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Leather Preservation Project

The Leather Archives & Museum Leather preservation project focuses on care for the collection of leather textiles at the LA&M. Project co-founder Leslie Anderson has selected the Chuck Renslow Gold Coast vest for conservation procedures.  Filmmaker Christina Court documented not only the conservation work, but also context and provenance for the vest.  The resulting film is an educational tool for anyone interested in leather, bootblacking, history or preservation.


Leslie J Anderson has been a pillar within the Bootblack Community and beyond. She is one of those few whom after their title year was over, continued to be extremely active in the community. She has spent countless hours helping to preserve history at the LA&M, played Den Daddy to the boots of IML Contestants and more.