Robert A. Helm Collection
Scope and Contents
The Robert A. Helm Collection consists of papers documenting railroad and coal operations, primarily those of the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway, in Southwest Virginia in the mid to late 20th century. The papers were collected by Robert A. Helm over a number of years while researching his book The Clinchfield Railroad in the Coal Fields. Most of the company records were originally maintained at Clinchfield offices at Dante and St. Paul, Va. The collection includes company correspondence, reports, blueprints, maps, photocopies of aerial photographs, and industrial data.
- 1946 - 1986
- Helm, Robert A. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.
2.50 linear feet
Language of Materials
Method of Acquisition
The Robert A. Helm Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Robert A. Helm, Jonesborough, Tenn., on June 13, 2002.
The collection was processed by Ned Irwin and Rachel Renfro and opened for research in December 2005.
- Blueprints (reprographic copies) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway
- Clinchfield Railroad
- Coal mines and mining -- Virginia Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Corporation records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company
- Maps Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Norfolk and Western Railroad Company
- Railroads--Appalachian Mountains Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Ned Irwin and Rachel Renfro
- Language of description
- Script of description