Collect history in your community, ask for the story behind a piece of leather, a back patch, or a T-shirt. Provenance is what we are looking for, the history of an object makes it so much more useful to researchers and scholars who come to use our collections. Instructions for donating to the collections can be found here.
Set up an oral history interview with someone in the community. Valuable history is often lost because someone didn’t tell their story. Guidelines for performing an oral history can be found here.
Doing a fundraiser to benefit the LA&M? We can help! We can send you print materials, items and artwork for your silent auction or raffle and other fundraising materials. Have us at your event with one of our traveling exhibits. If you are doing a fundraiser on behalf of the LA&M, let us know and we will help promote it on social media and in our eBlast. Contact us to become partners in your fundraising efforts.
Individuals in or near Chicago
Take advantage of the fact that you live close to the Leather Archives and volunteer some time! For current LA&M opportunities, please see our current needs here. Please contact Rick Storer to set up an appointment to discuss these opportunities.
There are currently no internship positions available
Unpaid Intern Opportunities
There are currently no paid staff positions available