We hope that visitors to the site will come away with an understanding that the story of Jonestown did not start or end on 18 November 1978.
What is unique about this website are three main features:
- Memorialization of those who died and those who survived the tragedy of 18 November 1978 in order to remember their lives and humanize their deaths.
- Documentation of the numerous government investigations into Peoples Temple and Jonestown through materials released under the Freedom of Information Act.
- Presentation of Peoples Temple and its members in their own words: through articles, tapes, letters, photographs and other items. These materials let readers make their own judgments about the group and its end.
Tape transcripts, summaries, some primary source documents, and photographs not otherwise designated as copyrighted on this site are free and available to the public for use by crediting: The Jonestown Institute, http://jonestown.sdsu.edu. Other items require the author’s permission for re-publication.
|Fielding M. McGehee III
| Elizabeth Shaules