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MC 00021 Guide to the Ira Obed Schaub Papers, 1855 - 1974

The collection is organized into four series:
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The Professional series is divided into five subseries: Correspondence, Writings, News Articles, External Publications, and Awards and Certificates. The series contains information about Ira Obed Schaub's professional career in agriculture. The bulk of the material concerns Schaub's work in the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service and in the Department of Agriculture at North Carolina State College. However, there are also a number of documents relating to Schaub's work with 4-H Clubs, the Frisco Railroad, the United States Department of Agriculture, and several consulting projects. The series also contains general materials on agriculture written by Schaub and collected by Schaub due to their relation to his career. Finally, the series includes awards and honors given to Schaub for aspects of his professional career from various organizations.
Correspondence
[Box 1, Folder 1] Consulting Work, Hartwell Dam, 1957
[Box 1, Folder 2] Frisco Railroad, 1913-1920
[Box 1, Folder 3] General, Incoming, 1962, 1966
[Box 1, Folder 4] General, Outgoing, 1966
[Box 1, Folder 5] Illinois Experiment Station, 1908
[Box 1, Folder 6] Iowa State College, 1909
[Box 1, Folder 7] "North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station-The First 60 Years, 1877-1937,", 1955
[Box 1, Folder 8] North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, 1924, 1944
Online Content external link
[Box 1, Folder 9] North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, Controversy, 1955
[Box 1, Folder 10] North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, Retirement[File 1 of 3], 1950
[Box 1, Folder 11] North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, Retirement[File 2 of 3], 1950
[Box 1, Folder 12] North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, Retirement[File 3 of 3], 1950
[Box 1, Folder 13] North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, Retirement, Book of Letters, 1950
[Box 1, Folder 14] North Carolina Department of Agriculture, 1909
[Box 1, Folder 15] North Carolina State College School of Agriculture, 1941, 1945
[Box 1, Folder 16] United States Department of Agriculture, Boys' and Girls' 4-H Clubs[no date], 1912-1913,
[Box 1, Folder 17] United States Department of Agriculture, 1919, 1923
[Box 1, Folder 18] "The Way I See It,", 1957
Writings
[Box 1, Folder 19] Agriculture Articles, General, 1950, 1953
[Box 1, Folder 20] "Agricultural Extension Work: A Brief History,", 1953
Online Content external link
[Box 1, Folder 21] Agricultural Supplement to Milne's "Progressive Arithmetic", 1957
[Box 1, Folder 22] Consulting Work, Hartwell Dam, 1957
[Box 1, Folder 23] Consulting Work, Hartwell Dam, "The Problem,", 1957
[Box 1, Folder 24] Consulting Work, Occupied Germany, 1948-1949
[Box 1, Folder 25] "Does the Score Card Score?" [no date]
[Box 1, Folder 26] "History of the Land Scrip Fund in North Carolina,", 1951, 1961
Online Content external link
[Box 1, Folder 27] "North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station - The First 60 Years, 1877-1937,", 1955
[Box 1, Folder 28] Notecards, Agriculture, General, [no date]
[Box 1, Folder 29] "Sam Hill and His Daddy,", 1920-1921
[Box 1, Folder 30] "The Way I See It," Talks on Agriculture, 1956
News Articles
[Box 1, Folder 31] 4-H Club[no date], 1949-1955,
[Box 1, Folder 32] Association of Southern Agricultural Workers, 1940
[Box 1, Folder 33] Better Acres Contest, Award Presentation by Schaub, c. 1951
[Box 1, Folder 34] Committees and Conferences[no date], 1940-1950,
[Box 1, Folder 35] Frisco Railroad[no date], 1913,
[Box 1, Folder 36] North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service[no date], 1939-1949,
[Box 1, Folder 37] North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, 50th Anniversary, 1953
North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, "Extension Farm-News", Grain Deficit [See Oversized Materials], 1947
[Box 1, Folder 38] North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, History, 1954
