Tinker, Bonnie Papers

Span Dates: 1963-2009
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 4 linear ft.


The Bonnie Tinker Papers relate to her production of the movie “Love Makes a Family” in 1992. Her personal papers, correspondence, and subject files are also included in the collection.

Hist/Bio Note

Bonnie Jeanne Tinker was a social activist who worked for gay and lesbian rights. She produced the movie “Love Makes a Family” in 1992. The film advocated for the equal rights of non-traditional families in the Religious Society of Friends. A short biographical note is included in the finding aid for her collection.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available online.


The collection is located in the Friends Historical Library (FHL) at Swarthmore College.


Friends/Quakers | Marriage Equality | Activist (religious institutions)