Government Documents

  • “Information Meeting on the Cult Phenomenon in the U.S.” Transcript of Proceedings, U.S. Senate, February 5, 1979, 96th Congress, 1st Session.

  • The Assassination of Representative Leo J. Ryan and the Jonestown, Guyana Tragedy: Report of a Staff Investigative Group to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, House Document No. 96-223, May 15, 1979, 96th Congress, 1st Session. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979.
    PDF of Text of Report
    Table of contents – with classified sections highlighted
    Analysis and recommendations
    House report list of people who died in Jonestown

    The complete 782-page report, including hundreds of pages of photocopied news articles, is available through The University of Michigan and Purdue University.

  • The Death of Representative Leo J. Ryan, People’s Temple, and Jonestown: Understanding a Tragedy. Hearing by Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, May 15, 1979, 96th Congress, 1st Session. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979.
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  • Review of the Implementation of Recommendations Relating to the Death of Representative Leo J. Ryan. Hearings by House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Operations hearings, February 20 and March 4, 1980, 96th Congress, 2nd Session. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980.
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  • Placement of Foster Care Children With Members of the Peoples Temple, General Accounting Office Preliminary Report, May 31, 1979
    GAO Portal
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  • Guyana Tragedy Points to a Need for Better Care and Protection of Guardianship Children, General Accounting Office Report, December 30
    GAO Portal
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  • The Performance of the Department of State and the American Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana in the People’s Temple Case” (The Crimmins Report), U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., May, 1979. Obtained from California Historical Society, MS 3802, Moore Family Papers.
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  • “Investigative Report on Peoples Temple.” Department of Social Services, State of California, Sacramento, Calif., November, 1979.

  • “Report of Investigation of Peoples Temple.” Office of the Attorney General, State of California, Sacramento, Calif., April, 1980.

  • “Cult Awareness Week,” House Joint Resolution 390, 100th Congress, 1st Session. Washington, D.C., 1988.

Originally posted on April 15th, 2013.

Last modified on March 20th, 2019.
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