MC 00020 Guide to the Robert W. Graeber Papers, 1911-1949

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These typed reports document the demonstrations Graeber gave in individual North Carolina counties about Farm Forest Management. He was primarily concerned with demonstrating thinning of Loblolly, Shortleaf, and Virginia Pines to farmers, but also frequently demonstrated timber stand improvement. The reports record the type of demonstration performed, the county and cooperating County Agent, the owner of the timber, type of soil ("character of the site"), purpose of the demonstration, data on the demonstration, reports from the owner about his wood harvest, including monetary values, specifics of the standing crop, and the farmer's income from wood harvest. Occasionally, Graeber worked with a local 4-H clubs in giving his demonstrations, and these occasions are noted in the reports.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Demonstration Reports, 1926-1936
[Box 1, Folder 2] Demonstration Reports, 1937-1942
Graeber filed weekly reports to the Chief and Director of the Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics entitled, "Specialist's Weekly Report." This series contains his copies of the triplicate forms, and identifies the location and description of the work Graeber performed each day of the week, including number of letters written, office consultations, and miles traveled by automobile and railroad. The "General Remarks" sections of these reports allowed Graeber to elaborate on his activities, and he often included anecdotes and descriptions of his encounters with individual farmers he met while performing forestry demonstrations. In 1934 Graeber also began to file a more generalized monthly report, called the "Monthly Certificate of Service," which basically summarized his weekly reports.
The monthly reports are arranged at the end of the weekly reports, similar to Graeber's filing system. Occasionally, Graeber also filed his annual report drafts with these weekly and monthly reports.
[Box 1, Folder 3] Weekly Reports and County Summaries, 1926
[Box 1, Folder 4] Weekly Reports, 1927
[Box 1, Folder 5] Weekly Reports, 1928
[Box 1, Folder 6] Weekly Reports, 1929
[Box 1, Folder 7] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1930
[Box 1, Folder 8] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1931
[Box 1, Folder 9] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1932
[Box 1, Folder 10] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1933
[Box 1, Folder 11] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1934
[Box 1, Folder 12] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1935
[Box 1, Folder 13] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1936
[Box 2, Folder 1] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1937
[Box 2, Folder 2] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1938
[Box 2, Folder 3] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1939
[Box 2, Folder 4] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1940
[Box 2, Folder 5] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1941
[Box 2, Folder 6] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1942
[Box 2, Folder 7] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1943
[Box 2, Folder 8] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1944
[Box 2, Folder 9] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1945
[Box 2, Folder 10] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1946
[Box 2, Folder 11] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1947
[Box 2, Folder 12] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1948
[Box 2, Folder 13] Weekly/Monthly Reports, 1949
As the state's Extension Forester, Graeber stimulated forestry activities in the counties by sending circular letters and informational materials to County Agents about current forest topics. These typed letters and materials address forest fires, timber income, tree plantings, seedlings, deforestation, 4-H Club involvement in forestry practices, and timber uses in the second world war effort, among other topics often reflected in Graeber's news articles and clippings.
[Box 3, Folder 1] Circular Letters, 1932
[Box 3, Folder 2] Circular Letters, 1933
[Box 3, Folder 3] Circular Letters, 1934
[Box 3, Folder 4] Circular Letters, 1935
[Box 3, Folder 5] Circular Letters, 1936
[Box 3, Folder 6] Circular Letters, 1937
[Box 3, Folder 7] Circular Letters, 1938
[Box 3, Folder 8] Circular Letters, 1939
[Box 3, Folder 9] Circular Letters, 1940
[Box 3, Folder 10] Circular Letters, 1941
[Box 3, Folder 11] Circular Letters, 1942
[Box 3, Folder 12] Circular Letters, 1943
[Box 3, Folder 13] Circular Letters, 1944
[Box 3, Folder 14] Circular Letters, 1945
[Box 3, Folder 15] Circular Letters, 1946
The first subseries contains Graeber's typed news articles, 1925-1949, that he submitted to North Carolina, Southern, and national publications, including editor Clarence Poe's The Progressive Farmer, editor F. H. Jeter's The Southern Planter, The Southern Lumberman (Tennessee), The Southern Lumber Journal (Florida), and The American Lumberman (Chicago, Illinois). Topics typically addressed the forests of specific North Carolina counties, 4-H club involvement in forestry activities, forestry meetings, and special forestry events in North Carolina. A list of titles and first lines for each year follows the container list.
The second subseries is Graeber's "Outline of Study to be made by R. W. Graeber as a Graduate Student" for Forestry 402, "Problems in Research," n.d.. This study of the growth "of Even-Aged Shortleaf Pine in Relation of Soil Type and Stand Density to Determine Age or Period at which Trimming (artificial) should Begin" probably was submitted during Graeber's Forestry study at North Carolina State College from 1929 to 1930, when he graduated with a B.S. in Forestry.
News Articles, 1925-1949 (MC 00020 Subseries 4.1)
[Box 3, Folder 16] 1927-1928
[Box 3, Folder 17] 1928-1929
[Box 3, Folder 18] 1929-1930
[Box 3, Folder 19] 1930-1931
[Box 4, Folder 1] 1931-1932
[Box 4, Folder 2] 1932-1933
[Box 4, Folder 3] 1933-1934
[Box 4, Folder 4] 1934-1935
[Box 4, Folder 5] 1935-1936
[Box 4, Folder 6] 1936-1937
[Box 4, Folder 7] 1937-1938
[Box 4, Folder 8] 1938-1939
[Box 4, Folder 9] 1939-1940
[Box 4, Folder 10] 1940-1941
[Box 4, Folder 11] 1941-1942
[Box 4, Folder 12] 1942
[Box 4, Folder 13] News Articles, 1943
[Box 4, Folder 14] 1944
[Box 4, Folder 15] 1945
[Box 4, Folder 16] 1946
[Box 4, Folder 17] 1947
Research Proposal (MC 00020 Subseries 4.2)
[Box 4, Folder 18] Outline of Study to be Made by R.W.Graeber, n.d.
[Box 5, Folder 1] 1921
[Box 5, Folder 2] 1923
[Box 5, Folder 3] 1926
