Archival Collection

Established with the gift of U.S. Senator Jesse Helms’ personal, senatorial and political papers, the Jesse Helms Center Archives contains a wealth of information related to the life and times of Senator Helms. As joint custodians with Wingate University, we are dedicated to providing access to our collection by adhering to current archival standards and best practices.

Our collection is divided into three record groups:

  • Record Group 1: Personal Papers, 1924-2008, bulk 1960-1972
  • Record Group 2: Senatorial Papers, 1953-2004,  bulk 1973-2002
  • Record Group 3: Political Papers and Campaign Files, 1940-2004, bulk 1972-1996

Currently, the Archives is closed to researchers while the final stages of processing and description take place. We are also excited to soon start digitizing parts of the collection and will begin featuring online exhibits reflecting our efforts.

While we are in transition you can learn about Senator Helms through his memoir, Here’s Where I Stand, which is fully available through Google Books. For more information, contact the Jesse Helms Center at (704) 233-1776.