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This page lists articles, tapes, documents and resources which have been added to this website within the past 15 months. Previous pages with substantive revisions are listed in italics. (Note: This does not include entries from the jonestown report, an annual publication featuring articles, remembrances, personal reflections, and artistic interpretations of Peoples Temple.)

The Peoples of Peoples Temple

Patty Cartmell: A Long Overdue Appreciation, by Garry Lambrev (November 2021)

An Interview with Charles Johnson, by Katherine Klapperich (November 2021)

Personal Reflections

Final Witness: The Legacy of Marceline Jones, by Laurie Efrein Kahalas (November 2021)

Jonestown in the Arts


Jonestown Research

The Infrastructure of Jonestown’s Recording and Speaker Systems: A Photographic Overview, by Joel X. Thomas (January 2022)

Peoples Temple Meetings with the Soviet Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, 1978 (December 2021)

French and Spanish versions of the map of the 20,000-acre leasehold for Jonestown in the Northwest District of Guyana, prepared by Renato Urbano (January 2022)

Spreadsheet Offers Downloadable Demographic Tool for Researchers, by Rebecca Moore (July 2021)

Peoples Temple Radio, the archive of the website of Josef Dieckman (March 2021)

The Music of Peoples Temple (February 2021)

Transmissions from Jonestown: He’s Able, a podcast by Shannon Howard (March 2021)

Website Additions

Jonestown Survivor, the archive of the website of Laura Johnston Kohl (February 2021)

Online Resources

Archived websites (March 2021)

Peoples Temple Photo Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

Primary Sources

The Freedom of Information Act and Jonestown


Mystery of Q042 Death Tape Unspooled, by Joel X. Thomas (January 2022)
The Songs on Q042 (January 2022)

“Faith Without Works Is Dead,” an abridged transcript of a Jim Jones sermon delivered in 1956. (December 2021)

The Margaret Singer Tapes, a collection of tapes recorded by the Human Freedom Center and the Concerned Relatives. (October 2021)

The Tapes of Joseph Mazor (April 2021)

The meeting of September 5, 1978 (April 2021)

Transcriçao Q 042, prepared by Renato Urbano (Traduçaco do Portugês Brasileiro) (January 2022)

Q 192 News and commentary (August 1, 1978) (June 2021)

Q 379 Jones reads news, October 8, 1978 (February 2021)

Q 426 Jones reads news, July 22, 1978 (February 2021)

Q 440 News and commentary (July 18, 1978) (June 2021)

Q 442 Jonestown Express performs, September 29, 1978 (February 2021)

Q 583 Jones & Prokes discuss Guyana PR campaign, Jan 75 (February 2021)

Q 656 Sharon Amos speaks with defector Jeanette Kerns, fall 74 (February 2021)

Q 774 Ben Bowers explains decision to leave Temple, May 77 (February 2021)

Q 777 Jack Beam gives bio statement on Jim Jones (February 2021)

Q 782 News and commentary (April 1, 1978) (June 2021)

Q 786 Fortson audio letter; Katsaris claims abuse by father (February 2021)

Q 973 San Francisco sermon, Aug 73 (February 2021)

Q 985 Jones presides over community meeting, early Aug 1978 (June 2021)

Q 988 Jonestown Express performs; Jones airs grievances, late winter 1978 (June 2021)

Q 994 Jones berates Jonestown community, late winter 1978 (June 2021)

Q 995 Jones asks JT residents why they wish to return to US (Aug 78) (June 2021)

Q 996 Jones reads news (Apr 78); agriculture meeting (winter 78) (June 2021)

Q 997 News and commentary (May 4 & 5, 1978) (June 2021)

Q 1020 Redwood Valley Sermon (1972); Seattle Sermon (1973) (June 2021)

Q 1026 San Francisco sermon, July 72 (February 2021)

Originally posted on January 5th, 2013.

Last modified on January 24th, 2022.
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