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Series 1 Contact prints circa 1965-1978 1976-1977

Physical Description: 7 linear feet (10 o-ring preservation box albums, 2 legal document boxes)

Restricted Materials

Sealed and closed until 2051: 1976-05-11 Enemies That Have Left, Box 51, Folder 20
Sealed and closed until 2053: Restricted Contact Sheets from 90220-91399, Box 51, Folder 6 Restricted Contact Prints and Negatives, Box 51, Folder 9 People Who Left the Temple, Box 51, Folder 17 Photographs of People Who Left Peoples Temple, Box 51, Folder 18
Enemies That Have Gone Out, Box 51, Folder 21

Processing Information

The materials in this series were highly but incompletely organized by the Publications Department; most of the materials arrived already placed in titled sections in organized binders, but some were simply placed in boxes, envelopes, and folders. Some of the latter materials were labeled and some not. In rehousing and describing the materials, the processing archivists used the original titles whenever this was possible, and provided titles when it was not (the modern titles have been written in square brackets so that they can be easily differentiated).

Scope and Contents

The contact prints series documents the Temple's activities from the sixties through the seventies (with the overwhelming majority covering the years 1976-1977, including Temple bus trips, services, protests, and the early life of Jonestown).
These prints were designed to serve as a visual index to the Publications Department's photo negative files. First, a contact sheet would be printed off from a roll of negatives; then the individual contact prints would be cut apart and labeled on their backs with various metadata, usually including a roll number, the number of the shot within the roll, and sometimes a name or note identifying the subject. The indexing is not complete and does not encompass all of the contact prints in this series, but enough of it is complete to allow researchers to use the index as intended.
This series has several potential applications for the researcher. It documents the Department's extremely prolific photography, as well as what its staff found significant or aesthetically appealing about the Temple -- which was often the personal and intimate side of church life. In these photographs, members relax at bus trip rest stops, Guyanese orchids bloom, cats and dogs relax on the floor, and people smile from portraits. The series also documents the way Temple publicity staff represented Jim Jones: leading services, performing his faith healings, and as a civic leader and quasi-politician.
Box 1

Contact file 100 1976, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints documenting the following Peoples Temple activities and events: special activities (undated); the Benefit Dinner (1976 September 25, San Francisco); Fourth of July activities (1976, Redwood Valley); demonstrations in support of the Fresno Four (1976 September 10-18); the Mondale rally (1976 October 19); the Moscone dinner (undated); and the Spiritual Jubilee, a joint celebration of Peoples Temple and the Nation of Islam (1976 May 31, Los Angeles). Public figures depicted include: Jim Jones; Mervyn Dymally; Willie Brown; Joe Freitas; George Moscone; and Walter Mondale.
Box 1

Contact file 101: Special activities 1976-1977, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints documenting the following Peoples Temple activities and events: a PTA meeting at Opportunity High School (undated, San Francisco); a rally against the Bakke decision (1976 October 21, San Francisco); the Ralph Nader dinner; a march in support of jailed reporter William Farr (Los Angeles); a rally in support of Dennis Banks (1977 May, San Francisco); a rally in support of San Francisco sheriff Richard Hongisto (undated, San Francisco); a Golden Gate Bridge walk (1977 May, San Francisco); a meeting at Queen Adah Hall (undated, San Francisco); International Hotel rallies and marches (1977 March 3 and 4, San Francisco); and an Opportunity High Christmas party (1976, San Francisco). Public figures depicted include: Jim Jones; Cecil Williams; Dennis Banks; Willie Brown; Ralph Nader; and Richard Hongisto.
Box 2

Contact file 103: 1976 summer trip 1975-1976

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints documenting the 1976 Peoples Temple summer trip to Lynn, Indiana; Chicago; and Washington, D.C. Includes photographs of Jim Jones; church services and healings; an event held by Peoples Temple at the Nation of Islam headquarters in Chicago; Peoples Temple members at services and rest areas; and photographs labelled "security purposes" and "semi accident." Also includes photographs of church services held in June 1975.
Box 2

[Untitled contact file 1]: Trips 1976 October

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints documenting the Peoples Temple bus trip to Chicago, Kansas City, and St. Louis (1976 October).
Box 3, Box 4

Contact file 1 circa 1970-1977

Scope and Contents

Contains undated contact prints of Jim Jones, most of which were taken in the 1970s in California. Includes photographs of Jones at church services and performing healings and anointings; and images of Jones with animals, children, Peoples Temple members, and members of his immediate family.
Box 4, Box 5

Contact file 2 circa 1970-1977

Scope and Contents

Contains mostly undated contact prints documenting Peoples Temple events, activities, and members, most of which were taken in the 1970s in California. Includes photographs of Los Angeles discussion groups; a Florida trip; individual members and groups; Marceline Jones; work projects and members at work; the activities of the Peoples Temple Publications Department; recreational activities, including skits, dances, and martial arts; Tom Grubbs' class in Willits, California; a July 4th celebration in Redwood Valley (1976); Christmas celebrations; and animals. Also includes hundreds of unidentified individual and group portraits of Peoples Temple children.
Box 5, Box 6

Contact file 3 circa 1970-1977

Scope and Contents

Contains undated contact prints documenting Peoples Temple church services, healings, and the Peoples Temple choir and band, most of which were taken in California in the 1970s. Includes thousands of group and individual portraits of Peoples Temple congregants at services.
Box 6

Referrals A-I circa 1970-1977

Scope and Contents

Contains undated contact prints of unidentified people, likely Peoples Temple members. Includes formal portraits of individuals holding identification numbers, as well as some candid portraits.
Box 7

Contact file 4 circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains undated contact prints documenting Peoples Temple properties, facilities, and settlements in California and Guyana. Includes photographs of the Redwood Valley Ranch and Redwood Valley youth; church buildings, houses, and apartment buildings in California, including the San Francisco and Los Angeles temples; and the "Promised Land" (Jonestown). Jonestown photographs depict agricultural activities and equipment; Peoples Temple members at work and leisure; Jim Jones; and visits with Guyanese dignitaries. Also includes photographs of Georgetown, Guyana, and the Lamaha Gardens property.
Box 8

Contact file 5: Guests, Jim with guests, security, legal documentation, individuals, miscellaneous circa 1974-1977

Scope and Contents

Contains mostly undated contact prints documenting Peoples Temple events, activities, and visits from local and national figures and foreign dignitaries, taken in California mostly in 1976. Includes photographs of guests from Belize, the USSR, Grenada, South Africa, Chile (the Chile Democrático group); Housing Authority meetings and trips; church services and meetings at which prominent figures spoke or were present; the Walter Mondale rally (1976 September 19); the Moscone dinner (1976 May?); International Hotel demonstrations; and Jim Jones' trip to Cuba, during which he visited Huey Newton (1977). Also includes photographs labeled "security," "security purposes," and "legal documentation," showing people, cars and trucks, accidents, and acts of vandalism possibly deemed suspicious by Peoples Temple; and formal and candid portraits of unidentified members.
Public figures depicted include: Mervyn Dymally; Kenneth Orduna; Mike Roos; Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden; Dianne Feinstein; Joseph Alioto; Charles Garry; civil rights activist Unita Blackwell Wright; Fernando Flores (Salvador Allende's cabinet minister); Harvey Milk; Willie Brown; Dennis Banks; Angela Davis; Walter Mondale; and George Moscone.
Box 9

[Unbound contact prints] circa 1970-1977

Scope and Contents

Consists of contact prints found loose in boxes, or filed in envelopes rather than binders, mostly depicting Peoples Temple activities in California in the 1970s. Includes photographs of Jim Jones (alone and with animals, children, Marceline Jones, and family members); Jones performing healings; Marceline Jones; work projects; the youth program; candid and formal portraits of identified members; Peoples Temple children; church services; congregations and congregants; facilities; Crescent Realty; the Redwood Valley, San Francisco, and Los Angeles temples; the "mission field;" guests and Jones with guests; legal documentation; bus trips, including the Chicago trip (1976 October); Jones' special appearances; a San Francisco Police Commission meeting (1977 spring); a Glide Memorial Church Martin Luther King, Jr., awards ceremony with Rev. Cecil Williams; a Redwood Valley school graduation ceremony; the NAACP banquet (1976 November 26); and members at church services and in Jonestown. Also includes contact prints labeled "security" and "racists/enemies."
Box 29

Skits and plays circa 1976-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints depicting Temple skits and plays. Apparent topics include the Ku Klux Klan, concentration camps, and Biblical parodies.
Box 29

Guest circa 1970-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints depicting speakers and Temple events.
Box 29

Jim with [assorted subjects] circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains photo contact sheets depicting Jim Jones, as well as various individual portraits. Section title appears unrelated to contents.

