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Diane Finnerty papers

Identifier: IWA0865

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Scope and Contents

The Diane Finnerty papers date from 1996-1999 and measure 0.25 linear inches. The collection is organized chronologically and consists of the Families Valued! coalition papers, including flyers, surveys, and correspondence. There is also a 1997 edition of the Iowa’s Pride newsletter with an article featuring Finnerty and her family.


  • Creation: 1996-1999


Conditions Governing Access

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

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Biographical / Historical

Diane Finnerty was born in 1960. Finnerty organized a coalition called Families Valued! in Iowa City in the 1990s to provide gay and lesbian single parents and couples an opportunity to discuss family issues they faced and to stand united. By 1997, the coalition’s attendance began dropping, leading to a temporary hiatus. The group was revived in 1999.


0.25 linear inches (SCVF Folder 1)

2.5 linear inches (Box 1)

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LGBTQ activist who began a coalition for gay and lesbian parents in the 1990s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 1222) were donated by Diane Finnerty in 2010.

Black, Rachel, 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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