
Michael Prokes (speaks)
Harriet Tropp (speaks)
Richard Tropp (speaks)


This tape duplicates the second half of Tape Q 291. That summary gives a more complete description of the interview with Donald Freed.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 6/20/79

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 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-75. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a speech by DONALD FREED where he speaks of how the FBI was part of a conspiracy to kill Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING.

Differences with FBI Summary:

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

Tape originally posted January 2019.