[Box 5, Folder 4] 1927
[Box 5, Folder 5] 1928
[Box 5, Folder 6] 1929
[Box 5, Folder 7] 1930
[Box 5, Folder 8] 1931
[Box 5, Folder 9] 1932
[Box 5, Folder 10] 1933
[Box 5, Folder 11] 1934
[Box 5, Folder 12] 1935
[Box 5, Folder 13] 1936-1937
[Box 5, Folder 14] 1938
[Box 5, Folder 15] 1940
[Box 5, Folder 16] 1941
[Box 5, Folder 17] 1942
[Box 5, Folder 18] 1943
[Box 5, Folder 19] 1944
[Box 5, Folder 20] 1945
[Box 5, Folder 21] 1946
[Box 5, Folder 22] 1947
This series consists of negatives and photographs from Graeber's work as a dairy extension specialist in Pitt County, a county agricultural agent in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties, and during his tenure as extension forester. From circa 1913 to circa 1917, photographs record the Mecklenburg County Pig and Poultry clubs. The 1920 to 1925 negatives and photographs circa this period depict Graeber's activities in Iredell County, North Carolina, particularly bee-keeping demonstrations, cattle and chicken shows, damaged corn fields, and peach trees. The negatives from this period are cellulose nitrate film and will need preservation attention in the future. The photographs from 1926 to 1938 depict North Carolina forests and forestry demonstrations. Many of these photographs were taken by United States Forest Service photographer, W. R. Mattoon, and are numbered in the lower right-hand corner. This numbering system correlates to the order in which the pictures were taken and when possible, have been filed in "chronological" order. Graeber also took photographs from 1931 to 1938, and while these are numbered by a different system than Mattoon's, they also correlate to chronological order. Occasionally letters or identifying keys accompanied the photos, and these documents have been separated from the photos and housed with the rest of the manuscript collection under the photographs series. Photographs and negatives are arranged in the container list by chronological arrangement, but housed according to size. Negatives are labeled "NEG," and when possible, follow the print they produced.
[Box 5, Folder 23] Written Materials relating to Photographs, 1920-1929
[Box 6, Folder 1] Pig Club, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, circa, 1913-1917
[Box 6, Folder 2] Poultry Club, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, circa, 1913-1917
[Box 6, Folder 3] Iredell County, North Carolina, circa, 1920-1925
[Box 6, Folder 4] Cow and boy, Monroe, North Carolina, 1921
[Box 6, Folder 5] Pride's Goldie of Glenside cow, Monroe, North Carolina, 1923
[Box 6, Folder 6] Jersey Cow, Monroe, North Carolina, 1923
[Box 6, Folder 7] Iredell County, North Carolina, 1923
[Box 6, Folder 8] Iredell County, North Carolina, 1924
[Box 7, Folder 1] Pitt County, North Carolina, c., 1911-1912
[Box 7, Folder 2] Cooperative Hog Shipments, Iredell County, North Carolina, , 1920
[Box 7, Folder 3] Iredell County, North Carolina, c., 1920-1925
[Box 7, Folder 4] Iredell County, North Carolina, , 1923
[Box 7, Folder 5] Iredell County, North Carolina, , 1924
[Box 7, Folder 6] Forestry Demonstration, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, 1924
[Box 7, Folder 7] Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, circa, 1924
[Box 7, Folder 8] Not in North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, c., 1924-1926
[Box 7, Folder 9] Iredell County, North Carolina, , 1925
[Box 7, Folder 10] Eastern North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, , April 1926
[Box 7, Folder 11] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, , April 1926
[Box 7, Folder 12] Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #216,540, circa, 1926
[Box 7, Folder 13] Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #216,543, circa, 1926
[Box 7, Folder 14] Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #216,544, circa, 1926
[Box 7, Folder 15] Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #216,544, circa, 1926
[Box 7, Folder 16] Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #216,545, circa, 1926
[Box 7, Folder 17] Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #216,546, circa, 1926
[Box 7, Folder 18] Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #216,547, circa, 1926
[Box 7, Folder 19] Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #216,548, circa, 1926
[Box 7, Folder 20] Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #216,550, circa, 1926
[Box 7, Folder 21] Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #216,555, circa, 1926
[Box 7, Folder 22] Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #216,558, circa, 1926
[Box 8, Folder 1] Farm and Forest Demonstrations, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Ackermann, c., 1920-1925
[Box 8, Folder 2] Shortleaf pine, farm of P.A. Gantt, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon #219,581, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 3] Demonstration in forest, North Carolina Shortleaf pine, farm of P.A. Gantt, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon #219,581, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 4] Forestry Demonstration, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,583, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 5] Forestry Demonstration, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,586, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 6] Dimension stock for furniture, O.C. Jernigan Dimension Mill, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon #219,587, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 7] O.C. Jernigan Dimension Mill, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,589, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 8] O.C. Jernigan Dimension Mill, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,590, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 9] Demonstration in forest, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon #219,594, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 10] Group photo in forest, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon #219,597, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 11] Demonstration example in forest, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon #219,600, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 12] Shortleaf pine forest farm of Ed Spainhour, Burke County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,602, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 13] Shortleaf pine forest farm of Ed Spainhour, Burke County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,602, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 14] Shortleaf pine forest farm of Ed Spainhour, Burke