FBI Section 74 C-5 White Night

C-5 consists of two parts, both related to statements of the people of Jonestown, expressing their attitudes about death. The first entry is a collection of several letters written by three individual members to Jim Jones expressing their willingness to commit suicide and/or get revenge and/or fight to the death against Temple opponents. The second document is a lengthy memo prepared by Rita Tupper, likely prepared about the same time, summarizing similar, shorter notes, written at the request of the Jonestown leadership during a White Night.

The listing below is complete for this section of the FBI’s FOIA release. The complete PDF for this section as released by the FBI is here.

The citation for these documents should open with the FBI’s official designation of these records, which is “RYMUR 89-4286.” Each individual page in these records has a unique number. The first page of the second document, for example, is marked “C-5-a-6”. The complete citation for that page, then, would be “RYMUR 89-4286-C-5-a-6”.

PDF page numbers
Number of pages
Citations of pages
C-5-a-1 – C-5-a-5a
Statements of Commitment to Death
C-5-a-6 – C-5-a-65a
What Would I Do If There Was a Final White Night
Originally posted on June 22nd, 2018.

Last modified on December 3rd, 2021.
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