Serial 1894-2

FD-302

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Date of transcription 12/4/78

[Line identifying interview subject deleted], Guyana Police, made available a red looseleaf folder notebook cover the Jonestown by the Guyana National Police. The looseleaf book (binder) contained miscellaneous written and typed pages concerning books, news releases and public relations material about the People’s Temple and Reverend Jones, etc. Attached are copies of portions of the materials contained in the notebook binder.

The red cover of the notebook binder has the name Shirley A. illegible, which probably referred to Shirley Ann Edwards.

[Pages 2-22 of serial consist of undated alphabetical list of Jonestown residents. The pages are difficult to read.]

[Pages 23-27 are the personal effects of Shirley Ann Edwards – whose notebook this was – including a letter to her sister Hattie; and notes taken in Russian classes.]

[Page 28 is a miscellaneous Guyana government employment form with no context and also difficult to read.]

[Page 29]

Dad Office
Big 3
Johnny Jones Jr.
Sarah Troop [Tropp] & Carolyn Layton

1) Asst. Of Security Johnny C. Jones
Boat, I.S. Front Gate, Cassava Mill

2) Business, Kay Nelson
store, 2 boats, sewing, procurement, watch repair, shoes repair

3) Housing keeping – Joyce T. [Touchette]
food service, central warehouse, laundry

4) Education – Ava Jones
library, childcare, housing, counseling

5) Farms – Jack Beam & Darrell D. [Devers]
farm & livestock

6) Shops – Charlie & Albert Touchette
construction, machine shop, transportation, power

7) Lee [Ingram], Bricks, Saw mill, soap, electronics, refrigeration

8) Shanda James – Entertainment, movies, videos, guests

9) Bob Christian – Roads, sidewalks, ditches, wells

10) Mother [Marceline Jones] – Medical Dept. – Phyllis Bloom [Chaikin], Director

[Page 2]

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Date of transcription 12/4/78

[Line identifying interview subject deleted], Guyana Police, made available a number of miscellaneous papers found at Jonestown by the Guyana National Police. Attached are some copies of this material.

[Page 30 is a sheet of paper with the word “Envelope” on it and a notation that a tab reads “police informant letters.”

[The remaining 14 pages representing the balance of the serial are handwritten notes and typed summaries of Temple members who called the police on their neighbors (or on other Temple members and relatives), information considered “confessions.”]

Originally posted on August 4th, 2020.

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