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Saline Valley Farms publication

Identifier: c-00628

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a 56 page 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.


  • Creation: 1978


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.

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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

A gift of Marion Vaughn.

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University


Saline Valley Farms Publication
4 Published And Cataloged
J. Russell
September 2010
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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East Lansing MI 48824 US