The Leather Archives & Museum welcomes Mel Leverich as its new Archivist and Collections Librarian
Mel Leverich will assume the Archivist and Collections Librarian position at the Leather Archives & Museum effective January 3rd, 2017. Mel's experience with analog and digital collections combined with her passion for providing access to queer and kink history through archives will greatly benefit the collections and patrons of the LA&M. Mel comments "I feel very lucky to join the LA&M staff and to be a part of an institution with a mission that I care deeply about."
Mel grew up in Salt Lake City and studied classics and cultural studies at the University of Utah. There she developed an interest in the study of sexuality and the preservation of LGBTQ and Leather history. While pursuing a Master of Archival Studies at the University of British Columbia, she was an intern at the City of Vancouver Archives and a research assistant with InterPARES Trust. After moving to Indiana in 2014, she became an archivist for Indiana University Recreational Sports and worked for Indiana University's Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative.