Saline Valley Farms Publication

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Saline Valley Farms publication
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Historical Note

The Saline Valley Farm was founded in 1932 by Harold Grey. Grey initially purchased 650 acres of land and began to develop a cooperative farm, which eventually had as many as 20 families working and living together. This farm had numerous different industries and facilities that were supported by the farm’s community. This includes homesteads, utility buildings, orchards, farm land, livestock, poultry, and a food processing plant. The Saline Valley Farms’ organization was also very democratic and included a board of directors to oversee various aspects of the farm’s activities. The members of this board were either selected by Grey himself, or they were voted into the position by the rest of the community. The farm remained active until 1969, when the farm was sold and developed into a recreational area. The booklet provided was compiled by Marion Vaughn, one of the original inhabitants of the farm that also served on the board of directors.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a booklet, compiled by Marion Vaughn, describing The Saline Valley Farms. The booklet provides information on its historical background, a list of workers, overview of general aspects of life on the farm, demographic statistics on the farm’s population, records of crop history, maps, and photographs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2010

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

A gift of Marion Vaughn.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Saline Valley Farms.


  • Agriculture, Cooperative
  • Farms

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Collection Inventory


Saline Valley Farms Booklet 1978