Donations to the Collections

The Leather Archives & Museum welcomes new donations to the collections! Our mission is to collect material related to the diverse lives and histories of people in kink, leather, SM, fetish, and related communities. Some of the
kinds of material we collect:


  • Photographs
  • Video
  • Interviews/Audio Recordings
  • Organizational Records
  • Event records
  • Personal documents
  • Journals/Blogs
  • Correspondence/Email
  • Newsletters
  • Flyers and Posters
  • Event Programs
  • Advertisements and Ephemera

Both print and digital formats accepted


  • Books
  • Magazines (vintage and contemporary)
  • Zines

Leathers, Artifacts and Art

We are not able to accept all leather, artifact, and art donations due to limited storage, funds, and gallery space. If we cannot take your donation for any reason, we will offer advice on how to store and care for the items and help
you find another home for their preservation.

Delivering Collections

Publications, pins, patches, posters, event programs and advertisements, and items for our annual sales and fundraisers can be shipped to the LA&M or dropped off during visiting hours. Duplicates and material that falls outside of
our collecting scope will be sold to benefit the museum.

Please do not drop off or ship artifacts, leathers, art, archival collections, or large boxes of material without an appointment or agreement with the staff.

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