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Leather Archives and Museum welcomes Jakob VanLammeren as Archivist / Collections Librarian

By August 04, 2013

Leather Archives Jakob VanLammermanThe Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) announced today that they have hired Jakob VanLammeren as Archivist and Collections Librarian. Jakob has been a project archivist at the Leather Archives since November of 2012, working with the Chicago Hellfire Club Collection. Prior to his work on the Hellfire Club Collection, Jakob was an intern in 2012, processing and describing two small collections and transcribing an oral history.

Jakob will graduate with his MLIS degree from Dominican University, River Forest, IL in August of 2013, where he has pursued coursework focusing on archives, archival theory, and metadata. His professional interests lie in increasing user access and utilizing new and innovative ways to build relationships among finding aids and digitization. He is also deeply committed to creating and sustaining traditional and 21st century innovations for the field. Jakob is a member of the Society of American Archivists, the Chicago Area Archivists, and the American Library Association. In addition to his work as an archivist, Jakob is a poet and received his MFA in Poetry from Bennington College, Bennington, VT in 2008.

LA&M Executive Director Rick Storer said "We are excited to bring Jakob on board. His understanding of archival, museum and library collections will enhance services the Leather Archives and Museum provides to its patrons." Through his work with the collections, he will focus on digitization efforts to bring materials available at the Leather Archives to a wider audience.

For additional information, Jakob can be contacted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (773) 761-9200.

Leather ArchivesThe Leather Archives and Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to Leather and alternative sexual communities. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders. The library collection contains 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 The archival collection contains unpublished papers and records from notable activists, artists, businesses and organizations related to the subject matter. Click on Leather Archives and Museum to find more information.