Speakers & Resources

Radio Tower in JonestownThere are many resources available for finding information on Peoples Temple and Jonestown. A number of people with first-hand knowledge of the Temple – Jonestown survivors, former Temple members, apostates and defectors, and relatives of the Jonestown dead – have agreed to speak with researchers, scholars, and members of the media about their experiences. A listing of these speakers appears here.

Other resources include Internet sites, government documents, books, articles, and films. Not all resources are created equal, however: some are scholarly, some are personal, some take a particular point of view on new religions, some promote conspiracy theories, and so on.

With the exception of recommending some of the more scholarly or academic resources, the following items appear categorized without comment.

  1. Speakers Bureau
  2. Nonfiction books on Peoples Temple by year of publication
  3. Other websites of interest
  4. Institutional Resources
  5. Government documents
  6. Scholarly Resources
  7. Resources in Psychology of New Religious Movements
  8. First-Person Accounts
  9. Alternative History (Conspiracy) Theory Index
  10. Miscellaneous
  11. Literary Works based on Jonestown
  12. Film & Documentaries
  13. Online Resources
  14. Podcasts on Jonestown
  15. Archived websites
  16. Archived articles