General

Full title: Jim with Children Jim with Choir Jim with Seniors Jim with Family Animals Marceline Buses
Box 29

[Individual pictures labeled] circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains various individual portraits, many depicting people holding identifying placards.
Box 29

[Individual pictures unlabeled] circa 1974-1878

Scope and Contents

Contains various individual portraits, many depicting people holding identifying placards.
Box 29

[Stray contact prints] circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains three contact prints depicting group portraits.
Box 36

[Numbered contacts] circa 1970-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains miscellaneous numbered contact sheets.
Box 36, Folder 2

[Numbered contact sheets from 90220-91399] circa 1970-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains numbered contact sheets found in binder labeled "90220-91399."
Box 36, Folder 3

[Unnumbered contact sheets from 90220-91399] circa 1970-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains unnumbered contact sheets found in binder labeled "90220-91399."
Box 36, Folder 4

[Unnumbered contact sheets from 90220-91399] circa 1970-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains unnumbered contact sheets found in binder labeled "90220-91399."
Box 51, Folder 6

[Restricted contact sheets from 90220-91399] circa 1974-1978

Restricted Materials

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the medical privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.

Scope and Contents

Contains contact sheets found in binder labeled "90220-91399."
Box 36, Folder 5

[Unlabeled, unnumbered contact prints] circa 1970-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains unlabeled and unnumbered contact prints.
Box 51, Folder 9

[Restricted contact prints and negatives] circa 1974-1978

Conditions Governing Access

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the medical privacy of possibly living people. They will be restricted until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their last possible date of creation.

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints and negatives with medical and general photography intermixed.
Box 51, Folder 17

People who left the Temple [restricted] circa 1965-1978

Conditions Governing Access

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.

Scope and Contents

Contains photographic prints of people who have left Peoples Temple, some of them children, some of them identified.
Box 51, Folder 18

Photographs of people who left Peoples Temple circa 1965-1978

Restricted Materials

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints, negatives, and photographic prints of people who left Peoples Temple, some of them identified.
Box 51, Folder 20

Enemies that have left [restricted] 1976

Conditions Governing Access

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2051, which is 75 years after their date of creation.

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints of people who have left Peoples Temple.
Box 51, Folder 21

Enemies that have gone out circa 1976-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints and negatives of people who left Peoples Temple.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.
 

Series 2 Slides 1967-1978

Slides from the Peoples Temple Publications Department

Physical Description: 4 linear feet (6 o-ring preservation box albums, 1 legal document box)

Conditions Governing Access

Sealed and closed until 2053: Restricted Slides, Box 51, Folder 16

Processing Information

This series was originally housed in binders, boxes, and carousels, most of them already labeled. Original labels were used wherever possible; archivist-provided labels are given in square brackets. Many of the original labels in the series do not reflect the file contents, and many files are in poor order. Archives staff have not relabeled or rearranged these materials. The creators' original order has been retained.

Scope and Contents

The Slides series contains assorted slides created by the Peoples Temple Publications Department, mainly in the mid- to late 1970s. They document Temple activities such as bus trips, protests, and the building of Jonestown. Many appear to be be designed to promote the ideal of Jonestown to Temple members back in California, with lush images of Guyanese flora, fauna, and natural beauty. Many slides are also individual portraits with emotional power but limited research value. These images will be of interest to researchers seeking to explore the Temple's self-image and its aeshetic priorities -- these were the things that were considered worthy of color photography and public projection.
Box 10

Slides volume 3 1967-1969, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting the daily lives of Peoples Temple members and their families, as well as a ferry trip and a skit.
Box 10

March in Los Angeles for Farr 1977

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints documenting a Peoples Temple march in support of Los Angeles Herald-Examiner reporter Bill Farr, who had been jailed in 1972 for refusing to disclose a source.
Box 10

Russian guests [of] Peoples Temple, newspaper rolling in service 1978, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains contact prints and slides documenting the following Peoples Temple activities and events: presumed Russian guests (April 1978); early Jonestown construction (undated); portraits (undated); service with children's group dance (undated). The title reference to "newspaper rolling in service" has no obvious corresponding photograph.
Box 10

Guests 1974-1977, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting the following miscellany of late Peoples Temple activities, largely undated: portraits, surgery, construction, skits, and a shot of the Jonestown fishing vessel Cudjoe. File title does not appear to correspond with contents.
Box 10

Bucket brigades 1974-1978, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides and negatives documenting the following miscellany of late Peoples Temple activities, largely undated and set in both Jonestown and California: portraits, skits, controlled burning, protests, and crowds. File title does not appear to correspond with contents.
Box 10

American Indian Movement benefit - Peoples Temple circa 1976

Box 10

Bus trip 1976 October

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a 1976 Temple bus trip.
Box 10

Old Freedom Land slides 1974-1975, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting early years in Jonestown, with a few miscellaneous California shots included.

General

Box bears crossed-out label "Pulled from old Promised Land slides"
Box 10

Trip East 1977 1977, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a 1977 Temple trip.
Box 10

Scenic Freedom Land 1978, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting life in Jonestown.
Box 10

Personal publications; portrait studies; old Freedom Land 1978

Scope and Contents

Contains portrait slides, as well as slides of animals. Title given on box does not appear to reflect contents.

General

Crossed out below title: "Slide Show." Written below title: "that way..."
Box 10

Very first trip to Guyana 1974-1975, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting an early trip to Guyana, including scenes of Georgetown and the building of Jonestown.
Box 11

1974 Trip; Rest areas; Miscellaneous 1974-1976, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a 1974 Temple bus trip, as well as Christmas of 1975.
Box 11

Jim in Washington D.C. 1974

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a 1974 Temple trip to Washington, D.C.
Box 11

Disneyland 1974-1975, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple trips to Disneyland.
Box 11

Miscellaneous individuals 1974, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains individual and group portrait slides, as well as slides of animals and landscapes.
Box 11

Animals 1974-1975, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides depicting animals, as well as individual portraits and Guyanese landscapes.
Box 11

[1976 May 11] plays and dances 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting the early life of Jonestown, including building, local animals, portraits, and performances. File title does not reflect contents.
Box 11

Family 1968-1970, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains posed and candid portrait slides, some apparently of Halloween costumes.
Box 12

Slides volume 1: security 1967-1972, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple trips, performances, posed and candid portraits, and landscapes. Also included are Disneyland slides which appear to be commercially produced.
Box 12

Slides volume 4 1967-1974, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple performances and events, as well as posed and candid portraits.
Box 12

Slides volume 5 1970, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple events, performances, weddings, and candid and posed portraits.
Box 12

Slides volume 6 1969-1971, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple performances, the building of Jonestown, and posed and candid portraits.
Box 12

1976 summer trip 1976

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting the following events from the Temple's 1976 trip: buses, church services, dinners, visiting Indiana, special appearances, and arrival in Washington, D.C.
Box 13

[Portraits and Jonestown construction] 1974-1975, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains portrait slides, as well as slides depicting scenes from the construction of Jonestown.
Box 13

Jim with children 1974-1975, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides and photo negatives documenting early life in Jonestown. Title does not reflect contents.
Box 13

Summer trip 1973-1974, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a 1974 Temple trip and scenes of the church in Redwood Valley.
Box 13

Miscellaneous 1974, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Redwood Valley scenes, Jim Jones with animals, and more.
Box 13

Choir 1974-1975, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting the Temple choir, as well as plane flights, nature scenes, and Guyana.
Box 13

February 1975 1975-1976, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides depciting aerial views of Jonestown.
Box 13

Demonstration circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a demonstration with Pro-Temple signs.
Box 13

[Jonestown] circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Slides depicting an aerial view of Jonestown and Peoples Temple members.
Box 13

Special appearances 1976

Scope and Contents

Includes slides documenting special appearances by Jim Jones, including at the Nation of Islam temple in Chicago.
Box 14

Scenic 1974-1975, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting life in Jonestown.
Box 14

