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"CAFO Cuture" Exhibit Materials

Identifier: MS 00309

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Scope and Contents

Collection includes materials from "CAFO Culture: Visualizing Factory Farming in Virginia," an exhibition sponsored by the Mapping Virginia CAFO's Project (Commonwealth Center for Energy and Environment) at William & Mary from October 16-30, 2015.

From exhibit description: "This interdisciplinary exhibition explores various techniques in the arts and sciences for visualizing environmental impacts of factory farming in Virginia today, specifically concerning concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) - also known as factory farms - which adversely affect the Chesapeake Bay and other ecosystems. The exhibition is part of a larger project on Mapping Virginia CAFO's at the College of William & Mary that seeks to open a conversation across disciplines about environmental problems related to factory farming in Virginia and assess different strategies of visual representation in order to understand how to disseminate information about those problems to the public."

The collection is arranged into three series: Promotional materials, Exhibit panels, and Artwork. The Artwork is arranged by artist's last name and includes photographs, maps mixed media pieces. Exhibit labels are also located in each artist folder.


  • Creation: 2015

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Exhibit was funded as part of an interdisiplinary grant project through William & Mary's Commonwealth Center for Energy and Environment. It was curated by William & Mary students and Professor Alan Braddock, Wark Associate Professor of Art History and American Studies. Artwork created by William & Mary students and non-student Virginia artists.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Department of Art and Art History, William & Mary

Guide to CAFO Culture Exhibit Materials
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository