The sound recordings from the Peoples Temple Publication Department records include recordings of Jim Jones’ sermons and his amateur radio broadcasts from Jonestown. Others document commercial radio appearances by Temple members and associates, including Marceline Jones, Mark Lane, and Jim McElvane. There is a long recording of an interview with Jim Jones by Phil Tracy of New West Magazine. This series will be of interest to researchers who are curious about how the Temple represented itself both to outsiders and insiders, as well as the religious doctrines that informed members’ thinking. Though heavily mediated, they provide an in-depth look into the Temple’s internal life.
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