Slides from the Peoples Temple Publications Department
Owning Institution: California Historical Society
About this CollectionThe 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 aesthetic priorities - these were the things that were considered worthy of color photography and public projection.
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