[Box 1, Folder 39] North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, Retirement, 1950
[Box 1, Folder 40] North Carolina Department of Agriculture, 1949
[Legal Box 2, Folder 1] North Carolina State College, Controversies, 1940-1941, 1949
[Legal Box 2, Folder 2] North Carolina State College, School of Agriculture, Retirement, 1950
[Legal Box 2, Folder 3] North Carolina State College, School of Agriculture, Appointment as Dean, 1926
[Legal Box 2, Folder 4] Pictures[no date], 1932,
External Publications
[Legal Box 2, Folder 5] Agricultural Extension Service, Historical Marker Dedication, 1965
[Legal Box 2, Folder 6] Historical United States Agriculture, 1937
[Legal Box 2, Folder 7] Historical United States Agriculture, 1953, 1956
[Legal Box 2, Folder 8] International Institute of Agriculture, "An Outline of the European Co-operative Credit Systems,", 1912
[Legal Box 2, Folder 9] Nebraska Department of Agricultural Extension, "Simple Water Supplies for the Farm,", 1913
[Legal Box 2, Folder 10] North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, "Scuppernong and Other Muscadine Grapes: Origin and Importance,", 1909
Awards and Certificates
[Legal Box 2, Folder 11] 4-H Club, Enshrinement Ceremonies, 1974
[Legal Box 2, Folder 12] 4-H Club, House Resolution 409, Recognition of Achievements, 1955
[Legal Box 2, Folder 13] Agriculture, General Awards, 1951-1968
[Legal Box 2, Folder 14] Agricultural Foundation, Membership Certificate, [no date]
[Legal Box 2, Folder 15] Camp Schaub Dedication, 1950
[Flat Folder 1] Diplomas, Bachelor of Science from North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, 1900
[Legal Box 2, Folder 16] Epsilon Sigma Phi, Distinguished Service Ruby, 1940-1941
Epsilon Sigma Phi, Distinguished Service Ruby, Certificate [See Oversized Materials], 1940
[Legal Box 2, Folder 17] Farm and Home Week, Dedication, 1950
[Legal Box 2, Folder 18] Farm Hands Club, Dean Schaub Day, 1969
[Legal Box 2, Folder 19, Flat Folder 1] Honorary Degree, Clemson College, Doctorate of Science, 1937
[Legal Box 2, Folder 20] Honorary Degree, North Carolina State College, Doctorate of Agriculture, 1951
[Legal Box 2, Folder 21] Honorary Degree, North Carolina State College, Doctorate of Agriculture, Certificate Holder, 1951
[Flat Folder 1] General Alumni Association Meritorious Service Award, 1951
[Legal Box 2, Folder 22] Iredell County, Honoring Director I.O. Schaub, Scrapbook, 1949
[Legal Box 2, Folder 23] Iredell County, Honoring Director I.O. Schaub, Program, 1949
[Legal Box 2, Folder 24] Men of the Year in Service to North Carolina Agriculture, 1938, 1952
[Flat Folder 1] North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame Certificate Presented by Governor Luther Hodges, 1955
[Legal Box 2, Folder 25] North Carolina Extension Director, Awards as, 1934-1953
[Legal Box 2, Folder 26] "North Carolina State Agriculturist" Magazine Dedication, 1959
[Legal Box 2, Folder 27] North Carolina State College, Portrait Dedication, 1947
[Legal Box 2, Folder 28] Schaub Food Science Building Dedication, 1969-1970
[Flat Folder 1] State of North Carolina Proclamation by Governor W. Kerr Scott, 1952
[Legal Box 2, Folder 29] "Tar Heels of the Week," "News and Observer", 1950, 1965
[Legal Box 2, Folder 30, Flat Folder 1] United States Department of Agriculture Superior Service Award, 1949
This series includes three subseries. The first subseries, constituting the bulk of the series, is Ira Obed Schaub. This subseries contains documents relating to Schaub's education at North Carolina A & M, Schaub's compositions on the history of North Carolina State University, two travel journals, and other information relating to Schaub's community involvements and hobbies. It contains one sub-subseries, Personal Correspondence. The Maud Kennedy Schaub subseries contains the envelopes for numerous sewing patterns, several documents regarding her community involvement and schooling, and a manuscript composed by Maud Schaub before her marriage entitled "Heroes of Obscurity." The final subseries, Family, includes several documents relating to both Ira and Maud Schaub, including a bridal book with wedding guest information, as well as documents relating to other members of the Schaub and Kennedy families or to the families in general (including one narrative genealogy on the Schaub family). Many of these documents relate to Ira Schaub's brother Sidney.