County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,603, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 15] Shortleaf pine forest farm of Ed Spainhour, Burke County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,604, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 16] Shortleaf pine forest farm of Ed Spainhour, Burke County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,605, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 17] Shortleaf pine forest farm of Ed Spainhour, Burke County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,606, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 18] Shortleaf pine forest farm of Ed Spainhour, Burke County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,608, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 19] Telephone wires, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon #219,610, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 20] Land and trees along Catawba River, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon #219,611, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 21] Shortleaf pine farm of D.P. McSwain, Stanly County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,613, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 22] Shortleaf pine farm of D.P. McSwain, Stanly County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,614, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 23] Shortleaf pine farm of D.P. McSwain, Stanly County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,616, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 24] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, Photo by Mattoon, #219,618, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 25] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, Photo by Mattoon, #219,619, 1927
Telephone poles and wires, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,620, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 26] Telephone poles and wires, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,621, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 27] Logs at mill, Photo by Mattoon, #219,625, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 28] Boy standing in tree, Photo by Mattoon, #219,930, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 29] Shortleaf pine forest, farm of C. M. Icenhour, Alexander County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,932, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 30] Shortleaf pine forest, farm of C. M. Icenhour, Alexander County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,933, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 31] Drying Logs in forest, Photo by Mattoon, #219,934, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 32] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, Photo by Mattoon, #219,935, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 33] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, Photo by Mattoon, #219,936, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 34] Shortleaf pine forest, farm of D.T. Johnston, Alexander County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,938, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 35] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #219,941, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 36] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #219,942, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 37] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, farm of D.T. Johnston, Alexander County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,943, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 38] Demonstration, farm of Jacob Tickle, Alamance County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,946, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 39] Demonstration, farm of Jacob Tickle, Alamance County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,946, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 40] Jacob Tickle and son next to pine, Photo by Mattoon, #219,947, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 41] Unidentified man in pine forest, Photo by Mattoon, #219,949, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 42] Graeber measuring tree width, Photo by Mattoon, #219,951, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 43] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #219,952, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 44] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #219,953, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 45] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #219,954, 1927
Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #219,956, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 46] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #219,957, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 47] Unidentified North Carolina tree, Photo by Mattoon, #219,958, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 48] Unidentified North Carolina tree, Photo by Mattoon, #219,959, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 49] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #219,962, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 50] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,964, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 51] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #219,965, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 52] Gravestone of W.F. and Bettie S. Vestal in forest Photo by Mattoon, #219,967, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 53] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,969, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 54] Signs nailed to trees on North Carolina Highway #10, between Durham and Hillsboro, Photo by Mattoon, #219,972, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 55] Signs nailed to trees on North Carolina Highway #10, between Durham and Hillsboro, Photo by Mattoon, #219,973, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 56] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,975, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 57] Example of pine base, Photo by Mattoon, #219,977, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 58] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,978, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 59] Graeber and others in log yard, Photo by Mattoon, #219,980, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 60] Graeber and others in log yard, Photo by Mattoon, #219,985, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 61] Graeber and others in log yard, Photo by Mattoon, #219,986, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 62] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,987, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 63] Graeber and others in log yard, Photo by Mattoon, #219,988, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 64] Graeber and others in log yard, Photo by Mattoon, #219,989, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 65] At log yard Photo by Mattoon, #219,990, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 66] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,994, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 67] Farm house and forest, Photo by Mattoon, #219,995, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 68] Pine forest, Photo by Mattoon, #219,996, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 69] Farm Forest Management Demonstration, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #219,997, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 70] Lumber piles in forest, Photo by Mattoon, #220,002, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 71] Unidentified man in pine forest, Photo by Mattoon, #220,005, 1927
[Box 8, Folder 72] Pinehurst, North Carolina (See corresponding letter), 1927
[Box 8, Folder 73] Pinehurst, North Carolina (See corresponding letter), 1927
[Box 8, Folder 74] Pinehurst, North Carolina (See corresponding letter), 1927
[Box 8, Folder 75] Pinehurst, North Carolina (See corresponding letter), 1927
[Box 8, Folder 76] Pinehurst, North Carolina (See corresponding letter), 1927
[Box 8, Folder 77] Pinehurst, North Carolina (See corresponding letter), 1927
[Box 8, Folder 78] Pinehurst, North Carolina (See corresponding letter), 1927
[Box 8, Folder 79] Pinehurst, North Carolina (See corresponding letter), 1927
[Box 8, Folder 80] Pinehurst, North Carolina (See corresponding letter), 1927
[Box 8, Folder 81] Shortleaf pine in Poole woods near Raleigh, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber#200, 1928
[Box 8, Folder 82] Main building, 4-H Camp, Buncome County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #237,090 (See key), 1929
[Box 8, Folder 83] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, #237,091, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 84] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, #237,092, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 85] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, #237,093, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 86] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, #237,094, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 87] Forest of Mrs. John Branch, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #237,096 (See key), 1929
[Box 8, Folder 88] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, #237,165, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 89] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, #237,166, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 90] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, #237,167, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 91] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, #237,168, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 92] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, #237,169, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 93] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, #237,170, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 94] Western North Carolina Forests, Photo by Mattoon, #237,171, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 95] Sign advertising Double Top Mountain, Photo by Mattoon, #237,176, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 96] Wood from mountainside in Jackson County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #237,179 (See key), 1929
[Box 8, Folder 97] Wood piles at lumber yard, Photo by Mattoon, #237,180, 1929
[Box 8, Folder 98] Lumber yard of Harris Pin County, Drillsboro, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #237,181 (See key), 1929
[Box 8, Folder 99] Farmers at woods meeting, farm of Maxwell Orphange, Macon County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #237,184 (See key), 1929
[Box 8, Folder 100] Log yard at plant of Carolina Wood Turning County, Bryson City, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #237,185 (See key), 1929
[Box 8, Folder 101] R.L. Stowe of Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina with L.B. Altman, County Agent, Photo by Graeber#395, 1931
[Box 8, Folder 102] L.B. Altman, County Agent, measuring growth of Longleaf pine, Gaston County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber#396, 1931
[Box 8, Folder 103] Wild Black Cherry, in Forest Primeval of S.P. Ravenal, Highlands, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber#495, 1931
[Box 8, Folder 104] White Pine, in Forest Primeval of S.P. Ravenal, Highlands, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber#501, 1931
[Box 8, Folder 105] Hemlock bark example, Forest Primeval of S.P. Ravenal, Highlands, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber#503, 1931
[Box 8, Folder 106] Inspecting forest, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #262,969, circa, 1931
[Box 8, Folder 107] Summer cottage in pine forest, farm of D.S. Myers, Davidson County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,922, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 108] Farmer inspecting Loblolly Pines, Stanly County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,929, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 109] Shortleaf pines, farm of C. Burris, Stanly County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,933, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 110] Thinning demonstration, farm of C.J. Dellinger, Cherryville, Gaston County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,936, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 111] Loblolly pines, farm of R.L. Stowe, Belmont, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,940, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 112] Black Locust, plantation of Walter Morrison, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,942, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 113] Black Locust, plantation of Walter Morrison, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,943, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 114] Demonstration meeting, woods of W.B. Joplin, Hudson, Caldwell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,949, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 115] Pine thinning demonstration, farm of G.E. Smith, Hudson, Caldwell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,950, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 