Tag: LA&M

Chicago’s Favorite Kinky Film Fest Returns

The Leather Archives & Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to leather and alternative sexual communities. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders. The library collection contains books, magazines, scholarly publications, films and electronic resources related to the subject matter. The museum collection contains original erotic art…

Leatherpage.com Scholarship Awarded

SAN FRANCISCO – *Congratulations to Abby Tallmer of New York City!* Abby has been part of the NYC queer leather scene for more than 30 years. She recently had a memoir/essay called *“*Losing the Meatpacking District: A Queer History of Leather Culture*“* published in the book “Best Sex Writing 2012″ (Cleis Press, Edited by Rachel…

LA&M acquires Library Illustrative of Social Progress collection

CHICAGO – The Leather Archives & Museum has acquired a complete seven-volume set of the original printing of “The Library Illustrative of Social Progress”. John Camden Hotten, creating reprints of earlier pornographic works, published this collection circa 1872.  The volumes include: 1-2. Exhibition of female flagellants in the modest and incontinent world 3. Lady Bumtickler’s…

Leather Archives & Museum job posting for project archivist

CHICAGO – Reports to the Executive Director / acting staff archivist This is a paid position Job description and key responsibilities The archivist hired for this project will work with a collection of records from a Chicago social organization, with records dating from the early 1970s to the 1990s. The position includes work with processing,…

LA&M Announces 2011-2012 Visiting Scholar

CHICAGO – The Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) announced today that Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone (Ph.D. University of Kansas) has been selected as its 2012-2013 Visiting Scholar. Clifford-Napoleone will use the LA&M collections during September of this year in support of her “Hell Bent for Metal: A Study of Queer Fans of Heavy Metal” research work.…

WOOF Opening at LA&M’s GAG

CHICAGO – Photographer Richard Kates of Minneapolis was the focus of a reception at the Leather Archives and Museum’s Guest Artist Gallery on Friday, July 6. More than 20 people came to the LA&M despite a brutal heat wave to congratulate Richard and see the photographs that will be on display at the LA&M over…