Ira Obed Schaub
[Legal Box 3, Folder 1] Alamance County Extension Homemakers Achievement Program, 1968
[Legal Box 3, Folder 2] Architectural Contract, [no date]
[Legal Box 3, Folder 3] Biographical Information[no date], 1949,
Online Content external link
[Legal Box 3, Folder 4] Calling Cards, [no date]
[Legal Box 3, Folder 5] Community College Internship Program, 1969
Personal Correspondence
[Legal Box 3, Folder 6] Death of C.W. Warburton, 1950
[Legal Box 3, Folder 7] Death of S.C. Clapp, 1950
[Legal Box 3, Folder 8] Incoming, Clarence Poe, "The Progressive Farmer", 1947
[Legal Box 3, Folder 9] Incoming, David C. Killen, North Carolina State University Homecoming Parade, 1970
[Legal Box 3, Folder 10] Incoming, Don S. Matheson, North Carolina State Senator, [no date]
[Legal Box 3, Folder 11] Incoming, Earl Maharg, Kappa Sigma, 1968
[Legal Box 3, Folder 12] Incoming, Frank P. Graham, University of North Carolina, 1947
[Legal Box 3, Folder 13] Incoming, J.F. Lutz, Professor of Soil Science, North Carolina State University, 1969
[Legal Box 3, Folder 14] Incoming, James W. Patton, University of North Carolina Library Southern Historical Collection, 1964
[Legal Box 3, Folder 15] Incoming, Jane S. McKimmon, 1949
[Legal Box 3, Folder 16] Incoming, John H. Bonitz, Sr., 1969
[Legal Box 3, Folder 17] Incoming, Kohler Greenfield, 1969
[Legal Box 3, Folder 18] Incoming, M.T. Payne, 1948
[Legal Box 3, Folder 19] Incoming, "News and Observer" Article on Schaub, 1969
[Legal Box 3, Folder 20] Incoming, P.J. Walton to M.I. Evinger, 1967
[Legal Box 3, Folder 21] Incoming, R.F. Poole, Clemson Agricultural College, 1947
[Legal Box 3, Folder 22] Incoming, W. Kerr Scott, 1948
[Legal Box 3, Folder 23] Incoming, Wilhelm Prilipp et al., German, 1951
[Legal Box 3, Folder 24] Outgoing, Heinrich Noell, Hessen-Nassau Chamber of Agriculture, 1958
[Legal Box 3, Folder 25] Duke University Geriatrics Interdisciplinary Program, 1958
[Legal Box 3, Folder 26] Exchange Club of Western Boulevard, Book of Golden Deeds, Certificate, 1962
[Legal Box 3, Folder 27] Fishing[no date], 1926, 1954,
[Legal Box 3, Folder 28] "German Without a Master", [no date]
[Legal Box 3, Folder 29] I.O. Schaub Scholarship Fund, 1950-1971
[Legal Box 3, Folder 30] Identification Cards[no date], 1918, 1948,
[Legal Box 3, Folder 31] Iowa State College Dance Card, 1909
[Legal Box 3, Folder 32] Johns Hopkins University Acceptance Note, 1903
[Legal Box 3, Folder 33] Joppa Lodge, 1925
[Legal Box 3, Folder 34] Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 1909-1969
[Legal Box 3, Folder 35] North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame, 1959-1967
North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame, Certificate, Membership, Board of Directors [See Oversized Materials], 1959
North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Grade Transcript [See Oversized Materials], 1903
[Legal Box 3, Folder 36] North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Graduating Address, 1900
[Legal Box 3, Folder 37] North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Graduating Thesis, 1900-1903
[Legal Box 3, Folder 38] North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Milne's "Standard Arithmetic", Ira Schaub's textbook, 1892
[Legal Box 3, Folder 39] North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation [File 1 of 2], 1954-1964
[Legal Box 3, Folder 40] North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation [File 2 of 2], 1954-1964
North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, Certificate, Membership, Board of Directors [See Oversized Materials], 1953
North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, Certificate, Membership, Board of Directors [See Oversized Materials], 1955
North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, Certificate, Membership, Board of Directors [See Oversized Materials], 1960
