About This Website

Digital Jonestown is a collaborative project of Cowles Library at Drake University and the Special Collections Department of Library and Information Access at San Diego State University.

Purpose: to analyze and annotate select documents from the Peoples Temple and their Jonestown agricultural project. This website is not intended to be an archive of original texts (for that see the Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple at jonestown.sdsu.edu).

Participants: the annotations and analyses on this site are the product of work submitted in the REL 144: Digital Religion course at Drake University taught by Brad Crowell. Students who research and produce the annotations are given full credit and responsibility in the introductory section of each primary document.

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