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. Power of Attorney in Guyana
  6. Peoples Temple Emigration Documents
  7. Guyana Packing Lists
  8. Lists of needed supplies
  9. Edith Roller Journals (1978)
  10. Jonestown Publications
  11. Jim Jones’ Autobiographical Statements
  12. To Whom It May Concern
    1. Memo “A quien corresponda”: A Spanish Translation
  13. Angela Davis and the Six Day Siege
  14. “I Have Been To Paradise”
  15. The HAM Radio Operator, the OB/GYN, and the Jonestown Doctor
  16. The Words of Marceline Jones
  17. The Letters, Reports and Diaries of Paula Adams
    1. The Tapes of Paula Adams
  18. Letters from Jonestown
  19. Poetry from Jonestown
    1. Barbara Walker’s Poetry
    2. Jonestown’s Young Poets
    3. The Poetry of Sandy Bradshaw
  20. Letters to Dad
  21. Making Plans to Die
  22. Peoples Rallies
  23. 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
  24. Peoples Temple Meetings with the Soviet Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, 1978 NEW
  25. Peoples Temple and The Concerned Relatives
  26. Letter to President Carter from Jonestown
  27. Jonestown’s Relations with Government of Guyana
  28. Organizational Charts, Rosters & Listings, Jonestown 1978 NEW
  29. Peoples Temple and Joe Mazor
  30. The Defection of Deborah Layton Blakey
    1. Jonestown Community Responds to Blakey Defection NEW
  31. 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
  32. Peoples Temple and Kathy Hunter
  33. Peoples Temple Acquires the Albatross NEW
  34. Peoples Temple Radio Codebook
  35. American Embassy/State Department Cables on Jonestown, June 1978
  36. Meetings of Commissions and Analysts, Peoples Rallies, Summer 1978 NEW
  37. 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)
  38. Peoples Temple Letter to Guyana’s Religious Community
  39. Broadcast after final White Night
  40. Dissent in Jonestown
  41. Peoples Temple and Gordon Lindsay
  42. Peoples Temple and Mark Lane
  43. Letter to LA District Attorney John Van de Kamp
  44. 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
  45. The Departure of Teri Buford