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Collection Description

The Peoples Temple Collection is mainly comprised of photographs, although there are several audiotape transcripts and summaries as well.

The nearly 1200 photographs available here can be separated into several sub-series, including: Peoples Temple photographs from the early to mid-1970s, which mainly depict daily life within the church; the Federal Bureau of Investigation sub-series, which includes photographs taken during the FBI's investigation into Jonestown following the tragedy of November 18, 1978; photographs taken during Jonestown's heyday from 1976 to 1978, which were later recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the Moore Family Photographs, which include photographs taken during both John and Barbara Moore's visit to Jonestown in May 1978 and Rebecca Moore and Fielding McGehee III's visit in May 1979.

There are a number of audiotapes, transcripts, and summaries prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III and the Jonestown Institute.

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