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Guide to the Robert Partin Papers, RG 448
Listed by: Rebecca Woodham and Laura Capell
Date: June 1, 1998 and June 6, 2000


Date Span: 1940s through 1970s, with copies of Civil War and late nineteenth-century material.

Biographical / Historical Sketch: Born in Pelham, TN on August 25, 1899, to James Carter and Melvina (Henley) Partin. On August 4, 1930, he married Sidnah McDonald Sherard. He received the B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1927 and, from George Peabody College for Teachers he received the MA in 1928 and the Ph.D. in 1935. He did postgraduate work at Columbia in 1932. He taught at Darlington School in Rome, Georgia during 1927-28, at Peabody College during 1928-29, at Selma High School from 1929 to 1937 and at Auburn University after 1937. He served as president of the Auburn University Faculty Forum during 1945-46, and was a member of the American, Southern, Alabama, and Tennessee Historical Associations and Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Alpha Theta honor societies. He died April 2, 1980.

Scope/Content: The papers of Robert Partin, Professor of History; published and unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, notes from classes, newspaper clippings, copies of Civil War letters, and copies of nineteenth century newspaper clippings.

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