North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, Plan, American Legion Post 116 [See Oversized Materials], 1962
North Carolina State Agricultural Society, Fair Advertisement [See Oversized Materials], 1855
[Legal Box 4, Folder 1] North Carolina State "Alumni News", 1967, 1970
[Legal Box 4, Folder 2] North Carolina State College, Alumni Association, 50th Anniversary of Class of 1900, 1950
[Legal Box 4, Folder 3] North Carolina State University, History[no date] [File 1 of 3], 1956-1969,
[Legal Box 4, Folder 4] North Carolina State University, History[no date] [File 2 of 3], 1956-1969,
[Legal Box 4, Folder 5] North Carolina State University, History[no date] [File 3 of 3], 1956-1969,
[Legal Box 4, Folder 6] North Carolina Teachers' and State Employees Retirement System, Salary Record, 1941-1953
[Legal Box 4, Folder 7] Patrons of Husbandry, 1932
Phi Kappa Phi, Membership Certificate [See Oversized Materials], 1924
[Legal Box 4, Folder 8] Picture, Newspaper, [no date]
[Legal Box 4, Folder 9] Pine Burr Scholarship Society, North Carolina State College, [no date]
[Legal Box 4, Folder 10] Raleigh Planning Commission, 1960
[Legal Box 4, Folder 11] Travels, Journal, Europe, 1927
[Legal Box 4, Folder 12] Travels, Journal, West Coast, 1909
[Legal Box 4, Folder 13] Travels, "Sights, Scenes, and Wonders at the World's Fair", 1904
[Legal Box 4, Folder 14] World War II, "Raleigh Times", 1942
[Legal Box 4, Folder 15] World War II, State Council of National Defense, 1940
World War II, State Council of National Defense, Certificate [See Oversized Materials], 1940
World War II, War Manpower Commission, Manpower Priorities Committee, Certificate [See Oversized Materials], 1945
[Legal Box 4, Folder 16] World War II, War Production Board Certificate, 1943
[Legal Box 4, Folder 17] YMCA Building Fund, 1913
Maud Kennedy Schaub
[Legal Box 4, Folder 18] Collins Public Schools, Report Card, Grade 10, 1902
[Legal Box 4, Folder 19] Correspondence, Incoming, M.G. Mann, North Carolina Cotton Growers Cooperative Association, 1936
[Legal Box 4, Folder 20] Drawing, "Ex Libris-Maud Schaub," [no date]
[Legal Box 4, Folder 21] Dress Patterns, Envelopes, [no date]
[Legal Box 4, Folder 22] Manuscript, "Heroes of Obscurity," [no date]
[Legal Box 4, Folder 23] News Articles[no date], 1946-1964,
[Legal Box 4, Folder 24] Patrons of Husbandry, Certificate, 1932
[Legal Box 4, Folder 25] Sheriff's Association, Membership Card, 1974
Family
[Legal Box 4, Folder 26] A.L. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs., Invitation, 25th Wedding Anniversary, 1906
[Legal Box 4, Folder 27] Caroline Kennedy, Correspondence, 1911
[Legal Box 4, Folder 28] Caroline Kennedy, Travel Journal, 1926-1929
[Legal Box 4, Folder 29] Ira and Maud Schaub, Southern Railway Company Freight Bill, [no date]
[Legal Box 4, Folder 30] Ira and Maud Schaub, Wedding, Bridal Souvenir Book, 1910
[Legal Box 4, Folder 31] Kennedy Family, News Articles[no date], 1917,
[Legal Box 4, Folder 32] Mary Schaub, Obituary, 1893
[Legal Box 4, Folder 33] Oscar Schaub, News Articles, 1930
[Legal Box 4, Folder 34] Picture, Unidentified Male, [no date]
[Legal Box 4, Folder 35] Robah Schaub, Memorial Program, 1964
[Legal Box 4, Folder 36] Schaub Family, Christmas Card, Transparency, 1947
[Legal Box 4, Folder 37] Schaub Family, Genealogy, [no date]
[Legal Box 4, Folder 38] Schaub Family, News Articles[no date], 1870-1961,
[Legal Box 4, Folder 39] Sidney Schaub, Biographical Information, [no date]
[Legal Box 4, Folder 40] Sidney Schaub, Correspondence, to Ira Obed Schaub, 1954
[Legal Box 4, Folder 41] Sidney Schaub, News Articles, [no date]
[Legal Box 4, Folder 42] Sidney Schaub, Resolution on Death, 1955
[Legal Box 4, Folder 43] William Henry Schaub, Biographical Information, [no date]
[Legal Box 4, Folder 44] William Henry Schaub, Correspondence, to Sidney Schaub, 1905, 1916
[Legal Box 5, Folder 1] William Henry Schaub, Gristmill and Sawmill, Account Book, 1889-1891
[Legal Box 5, Folder 2] William Henry Schaub, Gristmill and Sawmill, Account Book, 1890-1895
[Legal Box 5, Folder 3] William Samuel Schaub, Memoir, 1893
