James S. Helms Memorial Fund

James Strother Helms, 1926-1959. A representation of a Coat of Arms.
The James S. Helms Memorial Fund was established in 1960 in honor of James Helms (CLAS 1951, GSAS 1958), to be used for the purchase of books for the Rare Book Room in Mr. Helm's memory. James Strother "Jimmy" Helms died in 1959 when Piedmont Airlines Flight 349 crashed in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Charlottesville. Active in the UVA drama department, the Helms Theatre is also named for him.

To check availability of items purchased with this fund:

  1. Visit Virgo Advanced Search.
  2. Open the ‘Bookplate’ filter on the left side of the page.
  3. Click the box next to the name of this fund.
  4. Click the Search button.