Work project 1974-1975, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple trips and work activities.
Box 14

Rest stops and recreation 1976, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple trips and days out.
Box 14

Promised Land individual portraits 1975, undated

Scope and Contents

Individual portrait slides of Temple members.
Box 14

Slides of roll of film; slides of San Francisco service, Redwood Valley service, choir trip 1976, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting the Temple choir, Jonestown life, and children.
Box 14

Kansas City trip circa 1976

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a Temple bus trip.
Box 14

Kansas City circa 1976

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a Temple trip to Kansas City.
Box 14

Summer trip 1976 1976, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a Temple bus trip.
Box 14

Detroit October 1976 1976, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a Temple trip to Detroit, with church services, protests, portraits, and more.
Box 14

Jim Jones Summer 1976 meetings circa 1976

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple services.
Box 14

Testimonial dinner 1976

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting the 1976 testimonial dinner for Jim Jones.
Box 14

Fresno circa 1976

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting miscellaneous images of performances, animals, and scenery. Title does not appear to reflect contents.
Box 15

Jim Jones with Huey Newton 1977

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a meeting between Jim Jones and Huey Newton, as well as beach scenes and portraits.
Box 15

Play 1977, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a Peoples Temple play which appears to parody Biblical stories.
Box 15

Grace and John and Tim 1976-1977

Scope and Contents

Contains slides of the Stoen family.
Box 15

Slide of Jim at his grandfather's grave circa 1970s

Scope and Contents

A slide of Jim Jones at his grandfather's grave.
Box 15

[Unlabeled envelope] 1975, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides depicting Jonestown.
Box 15

[Unlabeled box] 1976-1977, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple gatherings, work parties, and small portions of the 1976 summer trip.
Box 15

Slide for new pamphlet 1973-1976

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple activities and images of Jim Jones for use in the newsletter.

General

Written below title: "get color print mode...5X7 slides used in publication"
Box 15

[Unlabeled box] 1977

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple gatherings, performances, and Jim Jones.
Box 15

Promised Land security slides 1974-1976, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting Temple trips and gatherings.
Box 15

Wired Choir Furth - Harvey Milk at podium 1976

Scope and Contents

Contains slides documenting a choir performance and speech by Harvey Milk.
Box 15

[Slides from individual envelopes] circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains two slides which were originally found in individual envelopes, one of Timothy and John Victor Stoen labeled "John John in Freedom Land," the other of a group of people labeled "Becky."
Box 51, Folder 16

Restricted slides circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains slides depicting the birth of an infant.

Restricted Materials

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the medical privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.
 

Series 3 Negatives circa 1965-1978 1976-1977

Negatives from the Peoples Temple Publications Department

Physical Description: 9 linear feet (13 o-ring preservation boxes, 1 legal document box, 1 shallow lid cabinet card box)

Restricted Materials

Sealed and closed until 2053: [Medical, Restricted], Box 51, Folder 14.

Processing Information

This series was originally housed in binders, with some materials kept in envelopes; nearly all of both were labeled with roll numbers which have been reproduced at the top of the negative protectors used for rehousing. Most files in this series were not originally provided with titles; archivists' titles have been placed in square brackets.

Scope and Contents

The Negatives series contains negatives corresponding to the contact prints collected in Series 1, sharing the same dates and subjects. Each negative roll was given a number, and the contact prints were turned into a visual index to the negatives by labeling the prints with their roll and shot numbers, cutting them apart, and organizing them into binders by subject.
Box 16

Negative file 1: A-J, 1-200 circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 1-200.
Box 16

[101-152] circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative roll numbers 101-152.
Box 17

[200-350] circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 200-350.
Box 17

[230-368] circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 230-368.
Box 17

[351-368] circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 351-368.
Box 18

[1001-1100] circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative roles 1001-1100.
Box 19

1101 to 1200 circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 1101-1248, with some gaps.
Box 20

[1219-1283] circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 1219-1315, with one unidentified roll found with them.
Box 21

Book 1: 1400-1490 circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 1400-1490.
Box 21

Book 2: 1491-1581 circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 1491-1581.
Box 22

Book 3: 1582-1691 circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 1582-1691.
Box 23

Book 4: 1692-1789 circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 1692-1789.
Box 24

Negative file 5: 1791-1867 circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 1971-1867.
Box 25

[Black unlabeled file, 3000-3026, and unnumbered] circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negative rolls 3000-3026, along with a series of unnumbered rolls and corresponding contact sheets.
Box 26

9 [unnumbered] circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains unnumbered negative rolls interspersed with contact sheets.
Box 26

Refile neg[ative]s circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains unnumbered negatives interspersed with contact sheets.
Box 27

Freedom Land slides circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains unnumbered negatives.
Box 27

Christmas circa 1965-1974

Scope and Contents

Contains unnumbered negatives.
Box 27

[Unfiled, unlabeled] circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains unnumbered negatives, some interspersed with their original notated envelopes and with contact sheets.
Box 27

Jonestown color neg[ative]s and contact prints circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains unnumbered negatives interspersed with contact sheets and prints.
Box 27

Contact paper circa 1965-1974

General

Crossed out over folder title: "Plain contacts + negs without contacts that match"/"Events 2/4." On folder: "Work work work."

Scope and Contents

Contains unnumbered negatives interspersed with contact sheets.
Box 28

[Loose material pulled from black binder with Brooks Camera price tag on spine] circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains unnumbered negatives interspersed with contact sheets.
Box 28

[Unnumbered, unlabeled] circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains unnumbered negatives.
Box 51, Folder 14

[Medical, restricted] circa 1965-1978

Restricted Materials

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the medical privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.

Scope and Contents

Contains negatives depicting medical procedures.
Box 29

[Stray materials, unfiled] circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negatives (interspersed with their contact sheets) depicting individuals, couples, posed groups, scenery, and aerial images of farms.
Box 29

Copies for Letter file to Dick T[ropp] circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains negatives (interspersed with their contact sheets) depicting individuals, groups, animals, images of Jonestown, Carlton Goodlett, and Jim Jones. From the title, it appears that these materials are connected to Dick Tropp's Jonestown writing.
Box 29

[Found with prints of African dancers] circa 1975-1976

Box 29

[Originally placed with duplicate prints] circa 1974-1976

Box 29

[Jim Jones] circa 1974-1978

Box 45

[Slides of artwork, photographs of Jim Jones] circa 1970-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains 4x5 negatives, including images of pen-and-ink artwork done by Temple member Nancy Sines, as well as formal portraits of Jim Jones by member Dick Grubbs (aka Ken Norton).

Restricted Materials

These materials are suffering from vinegar syndrome and have been restricted for preservation reasons. They will have to be digitized to be viewed safely.
 

Series 4 Manuscripts, ephemera, publications, and other materials 1961-1978

Physical Description: 4 linear feet (6 legal document boxes, 1 oversize flat print box Q, 1 flip top cabinet card box)

Restricted Materials

Sealed and closed until 2052: Visitor Information Cards, Box 51, Folders 4-5.
Sealed and closed until 2053: Disappearing Photograph Correspondence, Box 51, Folder 10. Disappearing Photograph Envelopes, Box 51, Folders 11-12. Disappearing Photographs, Box 51, Folder 13. Conspiracy Book [restricted], Box 51, Folder 15.
Sealed for the lifetimes of the subjects: Temple Member Biographies, Box 51, Folder 3 (Timothy Carter and Lee Ingram)

Processing Information

This series had very little original order; folder order and titles were provided by the processing team. Square brackets were not used to indicate provided titles, as none were original.

