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Publication Date

Winter 1-1-2017


artists' books, audio recordings, Jonestown, The Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, mass suicide, massacre, peer-pressure, power, Jim Jones, student artists' book contest, fourth


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Judy Maloney, Design

Materials + Techniques

Paper, davey board

Student Narrative

This book explores the peer pressure and unbalanced power dynamics which were instrumental to the Jonestown massacre. The text is drawn from the transcript of the last tape recorded in Jonestown, in which a woman named Christine Miller tries to argue against Jim Jones's plan to commit "revolutionary suicide."

Photo Credit

Mariah Bennett, MDes Interior Architecture, 2018

The Final Tape



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