116] Lake Lure and Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,952, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 117] Black Timber Rattlesnake, near Camp Moundamin, Tuxedo, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,953, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 118] Camp Moundamin, Tuxedo, Henderson County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,954, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 119] Recreation building and dining hall, 4-H Club, Camp Sawannanoa, Photo by Mattoon, #269,955, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 120] Saul's Oak, Photo by Mattoon, #269,957, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 121] Yellow Poplar, Jackson County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,960, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 122] Yellow Poplar, Jackson County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,962, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 123] Log Cabin Association, Jackson County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,963, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 124] Forestry meeting, Log Cabin Association, Jackson County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,966, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 125] Haywood County 4-H Club boys, Swannanoa Camp, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,968, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 126] Graeber and Haywood County 4-H Club boys, Camp Swannanoa, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #269,970, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 127] Swimming pool, 4-H Club, Camp Swannanoa, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #270,104, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 128] Dehorned trees--improper trimming, Photo by Mattoon, #271,471, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 129] Dehorned trees--improper trimming, Photo by Mattoon, #271,472, 1932
[Box 8, Folder 130] Dogwood, farm of W.T. Perry, Chowan County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #569, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 131] Yellow Poplar, Sugar Cove, Clay County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #646, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 132] Giant Yellow Poplar, Sugar Cove, Clay County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #648, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 133] Northern Red Oak, Sugar Cove, Clay County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #649, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 134] Cucumber (Magnolia accuminate), Sugar Cove, Clay County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #650, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 135] Chestnut, Sugar Cove, Clay County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #651, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 136] Buckeye, Sugar Cove, Clay County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #652, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 137] Yellow Poplar, Sugar Cove, Clay County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #653, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 138] Yellow Poplar, Sugar Cove, Clay County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #654, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 139] Results of thinning, farm of I.J. Jackson, Vance County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,242, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 140] Loblolly pine demonstration, farm of O.S. Faulkner, Vance County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,245, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 141] Farm house made of pine logs, Mrs. H.F. Deer, Ruffin, Caswell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,246, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 142] Demonstration, farm of C.E. Fulp, Pfafftown, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,248, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 143] Charles H. Goslin and farmers, Pfafftown, Forsyth County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,249, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 144] Demonstration, farm of J.J. Hoots, Yadkin County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,255, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 145] Tourist cabin made of thinned pines, Brooks Cross Rd., Yadkin County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,258, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 146] Demonstration, farm of J.M. German, Boomer, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,259, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 147] Nursery Log Cabin Association, Sylva, Jackson County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,260, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 148] Damming a mountain stream, Log Cabin Association, Sylva, Jackson County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,265, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 149] Log Cabin Association, Jackson County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,267, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 150] Hemlock, Ravenal Primeval Forest, Highlands, Macon County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,271, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 151] Black Cherry, Ravenal Primeval Forest, Highlands, Macon County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,272, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 152] White Pine, in Forest Primeval of S.P. Ravenal, Highlands, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #278,273, 1933