Scope and Contents

The manuscripts, ephemera, and artifacts series contains a diverse selection of materials produced or maintained by the Publications Department. Some, such as a substantial group of Temple newsletters and mailers, document the Department's daily work. Others, such as a collection of members' biographies from Jonestown and the manuscript of a book by member (and later defector) Teri Buford documenting potential conspiracies against the Temple, speak of the Department's sense of a broader mandate for presenting the Temple's work to the world. The series also contains clippings from mainstream newspapers documenting Temple activities, a small selection of personal documents and correspondence relating to the Jones family, late Jonestown correspondence, pamphlets, press releases, a Temple hymnal, and various other ephemera. The series will be of interest to researchers who wish to explore the Temple's self-image as well as its outward image. Though these materials are an incomplete record of the Temple's internal life, they effectively suggest how broad its range of self-representations was -- from the cheerful prosperity gospel of the monthly mailers, to the determined witnessing of the Jonestown testimonials, to the grievances of the conspiracy book.
Box 37, Folder 1

Peoples Forum 1977 March

Box 37, Folder 2

Peoples Forum 1977 April

Box 37, Folder 3

Peoples Forum 1977 February

Box 37, Folder 4

Peoples Forum, New Times, Opportunity II High poetry book 1976-1978

Box 37, Folder 5

Bialian News, Sun Reporter 1976-1978

Box 37, Folder 6

Peoples Forum 1976-1977

Box 37, Folder 7

Dick Tropp book corrected proofs circa 1976-1978

Box 37, Folders 8a-8b

Temple member biographies circa 1977-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains typed biographies of Temple members, written or transcribed in Jonestown by former Peoples Forum editor Dick Tropp.
Box 51, Folder 3

Temple member biographies [restricted] circa 1977-1978

Restricted Materials

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the privacy of living people. They will remain closed to researchers during the lifetimes of the subjects, Tim Carter and Lee Ingram.

Scope and Contents

Contains typed biographies of Temple members, written or transcribed in Jonestown by former Peoples Forum editor Dick Tropp.
Box 37, Folder 9

Peoples Forum 1976 May 1

Box 37, Folders 10

Materials from Dick Tropp circa 1976-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains Conspiracy Book draft materials written by Dick Tropp.
Box 38, Folder 1

Clippings 1961-1976, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings, mainly laudatory, concerning Jim Jones and Peoples Temple.
Box 38, Folder 2

Temple stationery - Indianapolis circa 1965-1970

Box 38, Folder 3

Peoples Temple newsletters circa 1970-1976

Scope and Contents

Contains newsletters and mailers, including Peoples Forum, Peoples Temple Report, and a pamphlet called Vacation Highlights detailing a summer 1973 Temple trip.
Box 38, Folder 4

Cost of living petition, Mayor's Commission on Human Rights address circa 1960-1973

Scope and Contents

Contains a copy of a petition about cost of living, and a small slip of paper bearing the physical address of the Indianapolis Mayor's Commission on Human Rights.
Box 38, Folder 5

School documents of Jones family and Temple members circa 1970-1974

Box 38, Folder 6

Correspondence: Selective Service (Jim Jones' draft status), Jones family, Nikita Khrushchev, Jackie Kennedy, Jonestown, and others 1955-1977

Box 38, Folder 7

Mike Prokes' suicide note and final statement (copies) 1979 March 13

Box 38, Folder 8

Jonestown pamphlets and copy of Alleg's The Question circa 1974-1978

Box 38, Folder 9

Jonestown progress reports, pamphlets, and ephemera; Martin Luther King celebration circa 1974-1978

Box 38, Folder 10

Drafts for Peoples Forum regarding Jonestown; press releases; other late Temple interactions with press circa 1974-1978

Box 38, Folder 11

Letter and handbills advertising Chicago healings 1977

Box 38, Folder 12

Peoples Temple hymnal; The Letter Killeth, but the Spirit Giveth Life circa 1965-1975

Box 38, Folder 13

The Living Word and Temple pamphlets circa 1972-1978

Box 38, Folder 14

Membership cards, stamps, ephemera, and others circa 1975-1989

Scope and Contents

Contains Temple membership cards, postage stamps, a clipping about the Temple building's 1989 demolition, a transparency of the Temple logo, a Valley Publishing Company business card, and a partial list of Publications Department staff with notes about their contributions for coffee.
Box 38, Folder 15

Late Jonestown correspondence 1978 October-November

Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Evelyn Leroy, "Maria," and Curtis Winter. "Maria" is likely Maria McCann; both she and Evelyn Leroy wrote to Bette McCann.
Box 38, Folder 16

Unused point of contact sheets, press release, ephemera 1975-1976, undated

Box 38, Folder 17

Envelope of clippings apparently saved by Lynetta Jones circa 1960s

Scope and Contents

Envelope is labeled "Lynetta Jones."
Box 39, Folder 1

Conspiracy Book: Clippings tucked into cover 1976

Box 39, Folder 2

Conspiracy Book part one: David Conn and the U.S. Treasury Department 1978

Box 39, Folder 3

Conspiracy Book part two: Air Force Surveillance of the Temple 1978

Box 39, Folder 4

Conspiracy Book part three: Attempts to disrupt the Temple in Guyana 1978

Box 39, Folder 5

Conspiracy Book part four: The New West "break-in" 1978

Box 39, Folder 6

Conspiracy Book part five: Joseph Mazor 1978

Box 39, Folder 7

Conspiracy Book: Government intrusion 1978

Box 39, Folder 8

Conspiracy Book: Internal Revenue Service 1978

Box 39, Folder 9

Conspiracy Book: Timothy Stoen 1978

Box 39, Folder 10

Conspiracy Book: "Concerned Relatives" and Peoples Temple press conference with positive relatives 1978

Box 39, Folder 11

Conspiracy Book: A Chronicle of Human Service 1978

Box 39, Folder 12

Conspiracy Book: Loose Documents 1978

Box 40, Folders 1-2

Dick Tropp Jonestown writings circa 1977-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains materials written in defense of the Temple. Donors identify them as likely being written by Dick Tropp, with some chance of involvement by his sister Harriet.
Box 40, Folders 3-31

Mailers 1973 November - 1978 April

Box 40, Folder 32

Christmas offering folder circa 1974-1975

Box 40, Folder 32

Disappearing photographs follow-up mailer circa 1974-1975

Box 51, Folders 4-5

Visitor information cards [restricted] 1974-1977

Conditions Governing Access

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the privacy of people who may be living. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2052, which is 75 years after their latest date of creation.

Scope and Contents

These notecards were kept by the Temple to track visitors and potential members. They are very candid, often very negative assessments, noting potential law enforcement connections, drug use, criminal history, and what was perceived to be the subjects' feelings about their own racial and religious background.
Box 41, Folder 1

Guyanese coins, Jim Jones photo ring circa 1970-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains a small group of Guyanese penny coins found in a plastic bag in the collection, along with a locket ring containing a photograph of Jim Jones. The ring is stored with its original envelope provided by the donors, which declares it to be the former property of Temple member and Jonestown victim Novella Sneed (1907-1978).
Box 41, Folder 2

Jim Jones promotional pens, licenses to solicit circa 1970-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains a series of pens promoting Jim Jones and the Redwood Valley Temple, along with Licenses to Solicit (i.e. to publicly seek donations to the church) for members Linda Mertle and Vonn Smith.
Box 41, Folder 4

Disappearing photographs circa 1974-1975

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of Jim Jones intentionally developed to fade on contact with light, distributed with the Temple's August 1974 mailer and intended to be used for faith healing. Although the mailer never explicitly instructed the user to place the photograph on the site of their illness and watch the photograph vanish as they were healed, it did include several testimonials to this effect. The photographs in this folder were sent back to the Temple, many with testimonals written on their reverse sides.
Box 51, Folder 10-12

Disappearing photograph correspondence [restricted] circa 1974-1975

Restricted Materials

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the medical privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation. Redacted access copies are available in Box 41, Folder 3.