The Photographs series consists mainly of photographs of Ira Obed Schaub in various professional and personal activities. It contains photographs, both prints and negatives, of Schaub at his various places of employment, at ceremonies honoring him, and on travels to Europe, Louisiana, and unknown locations. The series also includes a small number of photographs of other members of the family, including Maud Kennedy Schaub and Sidney Schaub as well as some who are unidentified. The series is divided into three subseries: Prints, Negatives, and Oversize. Within subseries, photographs are arranged as closely as possible to the order of the series in the rest of the collection.
Oversize
[Legal Box 5, Folder 4] Professional, Iowa State College, [no date]
[Legal Box 5, Folder 5] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 1900
[Legal Box 5, Folder 6] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, Travels, [no date]
[Legal Box 5, Folder 7] Personal, Maud Kennedy Schaub, [no date]
[Flat Folder 1] Moounted Photo of Women, 3 identified as Maud, Lulu, and May
[Flat Folder 1] Mounted Photo of Women, Most Identified
[Flat Folder 1] Mounted Photo of a Stage with People Dressed in Revolutionary Era Clothes (Maud Kennedy identified), 1906
Prints
[Album 6, Folder 1] Professional, Dinner, Unidentified, [no date]
[Album 6, Folder 2] Professional, Iowa State College, [no date]
[Album 6, Folder 3] Professional, Iredell County Program Honoring Ira Obed Schaub, August 27, 1949
[Album 6, Folder 4] Professional, North Carolina State College, Portrait Dedication, 1947
[Album 6, Folder 5] Professional, Retirement, 1950
[Album 6, Folder 6] Professional, United States Department of Agriculture, Superior Service Award, May 16, 1949
[Album 6, Folder 7] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, [no date]
[Album 6, Folder 8] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, Travels, Europe, 1927
[Album 6, Folder 9] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, Travels, Fishing Trips, [no date]
[Album 6, Folder 10] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, Travels, General, [no date]
[Album 6, Folder 11] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, Travels, Louisiana, 1922
[Album 6, Folder 12] Personal, Maud Kennedy Schaub, [no date]
[Album 6, Folder 13] Personal, Family, [no date]
Negatives
[Album 6, Folder 14] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, Travels, General, [no date]
[Album 6, Folder 15] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, Travels, World's Fair, St. Louis, 1904
[Album 6, Folder 16] Personal, Family, [no date]
This series contains documents from both the Personal and Professional series that are cross-listed in this finding aid in the places in which they fit intellectually.
[Flat Box 7] Professional, News Articles, North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, "Extension Farm-News", Grain Deficit, 1947
[Flat Box 7] Professional, Awards and Certificates, Epsilon Sigma Phi, Distinguished Service Ruby, Certificate, 1940
[Flat Folder 1] Personal, prints, photograpahs, and diplomas
[Flat Box 7] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame, Certificate, Membership, Board of Directors, 1959
[Flat Box 7] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, Grade Transcript, 1903
[Flat Box 7] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, Certificate, Membership, Board of Directors, 1953
[Flat Box 7] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, Certificate, Membership, Board of Directors, 1955
[Flat Box 7] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, Certificate, Membership, Board of Directors, 1960
[Flat Box 7] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, Plan, American Legion Post 116, 1962
[Flat Box 7] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, North Carolina State Agricultural Society, Fair Advertisement, 1855
[Flat Box 7] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, Phi Kappa Phi, Membership Certificate, 1924
[Flat Box 7] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, World War II, State Council of National Defense, Certificate, 1940
[Flat Box 7] Personal, Ira Obed Schaub, World War II, War Manpower Commission, Manpower Priorities Committee, Certificate, 1945