[Box 8, Folder 153] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,969, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 154] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,970, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 155] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,972, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 156] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,973, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 157] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,974, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 158] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,975, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 159] Sapping a tree, at Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,976, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 160] Sapping a tree, at Naval Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,977, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 161] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,978, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 162] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,979, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 163] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,980, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 164] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,982, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 165] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,983, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 166] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,984, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 167] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,985, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 168] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,986, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 169] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,991, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 170] Navel Store, Osceloa Lodge, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,992, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 171] Navel Store, Osceloa Lodge, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,992, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 172] Navel Store, Osceola Lodge, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,995, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 173] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,996, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 174] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #312,997, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 175] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #313,000, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 176] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #313,001, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 177] Navel Store, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #313,003, circa, 1933-1936
[Box 8, Folder 178] Longleaf pine, Maury Ward Plantation, Duplin County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #675, 1934
[Box 8, Folder 179] Southern Cypress, Maury Ward Plantation, Duplin County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #682, 1934
[Box 8, Folder 180] Southern Cypress, Maury Ward Plantation, Duplin County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #683, 1934
[Box 8, Folder 181] Loblolly pines, farm of Sallie Jenkins, Gates County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #688, 1934
[Box 8, Folder 182] Longleaf pine, forest plantation of R.L. Stowe, Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #703, 1934
[Box 8, Folder 183] Loblolly pine, farm of W.A. Thomas, Coiled, Hertford County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #713, 1935
[Box 8, Folder 184] Loblolly pine, farm of Charles Farmer, Greene County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #720, 1935
[Box 8, Folder 185] Loblolly pine, farm of A.C. VanHoy, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #722, 1935
[Box 8, Folder 186] Black Locust forest, Allegheny County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #735, 1935
[Box 8, Folder 187] Black Locust, farm of W.E. Morrison , Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #745, 1935
[Box 8, Folder 188] Loblolly pine, Piedmont Experiment Station, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #748, 1935
[Box 8, Folder 189] Loblolly pines, planted by J.E. VanHoy, Stanly County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #843, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 190] White Oak, farm of H.J. Hayes, Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #887, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 191] Black Locust, farm of J.L. McSwain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #930, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 192] Loblolly pines, farm of D.H. Byrd, Harnett County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #339,193, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 193] Loblolly pines, farm of D.H. Byrd, Harnett County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #339,194, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 194] Loblolly pines, farm of D.H. Byrd, Harnett County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #339,195, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 195] Longleaf pine, farm of E.C. Johnson, Cumberland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #339,196, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 196] Longleaf pine, farm of E.C. Johnson, Cumberland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #339,197, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 197] Longleaf pine, farm of E.C. Johnson, Cumberland County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #339,198, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 198] Loblolly pine, farm of D.L. Mercer, Bolivia, Brunswick County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #339,199, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 199] Loblolly pine, farm of R.D. Clemmons, Brunswick County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #339,200, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 200] Loblolly pines and hardwoods, farm of J.R. Mintz, Shallotte, Brunswick County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #339,201, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 201] Loblolly pines, farm of Lula J. Smith, Pitt County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #339,203, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 202] Graeber, Photo by Mattoon, #339,204, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 203] Rufus H. Page, Jr., Photo by Mattoon, #339,205, 1937
[Box 8, Folder 204] Scotch pine, North Carolina Granite Cooperation, Mt. Airy, Surry County, North Carolina, Photo by Graeber, #961, 1938
[Box 8, Folder 205] Forest Understory, Photographer unknown #6158, n.d.
Drying Timber, Photographer unknown #02220, n.d.
[Box 9, Folder 1] North Carolina road, telephone poles and wires, Photo by Mattoon, #255,246, circa, 1929-1930
[Box 9, Folder 2] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #255,247, circa, 1929-1930
[Box 9, Folder 3] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #255,249, circa, 1929-1930
[Box 9, Folder 4] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #255,250, circa, 1929-1930
[Box 9, Folder 5] Forest Understory, Photo by Mattoon, #255,251, circa, 1929-1930