Scope and Contents

Contains letters and notes testifying to the ostensible power of the "disappearing photographs" of Jim Jones, distributed with the Temple's August 1974 mailer, and intended to be used for faith healing.
Box 41, Folder 3

Disappearing photograph correspondence [redacted copies] 2019

Scope and Contents

Contains redacted copies of letters testifying to the ostensible power of the "disappearing photographs" of Jim Jones distributed with the Temple's August 1974 mailer, and intended to be used for faith healing. Names have been removed from the letters in order to protect the privacy of possibly living people. Some have been left unaltered, in cases of the subjects' confirmed deaths at Jonestown.
Box 42, Folder 1

Clippings, open letter with signers' addresses listed, poster with autobiographical note from Jim Jones circa 1970-1978

Box 42, Folder 2

Photographs and note from San Francisco Chronicle 1976 December 2

Box 42, Folder 3

California State Senate commendation printing materials 1976

Box 42, Folder 4

Marie Stoney portraits of Native Americans circa 1970s

Box 42, Folder 5

Dick Tropp book proofs circa 1977-1978

Box 46

Film canisters and stamp circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains a miscellaneous group of undeveloped film canisters and camera materials, along with a metal stamp depicting Jim Jones and his family.
Box 51, Folder 13

Disappearing photographs [restricted] circa 1974-1975

Conditions Governing Access

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the medical privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of Jim Jones intentionally developed to fade on contact with light, distributed with the Temple's August 1974 mailer and intended to be used for faith healing. Although the mailer never explicitly instructed the user to place the photograph on the site of their illness and watch the photograph vanish as they were healed, it did include several testimonials to this effect. The photographs in this folder were sent back to the Temple, many with testimonals written on their reverse sides.
Box 41, Folder 5

Transcriptions of Jonestown broadcasts 1977, undated

Box 51, Folder 15

Conspiracy Book [restricted] circa 1976

Restricted Materials

Contains a page from the manuscript of a book documenting potential conspiracies against the Temple, compiled by member (and eventual defector) Teri Buford. Page includes a signed confession of a Temple member that may compromise the privacy of living people.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.
Box 41, Folder 6

Publications Department activity organizational chart 2019

Scope and Contents

Contains an organizational chart explaining Temple activities publicized by the Publications Department, produced in 2019 by the donors.
 

Series 5 Photographic Prints circa 1965-1978

Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet (3 legal document boxes, 4 albums with slipcase)

Restricted Materials

Sealed and closed until 2051: Testimony Photographs (Found with Disappearing Photographs), Box 51, Folder 19
Sealed and closed until 2053: Portraits [restricted], Box 51, Folders 1-2 Medical Photographs, Box 51, Folders 7-8.

Processing Information

The processing team organized these materials into folders by subject. Most folder titles were supplied by processing staff. Supplied titles do not appear in brackets for this series.
Boxes 32-35 were rehoused in 2010 by Frances Kaplan when the materials were donated.

Scope and Contents

Photographic prints were created or collected by the Publications Department to illustrate the Peoples Forum newspaper and other printed materials, including newsletters, press releases, and mailers, which supported Peoples Temple's fundraising, public relations, and community outreach activities. The Publications Department also supplied photographic prints, enclosed with press releases, to other news organizations, including Carlton Goodlett's Sun-Reporter, an important voice in the San Francisco Bay Area African American community. This series also includes a very incomplete set of passport and membership photographs of Peoples Temple members; as well as two restricted folders of photographs of individuals who do not appear to be directly affiliated with the Temple. Subjects represented by the photographic prints include: Jim Jones and his family; church services and bus trips; marches and special events, including the Testimonial dinner; activists and political figures; and Jonestown.
The photographs in this series are the most curated images in the collection; many were printed for publication because of their strong public relations appeal. This series has several potential applications for the researcher and public. It documents the Publications Department's marketing and outreach strategy, showing how images were used to animate the Temple's political base to build community influence and recognition, and its religious base to build membership and funding sources. The series also documents the way Temple staff represented Jim Jones: leading services, as a family man with wife and children, and interacting with animals.
Box 30, Folder 1

Exploratory trip to Jonestown circa 1974

Box 30, Folder 2

African dancers circa 1975-1976

Scope and Contents

The African Dancers folder contains two separate troupes, one of which is a visiting dance group from Africa that performed at the Temple, the other is a Peoples Temple troupe inspired by the group from Africa. The Peoples Temple troupe became one of the star attractions for the Temple.
Box 30, Folder 3-6

Jonestown circa 1974-1978

Box 30, Folder 7

Children circa 1974-1978

Box 30, Folder 8

1976 trip 1976

Box 30, Folders 9-12

Individuals and unidentified photographs circa 1965-1978, undated

Box 30, Folder 13

Member and passport photographs circa 1970-1978

Scope and Contents

Contains individual portraits of unidentified Temple members.
Box 30, Folder 14

Political figures circa 1965-1978

Scope and Contents

Subjects include political figures such as Harvey Milk, Huey Percy Newton, Willie Brown, and President of Guyana Arthur Chung among others.
Box 31, Folder 1

Jim Jones and family circa 1965-1978, undated

Box 31, Folder 2

Jim Jones healing circa 1974-1978

Box 31, Folder 3

Buses and church service circa 1974-1978

Box 31, Folder 4

Jim and audience circa 1974-1978

Box 31, Folder 5

Jim alone circa 1974-1978, undated

Box 31, Folder 6

Jim Jones and Dennis Banks 1976

Box 31, Folder 7

Healings 1976 Summer trip file 1976

Box 31, Folder 8

Jim Jones and animals circa 1931-1978

Scope and Contents

Folder includes contact prints.
Box 31, Folder 9

Jim Jones leading church services 1974, undated

Box 31, Folder 10

Builders circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Photographs taken in the parking lot of the San Francisco Peoples Temple.
Box 31, Folder 11

Security circa 1974-1978

Box 31, Folder 12

Testimonial dinner 1976 September 25

Box 51, Folder 19

Testimony photographs (found with disappearing photographs) 1976

Conditions Governing Access

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2051, which is 75 years after their date of creation.

Scope and Contents

Contains photographic prints of families and individuals whose connection to the Peoples Temple is unknown, originally filed with the disappearing photographs. Some have notes on the back.
Box 31, Folders 13-15

Duplicates circa 1974-1978

Box 31, Folder 16

South African riot photography reproduced from slides (for Peoples Forum publication) circa 1976-1977

Box 32

Jonestown circa 1974-1978

Scope and Contents

Subjects include Jonestown crates for Guyana, Georgetown, Kaituma River, and Jonestown.
Box 33

Marches, special events circa 1970-1978

Scope and Contents

Subjects include marches, individuals and unidentified photos, children dancing, church services, Disneyland, a March in Los Angeles for formerly jailed journlist William Farr, 1977, and a Los Angeles police conflict.
Box 34

Jonestown circa 1974-1978

Box 35

Jim Jones and family circa 1970-1978

Box 51, Folder 1

Portraits [restricted] circa 1940-1978

Restricted Materials

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.

Scope and Contents

Contains posed and candid portraits of identified people, most of whom who do not appear to be directly affiliated with Peoples Temple. They may be family members of Peoples Temple members.
Box 51, Folder 2

Portraits [restricted] circa 1965-1978

Restricted Materials

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.

Scope and Contents

Contains posed and candid portraits of identified people, most of whom who do not appear to be directly affiliated with Peoples Temple. They may be family members of Peoples Temple members.
Box 51, Folder 7

Medical photographs [restricted] circa 1974-1978

Conditions Governing Access

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the medical privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.
Box 51, Folder 8

Medical photographs [restricted] circa 1970-1978

Conditions Governing Access

The materials in this folder are restricted to protect the medical privacy of possibly living people. They will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after their latest possible date of creation.
 

Series 6 Audiovisual recordings 1965-1978, undated

Physical Description: 5 linear feet (2 record storage cartons, 1 oversize print box B, 1 large capacity CD box, 1 oversize legal document box)

Conditions Governing Access

Sealed and closed until 2046: [Peoples Temple meeting], Thanksgiving meeting, Nov. 25, 1971, Reel 1, Video Tape 04, Box 43. [Peoples Temple meeting, Los Angeles], 11-27-71, #2, Video Tape 10, Box 43. [Peoples Temple meeting], Reel #3, 11/27/71, L.A. meeting, Video Tape 03, Box 43.
Sealed and closed until 2050: [Peoples Temple meeting], March 5, 1975, Wed nite, Video Tape 01, Box 43. [Peoples Temple meeting], 3/14/1975, Video Tape 02, Box 43. [Psychic surgery on unidentified woman's abdomen and neck], Film Reel 40, Box 44. [Peoples Temple meeting], L.A. Saturday, Video Tape 07, Box 43
Sealed for the lifetimes of the subjects: "Jim and Marcie respond to John Stoen suit from Jonestown," Film Reel 01, Box 44 (Timothy Stoen and Grace Jones)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Materials have been digitized wherever possible. All original copies are restricted for preservation reasons; researchers must consult digitized copies.

Processing Information

Original titles have been used when possible. Archivist-provided titles are written in square brackets.

