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. Resolution to Establish Agricultural Mission (October 1973)
  2. Map of Proposed Leasehold
  3. Government of Guyana Documents
    1. Guyana Legislation to Incorporate Peoples Temple
    2. Guyana Land Lease
    3. Guyana Articles of Association
  4. Power of Attorney in Guyana
  5. Peoples Temple Emigration Documents
  6. Guyana Packing Lists
  7. Lists of needed supplies
  8. Edith Roller Journals (1978)
  9. Jonestown Publications
  10. Jim Jones’ Autobiographical Statements
  11. To Whom It May Concern
    1. Memo “A quien corresponda”: A Spanish Translation
  12. Angela Davis and the Six Day Siege
  13. “I Have Been To Paradise”
  14. The HAM Radio Operator, the OB/GYN, and the Jonestown Doctor
  15. The Words of Marceline Jones
  16. The Letters, Reports and Diaries of Paula Adams NEW
    1. The Tapes of Paula Adams
  17. Letters from Jonestown
  18. Poetry from Jonestown
    1. Barbara Walker’s Poetry
    2. Jonestown’s Young Poets
    3. The Poetry of Sandy Bradshaw
  19. Letters to Dad
  20. Making Plans to Die
  21. Peoples Rallies
  22. 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
  23. Peoples Temple Meetings with the Soviet Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, 1978 NEW
  24. Peoples Temple and The Concerned Relatives
  25. Letter to President Carter from Jonestown
  26. Jonestown’s Relations with Government of Guyana
  27. Peoples Temple and Joe Mazor
  28. The Defection of Deborah Layton Blakey
  29. 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
  30. Peoples Temple and Kathy Hunter
  31. Peoples Temple Radio Codebook
  32. American Embassy/State Department Cables on Jonestown, June 1978
  33. Instructions from Jim Jones
    1. Instructions for Jonestown Residents (“Since March 17, 1978”)
    2. Medical Instructions (May 1978)
    3. Instructions to Jonestown Community (August 1978)
  34. Peoples Temple Letter to Guyana’s Religious Community
  35. Broadcast after final White Night
  36. Dissent in Jonestown
  37. Peoples Temple and Gordon Lindsay
  38. Peoples Temple and Mark Lane
  39. Letter to LA District Attorney John Van de Kamp
  40. 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
  41. The Departure of Teri Buford