Creator

Schaub, I. O. (Ira Obed), 1880-1971

Quantity

3.5 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

7 archival storage boxes, 1 flat folder

Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff external link.

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Ira Obed Schaub, 1966-1969, and Maud Schaub, 1971-1972.

Acquisitions Information

Gift of Ira Obed Schaub, 1966-1969, and Maud Schaub, 1971-1972.

Processing

Processed by: Stephanie Horowitz; machine-readable finding aid created by: Stephanie Horowitz; updated by Aaron Cusick

Scope and Content Note

The Ira Obed Schaub Papers contains materials relating to the professional and personal life of Ira Obed Schaub. It also contains information about Schaub's wife, Maud Kennedy Schaub, and the Schaub and Kennedy families. The collection contains correspondence, journals, certificates, newspaper clippings, awards, publications, diplomas, volumes, account books, dress patterns, and photographs (both prints and negatives). The collection is organized into four series.

Biographical Note

Ira Obed Schaub (1880-1971) was born in Stokes County, North Carolina, on September 28, 1880. The fourth of five sons of William Henry and Mary Grabs Schaub, he attended Pinnacle Academy in the town of Pinnacle, North Carolina. From 1896 to 1900, he attended North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University) and was one of the college's first graduates, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. Upon his graduation from North Carolina State, Schaub did graduate work in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, leaving before receiving a degree. His first job was as assistant chemist in the Illinois Experiment Station, where he worked for nearly two years. In 1905, Schaub moved to Iowa and became assistant professor of soils at Iowa State College. Schaub returned to North Carolina State College in 1909 and became involved in work with boys' and girls' 4-H clubs until 1913, when he became superintendent of farm demonstration work for the Frisco Railroad, based in Springfield, Missouri. In 1918, when, due to World War I, the Frisco Railroad was taken over by federal authorities, Schaub began work for the United States Department of Agriculture as their field agent for southern states.

In 1924, Schaub again returned to North Carolina State College and worked as director of agricultural extension through his retirement in 1950. In 1926, Schaub became Dean of the School of Agriculture at North Carolina State College, a position he held through 1945 concurrently with his agricultural extension work. He was also the director of North Carolina State College's Experiment Station from 1937 through 1940.

Schaub was active in many organizations during his life, including the Kappa Sigma fraternity, the City of Raleigh Planning Commission, the Agricultural Foundation of North Carolina, the State Council of National Defense, the Pine Burr Scholarship Society of North Carolina State College, the North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame Board of Directors, and the North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Board. He was an unofficial North Carolina State University historian, composing manuscripts on former faculty members and the board of trustees of the college. Schaub also consulted with the first North Carolina State University Archivist on the activities and operations of the University Archives. He received two honorary doctorates of agriculture: one from Clemson University in 1937 and one from N.C. State in 1951.

Schaub married Maud Kennedy, daughter of an Iowa farm family, on July 27, 1910. The Schaubs had two children: Maud Kennedy and Ira Obed, Jr. Schaub died on September 13, 1971, in Raleigh at the age of 90.

Separated Materials

The following book, previously with the Ira Obed Schaub Papers, has been moved to the Rare Books collection: Rus: A Biographical Register of Rural Leadership in the United States and Canada. Compiled by L.H. Bailey and Ethel Zoe Bailey. Ithaca, New York, 1930.

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