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Leather Archives & Museum Announces
2015 - 2016 Visiting Scholar Program

January 20th, 2015

Chicago, IL - The Leather Archives & Museum [LA&M] announces the 2015 - 2016 Visiting Scholar Program at the Leather Archives & Museum for the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 academic terms.  A stipend of $1,000 will be awarded to one recipient scholar to conduct research using the collections of the LA&M.  A travel reimbursement allowance of up to $1,000 will also be provided to the recipient.

The award is available to three types of scholars:

  1. Scholars with academic appointments 
  2. Graduate students pursing an MFA or PhD 
  3. Independent scholars with an established research agenda 
The LA&M is seeking projects that may enhance the institution's mission to

disseminate information to the public about the history of the leather / fetish / BDSM community and its culture.  Toward that end, we are particularly interested in proposals that may provide materials for display in its galleries, as a traveling exhibit or as an online exhibition.

For more information and to apply:
Applications for the program must be postmarked by April 3rd, 2015.  For information on how to apply, please visit the program's website.   


This program is made possible by a generous grant from Kinky Kollege Spring Break 2015

About Leather Archives & Museum
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, scholarlypublications, films and electronic resources related to the subject matter. The museum collection contains original erotic art and artifacts from alternative sex organizations and individuals. The archival collection contains unpublished papers and records from notable activists, artists, businesses and organizations related to the subject matter.  For more information about the LA&M, please visit

Leather Archives & Museum
Rick Storer, Executive Director

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