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

Artifacts and Art

We are accepting limited artifacts, leathers, and art donations due to limited storage, funds, and display space. If we cannot take your donation for any reason, we can offer advice on how to store 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.