Chicago travels: Leather archives!

If you even have the chance to visit Chicago – just do it! It’s a beautiful city that has numerous gay clubs and bars; vivid cultural scene and several interesting museums; but travelers might be interested in one of Chicago’s rarest jewels – Leather Archives!

Leather Archives is “the first formally organized archival collection of artifacts, ephemera, and other materials relating specifically to the history and subculture of the leather community was founded by longtime activist Chuck Renslow“.

The Leather Archives & Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to leather, fetishism, sadomasochism, and alternative sexual practices. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders. The library collection contains published books, magazines, scholarly publications, 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 The archival collection contains unpublished papers and records from notable activists, artists, businesses and organizations related to the subject matter.”

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