Scope and Contents

The audiovisual recordings series contains audio and video recordings. Much of the video consists of short amateur films promoting Jonestown, showing off its residents, equipment, and facilities; there is also video footage of several Temple meetings. The sound recordings are much more varied. Some are recordings of Jim Jones' sermons and his amateur radio broadcasts from Jonestown. Others document commercial radio appearances by Temple members and associates, including Marceline Jones, Mark Lane, and Jim McElvane. There is a long recording of an interview with Jim Jones by Phil Tracy of New West Magazine, as well as several copies of commercial music albums. Several tapes were bulk erased at some point between creation and donation.
This series will be of interest to researchers who are curious about how the Temple represented itself both to outsiders and insiders, as well as the religious doctrines that informed members' thinking. Though heavily mediated, they provide an in-depth look into the Temple's internal life.
 

Moving images circa 1965-1978

Box 44

"Jim & Marcie respond to John Stoen suit from Jonestown" circa 1977

Restricted Materials

This film reel is restricted to protect the privacy of living people. It will remain closed to researchers during the lifetimes of the subjects, Timothy Stoen and Grace Jones.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 01.
Box 43

[Jim Jones promoting Jonestown] circa 1974-1975

[Jim Jones promoting Jonestown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 2. Amateur movie recording Jim Jones promoting Jonestown by showing and describing its amenities, including living quarters, cleared fields, chickens, generators, and power lines. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 43

[Aerial views of Jonestown, Jim and Marceline Jones visiting Jonestown] 1975

[Aerial views of Jonestown, Jim and Marceline Jones visiting Jonestown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 3. Amateur movie recording an early visit of Jim and Marceline Jones to Jonestown, including footage of their arrival and of Jonestown residents promoting the settlement. Includes aerial views of Georgetown and Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

Baby nursery (reel 5) 1974

Baby nursery (reel 5)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 5. Amateur movie of the baby nursery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana.
Box 44

Baby nursery (reel 6) 1974

Baby nursery (reel 6)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 6. Amateur movie of the baby nursery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana.
Box 44

P.L. (Old), Muggs, Michelle T., Charlie T., Pop Jackson working, Joyce 1974

P.L. (Old), Muggs, Michelle T., Charlie T., Pop Jackson working, Joyce

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 7. Amateur movie of Peoples Temple members at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana.
Box 44

Moscone, Kahn circa 1976-1978

Moscone, Kahn

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 8. Amateur movie documenting the relationship between George Moscone and Albert E. Kahn and Peoples Temple.
Box 44

[Jonestown scenes] circa 1974-1975

[Jonestown scenes]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 9. Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including the nursery, piggery, pavilion, and other buildings; agricultural equipment; and the settlement's early residents and construction crew. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown residents working in fields, aerial views of the Jonestown site] circa 1974

[Jonestown residents working in fields, aerial views of the Jonestown site]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 10. Amateur movie recording early Jonestown settlers planting fields with local indigenous people and aerial footage of the Jonestown site. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown scenes] 1974-1975

[Jonestown scenes]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 11. Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including fields and crops, and residents sharing a large meal together. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown scenes] 1974-1975

[Jonestown scenes]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 12. Amateur movie recording early Jonestown scenes, including residents sharing a large meal together. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown nursery and school scenes] circa 1974-1978

[Jonestown nursery and school scenes]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 13. Amateur movie recording Jonestown nursery and school scenes, including women and infants in the Jonestown nursery, women reading to and singing with children, and children in the Jonestown school. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Pop and Mom Jackson discussing scripture and the "promised land" in Jonestown] circa 1974-1975

[Pop and Mom Jackson discussing scripture and the "promised land" in Jonestown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 14. Amateur movie recording elderly Jonestown residents Pop and Mom Jackson discussing scripture and the "promised land" outside of their cottage in Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

Brandy & Whiskers circa 1965-1978

Brandy & Whiskers

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 15. Footage of a track meet and two dogs.
Box 44

Piggery 1974-1978

Piggery

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 16. Amateur movie of the piggery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana.
Box 44

[Jonestown] seeder circa 1974-1978

[Jonestown] seeder

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 17. Amateur movie documenting the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana.
Box 44

Kids and piggery circa 1974-1978

Kids and piggery

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film roll 18. Amateur movie of children and the piggery at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana.
Box 44

J. J. [Jim Jones] & family sing United Forever circa 1974-1978

J. J. [Jim Jones] & family sing United Forever

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film roll 19. Amateur movie recording Jim Jones and his family singing "United Forever."
Box 44

Bulldozer and burning woods circa 1974-1978

Bulldozer and burning woods

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 20. Amateur movie documenting work at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana.
Box 44

Burning cut-down trees, children playing circa 1974-1978

Burning cut-down trees, children playing

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 21. Amateur movie documenting children and work at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana.
Box 44

[Jonestown singers and band entertaining in pavilion] circa 1974-1978

[Jonestown singers and band entertaining in pavilion]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 22. Amateur movie recording two women singers and a band performing at the Jonestown pavilion. The second singer is Deanna Wilkinson. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jim Jones showing supplies and provisions in the Jonestown warehouse] circa 1974-1977

[Jim Jones showing supplies and provisions in the Jonestown warehouse]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 23. Amateur movie recording Jim Jones showing and describing supplies and provisions in the Jonestown warehouse. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Tom Grubbs quizzing Jonestown schoolchildren, with Jim Jones in background] circa 1974-1978

[Tom Grubbs quizzing Jonestown schoolchildren, with Jim Jones in background]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 24. Amateur movie recording teacher Tom Grubbs quizzing Jonestown schoolchildren on logic, with Jim Jones in background. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown basketball game, children playing] circa 1974-1978

[Jonestown basketball game, children playing]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 25. Amateur movie recording young men playing basketball and children playing at Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown residents entertaining in pavilion] circa 1974-1978

[Jonestown residents entertaining in pavilion]

Conditions Governing Access

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 26. Amateur movie recording a performance of the song "Yesterday" by a woman singer and band and a comedy skit at the Jonestown pavilion. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Aerial views of Georgetown, Jonestown scenes] circa 1974-1978

[Aerial views of Georgetown, Jonestown scenes]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 27. Amateur movie recording aerial views of Georgetown, Guyana, and Jonestown scenes, including crops, the chimpanzee Mr. Muggs' cage, and buildings. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown children's parade] circa 1974-1978

[Jonestown children's parade]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 28. Amateur movie recording a children's parade in Jonestown, with children in costume, playing. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown children's parade] circa 1974-1978

[Jonestown children's parade]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 29. Amateur movie recording a children's parade in Jonestown, with children in costume, playing. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown volleyball game] circa 1974-1978

[Jonestown volleyball game]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 30. Amateur movie recording children and young adults playing volleyball in Jonestown. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown singer and band entertaining in pavilion] circa 1974-1978

[Jonestown singer and band entertaining in pavilion]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 31. Amateur movie recording singer Deanna Wilkinson and band performing a Jonestown-inspired version of the song "You are so beautiful to me" at the Jonestown pavilion. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jim Jones promoting Jonestown] circa 1976-1978

[Jim Jones promoting Jonestown]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 32. Amateur movie recording Jim Jones promoting Jonestown by showing and describing its amenities, including living quarters, cleared fields, chickens, generators, and power lines. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown schoolchildren, women making toys] circa 1974-1978

[Jonestown schoolchildren, women making toys]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 33. Amateur movie recording Jonestown children at school, singing, and dancing, and women making dolls and stuffed animals. Also includes footage of Jonestown products, including wooden toys, children's games, and soap. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jonestown residents showing heavy agricultural equipment] circa 1974-1975

[Jonestown residents showing heavy agricultural equipment]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 34. Amateur movie recording early Jonestown settlers showing heavy agricultural equipment. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

Unidentified circa 1965-1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 35. Title card, "Thank you, Father"
Box 44

[Jonestown children's parade] circa 1974-1978

[Jonestown children's parade]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 36. Amateur movie recording a children's parade in Jonestown, with children in costume, playing. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Meeting of Guyanese officials and Jonestown residents] circa 1974-1978

[Meeting of Guyanese officials and Jonestown residents]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 38. Amateur movie recording a meeting of Guyanese officials and Jonestown residents, possibly in Port Kaituma, Guyana. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Jim Jones showing supplies and provisions in the Jonestown warehouse] circa 1974-1977

[Jim Jones showing supplies and provisions in the Jonestown warehouse]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 39. Amateur movie recording Jim Jones showing and describing supplies and provisions in the Jonestown warehouse. Films like this were recorded by Peoples Temple to promote the agricultural mission and encourage migration to Jonestown.
Box 44

[Psychic surgery on unidentified woman's abdomen and neck] circa 1965-1978

Restricted Materials

This film reel is restricted to protect the medical privacy of people who may be living. It will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after its latest possible date of creation.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 16mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes as well as for privacy.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 41. Footage records a fradulent psychic surgery performed on an unidentified woman. Donor believes the film was not recorded at Jonestown. Includes gory imagery.
Box 44

[Jim Jones preaching at the Peoples Temple church in Los Angeles] circa 1972-1974

[Jim Jones preaching at the Peoples Temple church in Los Angeles]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on Super 8mm film. Original reel is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction at Internet Archive.

