Guyana – 1973-1978

In addition to the sources below, numerous other documents of Peoples Temple’s years in Guyana appear on the Jonestown Research page, especially the Jonestown Organization page.

  1. Proposed timeline and plans for exodus [1973] NEW
  2. Resolution to Establish Agricultural Mission (October 1973)
  3. Map of Proposed Leasehold
  4. Government of Guyana Documents
    1. Guyana Legislation to Incorporate Peoples Temple
    2. Guyana Land Lease
    3. Guyana Articles of Association
  5. Financial Projection Through Phase One (1974-1976) NEW
  6. Power of Attorney in Guyana
  7. Peoples Temple Emigration Documents
  8. Guyana Packing Lists
  9. Lists of needed supplies
  10. Edith Roller Journals (1978)
  11. Jonestown Publications
  12. Jim Jones’ Autobiographical Statements
  13. To Whom It May Concern
    1. Memo “A quien corresponda”: A Spanish Translation
  14. Angela Davis and the Six Day Siege
  15. “I Have Been To Paradise”
  16. The HAM Radio Operator, the OB/GYN, and the Jonestown Doctor
  17. The Words of Marceline Jones
  18. The Letters, Reports and Diaries of Paula Adams
    1. The Tapes of Paula Adams
  19. Letters from Jonestown
  20. Poetry from Jonestown
    1. Barbara Walker’s Poetry
    2. Jonestown’s Young Poets
    3. The Poetry of Sandy Bradshaw
  21. Letters to Dad
  22. Making Plans to Die
  23. Peoples Rallies
  24. Peoples Temple and US Government Agencies
    1. US Postal Service order on Social Security checks
    2. US Customs and the INTERPOL Report
    3. Peoples Temple and Taxing Authorities
    4. FCC Investigation of Peoples Temple
    5. Open Letter to Congress
  25. Peoples Temple Meetings with the Soviet Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, 1978 NEW
  26. Peoples Temple and The Concerned Relatives
  27. Letter to President Carter from Jonestown
  28. Jonestown’s Relations with Government of Guyana
  29. Organizational Charts, Rosters & Listings, Jonestown 1978 NEW
  30. Peoples Temple and Joe Mazor
  31. The Defection of Deborah Layton Blakey
    1. Jonestown Community Responds to Blakey Defection NEW
  32. John and Barbara Moore’s trip to Jonestown
    1. “Notes and reflections on our trip to Guyana”
    2. The Temple edit of John and Barbara Moore
  33. Peoples Temple and Kathy Hunter
  34. Peoples Temple Acquires the Albatross NEW
  35. Peoples Temple Radio Codebook
  36. American Embassy/State Department Cables on Jonestown, June 1978
  37. Meetings of Commissions and Analysts, Peoples Rallies, Summer 1978 NEW
  38. Instructions from Jim Jones
    1. Instructions for Jonestown Residents (“Since March 17, 1978”)
    2. Medical Instructions (May 1978)
    3. Instructions for Talking to Outsiders (July 31, 1978) NEW
    4. Instructions to Jonestown Community (August 1978)
  39. Peoples Temple Letter to Guyana’s Religious Community
  40. Broadcast after final White Night
  41. Dissent in Jonestown
  42. Peoples Temple and Gordon Lindsay
  43. Peoples Temple and Mark Lane
  44. Letter to LA District Attorney John Van de Kamp
  45. Jonestown’s Final Months
    1. Instructions for October 1978
    2. Carolyn Layton’s Analysis of Future Prospects
    3. Possible Resettlement Locations in USSR
    4. Petition to Move to USSR
    5. Richard Tropp’s Dramatic Reading
    6. Annie Moore’s Letter to “Dad,” Fall 1978
    7. Annie Moore’s Letter of October 25, 1978
  46. The Departure of Teri Buford