The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies is a private, nonpartisan and nonprofit educational organization administered by the Congressional Education Foundation, Inc., with facilities on the campus of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The mission of the Center is to help foster a better understanding of the United States Congress, the Constitution and representative democracy both historically and in a contemporary setting.

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A postcard showing the coal tipple of the E.E. White Coal Company in Stotesbury

Discovering Senator Byrd’s Hometown

The staff at the Byrd CLS have recently started … [Read More...]

R to L: Dr. Jay Wyatt, Seth Caplan, Mick Feeser, Jim Bumbera, & Dr. Julia Sandy-Bailey

Thank You to our Fall, 2014 Public History Volunteers

By Jay Wyatt Every year, the Byrd CLS benefits … [Read More...]

Senator Byrd in the Vacation Bible School Class of 1927 at the Stotesbury Community Church

Senator Byrd’s Sermons: A Foundation for a Public Career

By Jody Brumage In 1980, then Senate Majority … [Read More...]

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Restoring the Capitol Dome? How About Restoring Representative Democracy?

By Ray Smock The Capitol dome is one of the … [Read More...]

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