Jones, Jim, 1931-1978

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Jim Jones, charismatic cult leader, was born in Lynn, Randolph County, Ind. His religious career began in 1956 when he started the Peoples Temple in Indianapolis. In 1965 he moved his temple to Redwood Valley, Calif. and in 1970 to San Francisco, where the temple claimed 7500 members. In 1973 Jones began developing Jonestown in Guyana. In November 1978 Jones and his followers at Jonestown shocked the world by committing mass suicide by drinking poisoned Kool-Aid.

From the description of Genealogy, 1980-1982. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29883465

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referencedIn Peoples Temple. Photographs from Peoples Temple records, 1959-1982 (bulk 1972-1978). California Historical Society
referencedIn Peoples Temple. Peoples Temple records, 1922-1984. California Historical Society
creatorOf Jones, Jim, 1931-1978. Genealogy, 1980-1982. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Hall, John R. Photographs from John R. Hall research materials on Peoples Temple 1935-1978 (bulk 1970-1978). California Historical Society
referencedIn Peoples Temple Collection, 1972-1990 Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database
referencedIn Case, Ross E., 1927-1992. Photographs from Ross E. Case collection on Peoples Temple, 1966-1978. California Historical Society
referencedIn Cochrun, Tom. Materials, 1980-1997. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Fabian, Robert A. FBI collection of Peoples Temple papers from Jonestown, Guyana : photocopies, 1972-1978. California Historical Society
referencedIn Wright, Robert. Photographs from Peoples Temple miscellany collection, 1966-1978. California Historical Society
referencedIn Clippings on Peoples Temple, 1953- bulk 1975-1979. California Historical Society
referencedIn Responses to Jonestown, 1978-1979 The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
referencedIn Singer, Margaret Thaler. Photographs from Margaret T. Singer materials on Peoples Temple, 1970-1978. California Historical Society
referencedIn Moore family. Photographs from Moore family papers, 1968-1979 (bulk 1978-1979). California Historical Society
creatorOf Peoples Temple collection, 1972-1990. San Diego State University Library, SDSU Library and Information Access
referencedIn Peoples Temple records, 1922-1984 California Historical Society
referencedIn Peoples Temple ephemera and publications, 1959-1979 bulk 1973-1977. California Historical Society
referencedIn Graduate Theological Union. Library. Responses to Jonestown, 1978-1979. Graduate Theological Union, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library
referencedIn United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Federal Bureau of Investigation collection of Peoples Temple papers : from Jonestown, Guyana, 1931-1978 (bulk 1977-1978). California Historical Society
referencedIn Thurman, Howard, 1900-1981. Howard Thurman collection, 1924-1981 (bulk 1952-1967). Boston University, School of Medical
referencedIn Peoples Temple ephemera and publications, 1959-1979, 1973-1978 California Historical Society
referencedIn Peoples Temple miscellany, 1951-2011. California Historical Society
referencedIn Photographs from Peoples Temple records, 1959-1982, 1972-1978 California Historical Society
referencedIn Hall, John R. John R. Hall research materials on Peoples Temple, 1954-2003 bulk 1978-2003. California Historical Society
referencedIn Moore family. Moore family papers, 1968-1988. California Historical Society
referencedIn Crawford, Matsu, 1902-2006. Matsu Crawford papers, 1923-1988. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Chaikin, Eugene. Photographs of Peoples Temple in the United States and Guyana, 1967-1978. California Historical Society
referencedIn Moore Family Papers, 1968-1988 California Historical Society, North Baker Library
referencedIn Photographs of Peoples Temple in the United States and Guyana, 1967-1978 California Historical Society
referencedIn Peoples Temple miscellany, 1951-2011 California Historical Society
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associatedWith Case, Ross E., 1927-1992. person
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associatedWith Cochrun, Tom. person
associatedWith Cook family. family
associatedWith Crawford, Matsu, 1902-2006. person
associatedWith Fabian, Robert A. person
associatedWith Ferrell family. family
associatedWith GTU Library Staff family
associatedWith Hall, John R. person
associatedWith Heiss, Willard C., person
associatedWith Jones family. family
associatedWith Moore family. family
associatedWith Moore family. family
associatedWith Moore Family family
associatedWith Parker family. family
associatedWith Peoples Temple. corporateBody
associatedWith Putnam family. family
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associatedWith Singer, Margaret Thaler. person
correspondedWith Thurman, Howard, 1900-1981. person
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. corporateBody
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Indiana
Guyana
Jonestown (Guyana)
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Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978
Mass suicide
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Cults
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Birth 1931-05-13

Death 1978-11-18

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