Digital Collections

thirty years and seven presidents

Senator Helms was in office from 1973 to 2003. In those thirty years he worked with seven Presidents and each relationship was very different. 

senator Helms supporting
free enterprise

Senator Helms spent his life and career supporting the free enterprise system, what he often referred to as the "Miracle of America." 


Notable Names

Senator Helms was first elected in 1972 and re-elected four more times. Over those 30 years he had many visitors and met many people all over the country and the world. 

Our vision is to be recognized as a repository of primary source materials with a special commitment to documenting the life of Senator Helms. In order to provide outstanding service and accomplish this, we will:

  • Provide access to our records in variety of formats
  • Utilize technology and innovation to enhance our services
  • Maintain a space that encourages free thinking where people can explore the past

Our Digital Collections help us achieve our vision. By providing online access to some of our textual and non-textual records we are able to reach a more broad and diverse audience. This is an ongoing project and we will continually be adding to our online collections.