Introducing the jonestown report

the jonestown report is an on-line and print resource summarizing research and news about studies on Peoples Temple and Jonestown, as well as the events of 18 November 1978. This is the first of what we anticipate will be a yearly report.

Given the fact that a number of persons knowledgeable about Peoples Temple have died in the past two decades, coupled with the loss of documents over the years, it seems imperative for researchers to make every effort to retrieve as many documents and conduct as many interviews as possible, before this information is irretrievably lost.

the jonestown report makes available what researchers have found and what they are doing, and points to the need to recover as much as possible through Freedom of Information Act requests, personal interviews with persons connected with Peoples Temple, research at the California Historical Society, and other sources of information.

If you would like to contribute information about what you have located or want to share findings, please contact the editors. We also welcome feedback, comments, suggestions, and criticism.

For more information, write to Jonestown Institute Director Rebecca Moore.