[Box 9, Folder 6] Red oak telephone poles, Cary, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,000, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 7] Fuelwood ready for market, Morrisville, Wake County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,001, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 8] Loblolly pine, U.S. Highway 70, Raleigh-Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,005, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 9] White Oak Logs, O. E. and C. A. Bivens, Hillsboro, Orange County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,006, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 10] Cedar logs, Rosemon Cedar County, Hillsboro, Orange County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,007, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 11] 4-H Black Walnut Club, Rockwell High School, Rowan County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,008, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 12] Walnut logs, Rowan County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,011, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 13] Black Walnut Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,019, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 14] Hulling Black Walnuts, farm of T.D. Brown, Rowan County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,014, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 15] Planting Black Locust, farm of W.E. Morrison, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,020, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 16] Planting Black Locust, farm of W.E. Morrison, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,023, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 17] Meeting, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,025, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 18] Thinning Shortleaf pine, P.A. Gantt Estate, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,035, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 19] Thinning Shortleaf pine, P.A. Gantt Estate, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,036, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 20] Loblolly pines, Piedmont Experiment Station, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,038, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 21] Shortleaf pine, Piedmont Experiment Station, Iredell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,040, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 22] Marking Shortleaf pine, farm of R.D. Rufty, Catawba County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,048, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 23] Timber Stand Improvement Demonstration inspection, Catawba County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,049, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 24] Virginia pines, farm of Emmet Turbyfill, Catawba County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,051, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 25] Virginia pines, farm of Emmet Turbyfill, Catawba County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,054, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 26] Shortleaf pine, farm of G.A. Arndt, Catawba County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,057, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 27] Yellow Poplar after thinning, farm of G.A. Arndt, Catawba County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,058, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 28] Shortleaf pine, Dogwood, Yellow Poplar, farm of G.A. Arndt, Catawba County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,059, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 29] Shortleaf pine, farm of C.D. Sigmon, Catawba County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,060, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 30] Shortleaf pine, farm of C.D. Sigmon, Catawba County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,061, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 31] Shortleaf pine, farm of C.D. Sigmon, Catawba County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,062, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 32] Hulling Black Walnuts, Hudson Black Walnut Club, Caldwell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,063, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 33] Polishing Black Walnuts after hulling, Hudson 4-H Black Walnut Club, Caldwell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,065, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 34] Hudson 4-H Club, Caldwell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,067, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 35] Virginia pine, Caldwell County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,075, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 36] Virginia and Shortleaf pines, Alexander County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,086, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 37] Erosion gully and trees, Alexander County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,088, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 38] White and Shortleaf pines, Alexander County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,089, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 39] County Agent O.H. Phillips and farmers at demonstration, Stanly County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,111, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 40] Shortleaf pines, farm of C. Burris, Stanly County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,113, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 41] Shortleaf pines, farm of C. Burris, Stanly County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,114, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 42] Pine-hardwood type, Moore County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,123, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 43] Pine reproduction, Montgomery County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,122, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 44] Shortleaf pine, destructive logging, Moore County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,124, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 45] Pulpwood crop by thinning Loblolly pine, McRaeFarm, Lee County, North Carolina, Photo by Mattoon, #256,126, 1930
[Box 9, Folder 46] "Saw Log Production, Once Acre of Loblolly Pine" Chart, n.d.
"Size-Age-Volume-Value-of Loblolly Pine Tree" Chart, n.d.
[Box 9, Folder 47] "Amount and Value of Loblolly Pine Logs" Chart, n.d.
[Flat Folder 1]

