Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of Jim Mason's papers relating to Animal Factories, a book he coauthored with the bioethicist Peter Singer. First published by Crown in 1980, Animal Factories provides a critical overview and photographic documentation of factory farming practices in North America. Materials in the collection span the period of 1975 - 2000 and include the following types of documentation: correspondence with Mason's collaborators, agents, publisher and others; royalty agreements and statements; documentation relating to the photographs that appear in the book; the book's proposal, manuscript and uncorrected proof; publicity materials for the book's promotion; Mason's lecture notes for presentations on factory farming; a copy of the book with annotations by Mason identifying the photographs; a Japanese edition of the book; reviews of the book; and articles on the subject of factory farming.
The Jim Mason papers relating to Animal factories are arranged in six series: