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Children in Peoples Temple Welcome to “Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple,” sponsored by the Special Collections of Library and Information Access at San Diego State University. This website…

October 1970 Newsletter

Peoples Temple Newsletter, October 1970 On November 7th and 8th Jim Jones will conduct a humanitarian and healing meeting at Benjamin Franklin Junior High School on the corner of Scott…

Ukiah and Redwood Valley, California – 1965-1974

Articles of Incorporation and Tax Exemption letters Decision to Transfer Church Funds to Missionary Account Jim Jones, Marceline Jones and Carolyn Moore Layton Peoples Temple notecard A True Follower of…

Articles of Incorporation and Tax Exemption letters

In July 1965, Peoples Temple filed Articles of Incorporation as a non-profit corporation in Mendocino County in Northern California. The Secretary of State of California officially certified the corporation on…

Washington Post editorial, August 18, 1973

Throughout the early 1970s, members of Peoples Temple took their summer vacations by joining cross-country bus trips with Jim Jones and other church leaders. Over the years, the trips featured…

Peoples Temple Publicity, Redwood Valley

Peoples Temple was involved in community affairs outside its relatively-isolated headquarters in Redwood Valley in the early 1970s, and issued press releases to let the media know about that involvement….