Creator

Graeber, Robert Walter, 1888-1967

Quantity

3.5 Linear feet 7 archival boxes

General Physical Description note

9 archival boxes

Location

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Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Gift of Robert Walter Graeber, May 1967 (Accession no. 1967-0003).

Processing

Processed by: Greta E. Reisel; machine-readable finding aid created by: Nancy J. Kaiser and Katherine M. Wisser

Scope and Content Note

Papers relate to Robert Walter Graeber's work, 1911-1912, as a dairy extension specialist in Pitt County, North Carolina, as a county agricultural agent in Mecklenburg, 1913-1917, and Iredell, 1920-1925, counties, North Carolina, and his tenure, 1925-1949, as the state's extension forester. The first series consists of Demonstration Reports, 1926-1942; the second series details Weekly and Monthly Field Reports, 1926-1949; the third series, Circular Letters, 1932-1946, circulated from the Forestry Extension located in Raleigh to county agents and residents of North Carolina; the fourth series, Writings of Graeber, 1925-1949 and undated, includes typed news articles and 4-H handbooks written by Graeber and his staff, as well as a five-page research proposal written by Graeber, probably when he was a student in North Carolina State College's forestry program from 1929 to 1930; the fifth series, News Clippings, 1921-1947, compiles articles by Graeber and others, pertaining to agricultural and forestry topics in the state; the sixth series, Photographs, circa 1911-1938 and undated, includes photographs and negatives taken by Graeber and by the United States Forest Service of forestry demonstrations, forests, and rural agricultural groups in North Carolina. Many photographs were taken by United States Forest Service photographer W. R. Mattoon.

There are no personal papers in this collection.

The researcher may be interested in cross-referencing the various series in this collection to gain a fuller and more detailed understanding of Graeber's work in North Carolina. For example, weekly reports reveal Graeber's daily activities, including travel around the state for demonstrations, the clippings from those years show community announcement and reaction, and the photographs visually display what Graeber was demonstrating and with whom he spoke. Unfortunately, many of the photographs do not provide individual names of those shown.

The collection is arranged in accordance with Graeber's original filing order. Therefore, within certain series and folders, some items are organized in reverse chronological order. Additionally, Graeber often filed his documents in year groupings that overlap into the next year, even if only one year is indicated in the folder title. It may be necessary, then, for the researcher to check files on either side of the target year to see all of the documents from this year. Some photographs were originally mounted on cardboard with a typed label on the back, indicating the photo's description, date, photographer, and number. These photographs have been removed from their backings, the typed information reformatted onto acid-free paper, and filed with the photo.

Biographical Note

Robert Walter Graeber was born January 1, 1888, in Mount Vernon, Rowan County, North Carolina. He attended Concord Public School and moved to Raleigh in 1907 to study at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University). He graduated from A & College in 1911, with a B.S. in agriculture and again, in 1930, with a B.S. in Forestry (but the name of the institution had in 1917 been changed to North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering).

From 1911 to 1912, Graeber worked for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture as a dairy extension specialist and as a manager of Joyner Farms (private) in Pitt County. In 1913, he became a county agricultural agent in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, where he started North Carolina's first Boys' Pig Club and held the state's first farm tour. He was the first North Carolina State College graduate to be employed as a full-time extension agent. After approximately four years as Mecklenburg's county agent, Graeber accepted a position in 1917 as county agricultural agent with Clemson College in South Carolina, and in that state's Lancaster County and Lee County. He returned to North Carolina, however, at the beginning of 1920, to serve as aounty agricultural agent in Iredell County until 1925. Major fertilizer companies credit Graeber with establishing the use of high-analysis fertilizer in the state as a result of a 1920-1921 campaign he conducted in Iredell County. During this time in Iredell County, Graeber also began a serious interest in forest management.

On December 1, 1925, Graeber became North Carolina's only extension forester. During his early years in this position, Graeber's efforts to educate North Carolinians about forest management stimulated the North Carolina Forestry Association to prompt the development of a four-year forestry curriculum at North Carolina State College in Raleigh. The Department of Forestry opened on September 19, 1929, and its first class of seventeen, including Graeber, graduated in 1930.

During his tenure as extension forester, the one-man extension program developed into a known and respected forestry program with a staff of eight, including the extension forester, by the time Graeber retired in 1949. Even though not a forester when hired, Graeber's enthusiasm and commitment for developing North Carolina's two fundamental resources of soil and forests buoyed the program as it grew into a recognized service to the state.

Graeber belonged to the Society of American Foresters, the American Forestry Association, the North Carolina Forestry Association, the Forest Farmers Association, Epsilon Sigma Phi (Extension Service Veterans), the Grange and Farm Bureau, and the Raleigh Executives Club. Graeber was active in the Lutheran Church and served as chairman of the council from 1946 to 1948. At the time of his retirement, Graeber resided in Raleigh and owned about 500 acres of woodland in Wake County and Guilford County, North Carolina.

Graeber was married to Margaret Emma Shepard of Guilford County, North Carolina. He died in Raleigh on July 19, 1967.

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