Scope and Contents

Film reel 41. Amateur movie recording Jim Jones preaching at the Peoples Temple Church in Los Angeles during a likely healing service. Includes brief clips of scenes from the Peoples Temple Agricultural Mission in Jonestown, Guyana.
Box 43

[Peoples Temple meeting], March 5, 1975, Wed nite 1975 March 5

Restricted Materials

This film reel is restricted to protect the medical privacy of people who may be living. It will remain closed to researchers until the year 2050, which is 75 years after its date of creation.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 7-inch videotape. Original reel is restricted for preservation as well as privacy purposes.

Scope and Contents

Video tape 01.
Box 43

[Peoples Temple meeting], 3/14/1975 1975 March 14

Restricted Materials

This film reel is restricted to protect the medical privacy of people who may be living. It will remain closed to researchers until the year 2050, which is 75 years after its date of creation.

Scope and Contents

Video tape 2.

Scope and Contents

Recorded on 7-inch videotape. Original reel is restricted for preservation as well as privacy purposes.
Box 43

[Peoples Temple meeting], Reel #3, 11/27/71, L.A. meeting 1971 November 27

Restricted Materials

This film reel is restricted to protect the medical privacy of people who may be living. It will remain closed to researchers until the year 2046, which is 75 years after its date of creation.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 5-inch videotape. Original reel is restricted for preservation as well as privacy purposes.

Scope and Contents

Video tape 03.
Box 43

[Peoples Temple meeting], Thanksgiving meeting, Nov. 25, 1971, Reel 1 1971 November 25

Restricted Materials

This film reel is restricted to protect the medical privacy of people who may be living. It will remain closed to researchers until the year 2046, which is 75 years after its date of creation.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 5-inch videotape. Original reel is restricted for preservation as well as privacy purposes.

Scope and Contents

Video tape 04.
Box 43

Unidentified circa 1965-1978

Restricted Materials

Tape has not been digitized and, for preservation reasons, should not be played outside the context of digitization.

Scope and Contents

Video tape 5.
Box 43

Unidentified circa 1965-1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Tape has not been digitized and, for preservation reasons, should not be played outside the context of digitization.

Scope and Contents

Video tape 06.
Box 43

[Peoples Temple meeting], L.A. Saturday circa 1965-1978

Restricted Materials

This film reel is restricted to protect the medical privacy of people who may be living. It will remain closed to researchers until the year 2053, which is 75 years after its latest possible date of creation.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 5-inch videotape. Original reel is restricted for preservation as well as privacy purposes.

Scope and Contents

Video tape 07.
Box 43

Unidentified circa 1965-1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Tape has not been digitized and, for preservation reasons, should not be played outside the context of digitization.

Scope and Contents

Video tape 08.
Box 43

Unidentified circa 1965-1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Tape has not been digitized and, for preservation reasons, should not be played outside the context of digitization.

Scope and Contents

Video tape 9.
Box 43

[Peoples Temple meeting, Los Angeles], 11-27-71, #2 1971-11-27

Conditions Governing Access

This film reel is restricted to protect the medical privacy of people who may be living. It will remain closed to researchers until the year 2046, which is 75 years after its date of creation.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 5-inch videotape. Original reel is restricted for preservation as well as privacy purposes.

Scope and Contents

Video tape 10.
Box 43

Unidentified circa 1965-1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Tape has not been digitized and, for preservation reasons, should not be played outside the context of digitization.

Scope and Contents

Video tape 11.
 

Sound recordings circa 1965-1978

Box 47, Cassettes 1, Box 49, Disc 1

Jim Jones talk from Jonestown; Testimonial on healing circa 1977-1978

Jim Jones talk from Jonestown
Testimonial on healing

General

On cassette: "Used in Peoples Forum Vol. 1, No. 9"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 01: Side A: Jim Jones sermon from Jonestown and off-mike conversation. Side B: Rosa M. Allen testimonial on Jim Jones healing. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 2, Box 49, Disc 2.1, Box 49, Disc 2.2

KGO broadcast Ron Owens 1977 December 29

KGO broadcast Ron Owens (1)
KGO broadcast Ron Owens (2)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 02: Marcie Jones and Jim McElvane interviewed by Ron Owens (both sides). Mentions Phil Tracy interview with Jim Jones. Discussing charges of beatings, keeping members against their will. Call in line with questions. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 3, Box 49, Disc 3

Jim Jones: Soledad Brothers, talk on ego, Che Guevara circa 1970-1978

Jim Jones: Soledad Brothers
Jim Jones: Talk on ego, Che Guevara

General

Overlap with 1/4 inch audio tape 03.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 03: Side A: Jim Jones on Soledad Brothers George and Jonathan Jackson (cuts off). Talk on ego and sex. Side B: Jim Jones on Che Guevara. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 4, Box 49, Disc 4.1, Box 49, Disc 4.2

Jim Jones on China, Huey Newton and New Times (The Party's Over) 1978

Jim Jones on China, Huey Newton and New Times (The Party's Over) (1)
Jim Jones on China, Huey Newton and New Times (The Party's Over) (2)

General

Audio distorts on side 2.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 04: Jim Jones on China, Huey Newton, and New Times Magazine article (The Party's Over). Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 5, Box 49, Disc 5

Jim Jones, stress evaluation 1978 September 3

Jim Jones, stress evaluation

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 05. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 6, Box 49, Disc 6.1, Box 49, Disc 6.2

Malcolm X 1965 February 14

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use access compact disc.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 06: Malcolm X speaking in Detroit, after firebombing attack on his home. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc.
Box 47, Cassettes 7, Box 49, Disc 7

Ham radio station ID WBGMID Jim Jones 1978 September 21

Ham radio station ID WBGMID Jim Jones (1)
Ham radio station ID WBGMID Jim Jones (2)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 07: Amateur radio communications, Jim Jones and Marceline Jones. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 8, Box 49, Disc 8

Jim Jones WBGMID (Jonestown) and WD6DVI, phone conversation 1978 August 3

Jim Jones WBGMID (Jonestown) and WD6DVI, phone conversation (1)
Jim Jones WBGMID (Jonestown) and WD6DVI, phone conversation (2)
Jim Jones WBGMID (Jonestown) and WD6DVI, phone conversation (3)

General

On cassette: "John Maher with Jim, 3 August 1978, 1:00 am"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 08: Side A: Amateur radio communication between Jim Jones WDGMID (Jonestown) and WD6DVI San Francisco, 2:00 am, August 4, 1978. Side B: Amateur radio communications and phone conversations about an upcoming National Enquirer article, 1:00 am, August 3, 1978. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 9, Box 49, Disc 9

Broadcast with Don Freed circa 1977-1978

Broadcast with Don Freed

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 09: Broadcast with Don Freed from Jonestown. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 10, Box 49, Disc 10

Greeters Sermonette, Jim Jones 1974 November 21

Greeters Sermonette, Jim Jones

General

On cassette: "Greeters Tape. Do not lose! Keep on you constantly! Return immediately to JB"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 10: Jim Jones sermon. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 11

Bulk erased, audio blips circa 1965-1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 11: Bulk erased, blips of audio. Not copied.
Box 47, Cassettes 12, Box 49, Disc 12

Phil Tracy of New West Magazine interviews Jim Jones 1977 June 13

Phil Tracy of New West Magazine interviews Jim Jones (3)
Phil Tracy of New West Magazine interviews Jim Jones (4)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 12: Side A: Part 3 of Jim Jones interview by Phil Tracy of New West Magazine. Side B: Part 4 of Jim Jones interview by Phil Tracy of New West Magazine. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 13, Box 49, Disc 13.1, Box 49, Disc 13.2

