LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library

Our Volunteers

Luke Borland

Luke Borland is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of History at the University of Iowa, studying youths’ experiences during the Great Depression. His work focuses on the impact of youth-focused federal relief programs and explores their position within the welfare state, public schooling, and civic education. Luke actively partners with a historic site and museum in Iowa that presents Great Depression-era history.

Mila Kaut

Mila is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa with a BA in History, Music, and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. As a researcher and historian, Mila’s work is dedicated to bringing light to histories that have gone unheard in dominant narratives about Iowa and the Midwest. She aims to decipher how we might approach and inhabit our histories to better care for one another and enact justice in our communities today. When she is not nose deep in the archives or a book, Mila can be found blasting Brandi Carlile or Susan Werner while wandering the neighborhoods of Des Moines.

Erel Michaelis

Erel is an MFA student at the Nonfiction Writing Program and an aspiring archivist. Originally from Israel, Erel is interested in the way archival principles can help writers think differently about their work. They previously worked as an archives assistant at the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, translating testimonies from Hebrew to English. He also enjoys geeking out about research and petting cats (preferably at the same time!) 

Anne S. Rogers

Anne graduated in Spring 2019 with a BA in Studio Art and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies from Grinnell College. Their work considers having—whether objects, relationships, or space and time. Anne creates systems that explore their everyday rituals and the various communities they are a part of. She has received grants to intern at Cave Paper in Minneapolis, MN and Española Valley Fiber Arts Center in Española, NM. In May 2020, she completed a graduate certificate at University of Iowa Center for the Book.

Looking to volunteer with us? We have volunteers from across the state and opportunities to volunteer on site or at a distance. Fill out our get involved survey and we will be in touch about upcoming volunteer opportunities.


120 N. Dubuque St.
Wesley Center – Lower Level
Iowa City, IA 52245

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PO Box 2779
Iowa City, IA 52244

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