Peoples Temple Endorsements Packet

Whenever Peoples Temple presented itself for the first time to a government official – from the Prime Minister of Guyana, to a congressman whom the Temple believed could help them in a child custody battle – the letter of introduction often included a 25-page summary of endorsements and statements of support. With hundreds of quotes from a vast array of elected officials, policy makers, religious leaders, community activists, medical doctors, lawyers, the media, and educators, the packet was designed to answer questions about the Temple’s credibility and to offer assurances of the group’s standing in the world at large.

Peoples Temple Endorsements Packet, RYMUR 89-4286-I-1-a-5a – I-1-a-5y