Phil Tracy of New West Magazine interviews Jim Jones 1977 June 13

Phil Tracy of New West Magazine interviews Jim Jones (1)
Phil Tracy of New West Magazine interviews Jim Jones (2)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 13: Side A: Part 1 of Jim Jones interview by Phil Tracy of New West Magazine. Side B: Part 2 of Jim Jones interview by Phil Tracy of New West Magazine. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 14, Box 49, Disc 14

Phil Tracy of New West Magazine interviews Jim Jones 1977 June 3

Phil Tracy of New West Magazine interviews Jim Jones (5)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 14: Discussion of racism, American Nazi Party. End of Phil Tracy interview? Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 15, Box 49, Disc 15

Muffled recording, possibly Jim Jones's recording of Phil Tracy interview circa 1977

Muffled recording, possibly Jim Jones's recording of Phil Tracy interview (1)
Muffled recording, possibly Jim Jones's recording of Phil Tracy interview (2)

General

Access CD labeled "Phil Tracy of New West Magazine interviews Jim Jones, 6/13/1977, TRT 60 minutes"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 15: Overlap with audiocassette 13. Possibly Jim Jones's own recording of Phil Tracy interview. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 16, Box 49, Disc 16.1, Box 49, Disc 16.2

Jim Jones in Guyana on amateur station WB6MID/8R3 1978 September 3

Jim Jones in Guyana on amateur station WB6MID/8R3 (1)
Jim Jones in Guyana on amateur station WB6MID/8R3 (2)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 16: Jim Jones in Guyana on amateur station WB6MID/8R3, September 3, 1978 (both sides). Cassette stutters due to original defect. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 17, Box 49, Disc 17

Party's Over, Jim Jones circa 1978

Party's Over, Jim Jones (1)
Party's Over, Jim Jones (2)

General

On cassette: "Party's Over A-1" and "Party's Over A-2"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 17: Jim Jones on Party's Over, Huey Newton and Black Panther Party. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 18, Box 49, Disc 18

Amateur radio communication WGBMID (Jonestown) and WD6DVI San Francisco 1978 August 7

Amateur radio communication WGBMID (Jonestown) and WD6DVI San Francisco (1)
Amateur radio communication WGBMID (Jonestown) and WD6DVI San Francisco (2)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 18: Unknown women speaking, then Jim Jones and a woman, parts 1 and 2. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 19, Box 49, Disc 19

Jim Jones KPOO broadcast circa 1977-1978

Jim Jones KPOO broadcast

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 19: Discussion of cooperative. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 20

"J.J. messages from the freedom land" - Bulk erased 1977 October 22

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 20: No audio; previously bulk erased; not tranferred.
Box 47, Cassettes 21

"J.J. messages from the freedom land" - Bulk erased 1977 October 22

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 21: No audio; previously bulk erased; not tranferred.
Box 47, Cassettes 22

Bulk erased circa 1965-1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 22: No audio; previously bulk erased; not tranferred.
Box 47, Cassettes 23, Box 49, Disc 23

KGO broadcast, Marcie Jones and Jim McElvane part 1 1977 December 29

KGO broadcast, Marcie Jones and Jim McElvane, part 1 (1)
KGO broadcast, Marcie Jones and Jim McElvane, part 1 (2)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 23: Marcie Jones and Jim McElvane interviewed by Ron Owens (both sides). Mentions Phil Tracy interview with Jim Jones. Discussing charges of beatings, keeping members against their will. Call in line with questions. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 24, Box 49, Disc 24

KGO broadcast, Marcie Jones and Jim McElvane part 2 1977 December 29

KGO broadcast, Marcie Jones and Jim McElvane, part 2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 24: Marcie Jones and Jim McElvane interviewed by Ron Owens (continued). Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 25, Box 49, Disc 25

Pat Cameron interview with Jim Jones in Guyana circa 1977-1978

Pat Cameron interview with Jim Jones in Guyana

General

Audio overlaps with 1/4 inch audio tape 05

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 25: Discussion of agriculture at Jonestown. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 26, Box 49, Disc 26

Father talking from the promised land circa 1977-1978

Father talking from the promised land

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 26: Jim Jones, at Jonestown. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 47, Cassettes 27, Box 49, Disc 27

Amateur radio WB6MID, Jim Jones circa 1977-1978

Amateur radio WB6MID, Jim Jones

General

On cassette: "Father message from P.L. on 16 August 1977 in S.F. P.T."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/8 inch audio cassette. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

Audio cassette 27: Amateur radio traffic, Jim Jones on food, guests, miracle of fire survival. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 48, tape 1

Gil Scott Heron circa 1970-1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/4 inch audio tape. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes.

Scope and Contents

1/4 inch audio tape 01
Box 48, tape 2, Box 49, Disc 29

Press conference with People's Attorney Charles Garry and the Moores. Subject Kathy Hunter. 1978 May

Press conference with People's Attorney Charles Garry and the Moores. Subject Kathy Hunter. (1)
Press conference with People's Attorney Charles Garry and the Moores. Subject Kathy Hunter. (2)

General

On box: "Press Conference at P.T. on May 1978"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/4 inch audio tape. Original tape is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

1/4 inch audio tape 02: Press conference in San Francisco with People's Temple Attorney Charles Garry and the Moores, on treatment of journalist Kathy Hunter. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 48, tape 3, Box 49, Disc 30

Jim Jones on George and Jonathan Jackson, Che Guevara circa 1970-1978

Jim Jones on George and Jonathan Jackson, Che Guevara (1)
Jim Jones on George and Jonathan Jackson, Che Guevara (2)

General

On box: "Greeter tape". On reel: "News reading on Jonathan Jackson and Che Guevara November 26". Overlap with audiocassette 03.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/4 inch audio tape. Original tape is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

1/4 inch audio tape 03: Jim Jones on George and Jonathan Jackson, Che Guevara. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 48, tape 4, Box 49, Disc 31

Jim Jones, KPOO 1974 April 10

Jim Jones, KPOO

General

On box: "Wednesday 10 April 1974, R.W. v. P.T., T-1"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/4 inch audio tape. Original tape is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

1/4 inch audio tape 04: Mike Prokes interview with Jim Jones. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 48, tape 5, Box 49, Disc 32

Interview Jim Jones with Pat Cameron on agriculture at Jonestown 1977 August 8

Interview Jim Jones with Pat Cameron on agriculture at Jonestown

General

On box: "Part interview with Bishop Jones (Pat Cameron, announcer). Compliments B Chancellor, 8 August 1977." Audio overlaps with cassette 25.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/4 inch audio tape. Original tape is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

1/4 inch audio tape 05: Discussion of agriculture at Jonestown. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 48, tape 6, Box 49, Disc 33

Jim Jones message to San Francisco, October 8, 1978, and interview with Mark Lane, Marceline Jones, Hue Fortson, undated 1978 October 8

Jim Jones message to San Francisco, October 8, 1978
Interview with Mark Lane, Marceline Jones, Hue Fortson

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/4 inch audio tape. Original tape is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

1/4 inch audio tape 06: Side A: Jim Jones message to San Francisco, October 8, 1978 (Radio Frequency Interference). Side B: Part two interview with Mark Lane, Marceline Jones, Hue Fortson. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 48, tape 7, Box 49, Disc 34

Message from Jim Jones circa 1977-1978

Message from Jim Jones

General

On box: "Message from J.J."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/4 inch audio tape. Original tape is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

1/4 inch audio tape 07: Jim Jones describing Jonestown. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 48, tape 8

Beatles album circa 1965-1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/4 inch audio tape. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes.

Scope and Contents

1/4 inch audio tape 08
Box 48, tape 9, Box 49, Disc 36

Message from Jim Jones 1977 October 6

Message from Jim Jones, October 6, 1977

General

Audio overlaps with 1/4 inch audio tape 07.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/4 inch audio tape. Original tape is restricted for preservation purposes; researchers must use digital reproduction on the CHS digital library.

Scope and Contents

1/4 inch audio tape 09: Jim Jones describing Jonestown. Short interviews with members. Digitized copy is stored on compact disc, and in the CHS digital library.
Box 48, tape 10

1. Carla Thomas; 2. Four Tops; 3. Marvelettes; 4. Jazz; 5. Discotheque; 6. Joan Baez circa 1965-1978

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Recorded on 1/4 inch audio tape. Original cassette is restricted for preservation purposes.

Scope and Contents

1/4 inch audio tape 10