Peoples Temple Newsletters

Starting in the summer of 1970, Peoples Temple began to distribute occasional newsletters to its members. These newsletters gave announcements of upcoming events, discussed major events in the life of the community, and transmitted the ideology of Peoples Temple. The newsletters eventually transformed into the regular publication, Peoples Forum in 1976.

The newsletters are stored in the California Historical Society (MS 3800, Box 77, Folder 1203) – see Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple.

August 1970 – Transcript | Annotation | PDF

October 1970 – Transcript | Annotation | PDF

July 1971 – Transcript | Annotation | PDF

November 1971 – Transcript | Annotation | PDF

February 1972 – Transcript | Annotation | PDF