Historian; University professor. Born– August 25, 1899, Pelham, Tenn. Parents– James Carter and Melvina (Henley) Partin. Married– Sidnah McDonald Sherard, August 4, 1930. Education– Middle Tennessee State College, B.S.; 1927, M.A.; George Peabody College for Teachers, 1928; Ph.D., 1935; Columbia University, 1932. Taught at the Darlington School in Rome, Ga., 1927-1928; Peabody College, 1928-1929; Selma High School, 1929-1937; Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn), 1937-1970. Served as president Auburn Faculty Forum, 1945-1946. Member of the Southern, Alabama, and Tennessee Historical Associations, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Alpha Theta. Died April 1980.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1971-1972.


Lee County Jokes 100 Years Ago; a Case Study in Reconstruction Humor in Alabama. Loachapoka, Ala.; Lee County (Ala.) Historical Society, 1973.

The Secession Movement in Tennessee. Nashville; George Peabody College for Teachers, 1935.

Map; Town of Edenton, N.C., Corporate Limits. Edenton; s.n., 1979.


A collection of the papers of Robert Love Partin is held by the Special Collections Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.