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King James I

Washington and Northern Virginia Company of
Jamestowne Society

Herschel H. Helm
Jamestowne Collection

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        Herschel H. Helm was the leader of The Washington and Northern Virginia Company of The Jamestowne Society for more than fifteen years until his death in 1988. In memory of Herschel Helm, who was a vigorous supporter and molder of the Company and was dedicated to preserving the record of early Virginia, the Company shortly after his death created a library of research materials for the use of citizens, students and scholars. The Herschel H. Helm Jamestowne Collection is housed at George Mason University in the Special Collections and Archives library**:

After you arrive at that page - on the GMU website - scroll down slightly and click on the title in bold:
       Herschel H. Helm Collection

      The Herschel H. Helm Jamestowne collection comprises works on the history of Jamestown and seventeenth century Virginia from 1607 until the transfer of Virginia's capital from Jamestown to Williamsburg. This period established the roots of the United States of America and was the beginning of representative government in the New World.

     **Special Collections & Archives library is located in the Fenwick Library, C-201, at George Mason University's Fairfax, Virginia Campus. Click on the link above for more information.