Clyde Partin papers, 1940-2009

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Partin, Clyde.
Title: Clyde Partin papers, 1940-2009
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1127
Extent:20 linear ft. (19 boxes), 7 oversized papers (OP), and 4 oversized bound volumes (OBV)
Abstract:Papers of Clyde Partin, Sr., former Athletic Director of Emory University and sports historian, including his correspondence, photographs, printed material, research material, audiovisual material, and writings.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact MARBL in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Gift, 2010.


[after identification of item(s)], Clyde Partin papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Unprocessed collection.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Clyde "Doc" Partin, Sr. (1925-2009), served as Emory University's Athletic Director from 1966-1983. From 1986-2002, Partin taught physical education at the University. He is the author of Athletics for All: The History of Sports at Emory, a book on the history of Emory athletics, published in 2006. Partin also wrote articles and presented papers on the history of sports and important sports figures, such as baseball players Earle Combs, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. He was also particularly interested in the Atlanta Braves (baseball) and the Atlanta Chiefs (soccer).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Clyde Partin, Sr., including his correspondence, photographs, printed material, research material, audiovisual material, and writings. The research material includes clippings and other printed material concerning baseball stars Hank Aaron, Earle Combs, and Babe Ruth, and sports teams such as the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Chiefs.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.

Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Atlanta Chiefs
OP1 Certificates
OP3 Clippings, Hank Aaron [1 of 2]
OP5 - Clippings, Hank Aaron [2 of 2]
18 - Correspondence
3 - Mixed material
4 - Mixed material
5 - Mixed material
OBV1-2 - Navy scrapbooks
OP6 - Newspapers, 1982 Atlanta Braves championships and 1977 reproduction of 1927 issue about Babe Ruth record
20 - Olympics material
6 - Photographs and correspondence
7 - Photographs
8 - Photographs and audiovisual
OP2 Posters, Old Timer's League
OP4 Posters, Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary Tribute
OP7 - Posters, Atlanta Braves 50th anniversary tribute to Jackie Robinson
2 - Research material, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, black
9 - Research material, Earle Combs
10 - Research material, Earle Combs
11 - Research material, general sports related
12 - Research material, Hank Aaron
19 - Research material, Hank Aaron
OBV3-4 - Scrapbooks
17 Soccer publications: Kick, North American Soccer League Guide, Soccer Monthly
13 - Southeastern district files
14 - Writings and printed material
15 - Writings and photographs
16 - Writings, correspondence