OREGON'S ROLE IN THE
LEATHER ARCHIVES & MUSEUM
From 2000-2002, Andy Mangels held numerous fundraisers and events, with a specific goal in mind: to adopt the Uniform Room at the Leather Archives & Museum
("Located in Chicago, but serving the world").
Mangels used his monthly "4th Saturday" fundraisers, as well as the proceeds from Portland Uniform Weekend, and monies earned from IN UNIFORM The Magazine, to reach the financial goal.
In December 2002, he achieved the goal, finishing the $10,000 donation and becoming one of the six highest donors to the LA&M Capital Campaign! Along the way, he was aided by numerous people who helped at his activities, as well as two special donors (Jerry Dahlke and Marc Hoffman) who added $500 each to reach the total of $10,100!
In February 2005, the Leather Archives & Museum held a Mortgage Burning Ceremony, which Mangels was able to attend, and at which he volunteered at the ticket window. Mangels also commissioned a special plaque to go outside the Uniform Room, showing that it was adopted by himself, IN UNIFORM, and the City of Portland, Oregon.
In May 2005, the Leather Archives & Museum officially opened the Uniform Room. Below are pictures of the adoption plaque, the Uniform Room, Andy Mangels with Archives Executive Director Rick Storer, pictures of other Oregon donor plaques, pictures from the Mortgage Burning, and photos of the Archives itself.
THE LA&M PRESS RELEASE
April 21, 2005
Leather Archives Opens New Uniforms Gallery
Chicago- On Saturday, May 7th the Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) will officially open its newest gallery. The Uniforms Gallery will exhibit uniforms along with media and artifacts related to uniforms. The opening of this gallery marks the eighth exhibit space in the building at 6418 N. Greenview in Chicago.
"Men and women in the leather community use uniforms as fetish attire and to feel sexy" said Jeff Wirsing, LA&M Facilities Manager and curator of the gallery. The gallery also preserves and exhibits leather and denim vests from the LA&M collection.
The Uniforms Room (and gallery) was adopted by Andy Mangels, In Uniform Magazine and the City of Portland, Oregon. Mangels raised $10,000 during the Leather Archives capital campaign to adopt the space.
All Leather Archives & Museum exhibits are open Thursdays and Fridays 12pm to 8pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Special hours will be held during International Mr. Leather Weekend, with shuttles operating from the host hotel.
For more information please contact Rick Storer, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.