U.S. Government Records on Peoples Temple

Chart prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III of the Jonestown Institute for his article, “Attempting to Document the Peoples Temple Story: The Existence and Disappearance of Government Records.”


Records Produced By Government Agencies Records Produced By Peoples Temple
Pre-18 November 1978
State Department Federal Bureau of Investigation
Central Intelligence Agency Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Customs Service Health, Education & Welfare (Social Security Administration)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Communications Commission
Health, Education & Welfare (Social Security Administration)
Internal Revenue Service
Post-18 November 1978
U.S. Air Force Federal Bureau of Investigation
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation Treasury Department (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms)
Central Intelligence Agency 
Health, Education & Welfare (Social Security Administration)
Department of Justice
U.S. Secret Service
State Department
Treasury Department (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms)
Originally posted on March 11th, 2013.

Last modified on March 21st, 2014.
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