Jane Taylor collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of materials about Liberty Hyde Bailey including articles about him from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly publications. Included are photocopies of original documents relating to Bailey. Other materials include photographs (some are copies from Cornell), an issue of Country Life from 1902, items written by Bailey, and information on the Donley School and Carl School both with ties to Bailey. Also included is the handle of a fountain pen belonging to Bailey that the donor received from Cornell University.
In this collection are also the materials from another collection (c.00596) that were merged with this collection. These materials includes a teacher's record for the Carl School and Harry E. Saier seed materials, which includes seed catalogs, empty seed packets, and a membership card.
The collection also includes hand tinted lantern slides of flowering trees and shrubs from 1932 and a Pioneer Seed Company sign.
- 1859 - 2005
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Jane Taylor was the former Michigan State University Director of Annual Gift Programs for the Michigan 4-H Foundation. She received her B.A. at Marietta College in 1957 and her M.S. in 1959 from the University of Illinois. She was affiliated with the Michigan Association for State 4-H Youth Staff, Michigan Botanical Club, Friends of Historic Meridian, National Wildflower Association, Association of Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museums, and Michigan Nut Growers Association. She was the founding curator of the 4-H Children’s Garden at MSU and the first recipient of the Jane L. Taylor Great American Gardeners Award in 2000, an annual show award from the American Horticulture Society.
She retired in 1998 and along with her husband, Lee, who also was a professor of horticulture for MSU for almost thirty years, moved to Portland, Maine.
1.25 Cubic Feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder, 1 lantern slide box)
Language of Materials
Copyright: Michigan State University.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Agricultural colleges
- Agricultural colleges -- Michigan
- Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954
- Cornell University
- Family histories
- Harry E. Saier Co
- Horticulture -- Study and teaching
- Ingham County (Mich.)
- Letters (correspondence)
- Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
- Michigan Agricultural College
- Negatives (Photographs)
- Public schools -- Michigan
- Serial publications
- South Haven (Mich.)
- Jane Taylor Collection
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- Jennie Russell
- May 2016
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.