The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Inc. is a private, nonpartisan and nonprofit educational organization administered by the Congressional Education Foundation 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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Unique Photos Discovered during Digitization Project

By Casey DeHaven In the process of digitizing Congressman Harley O. … [Read More...]


The Power in Robert Byrd’s Shirt Pocket

By Ray Smock For Constitution Day I was asked by the editors of the … [Read More...]

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Constitution Day at the Byrd CLS

The Byrd CLS will celebrate Constitution Day this Wednesday, September … [Read More...]

L to R: Casey DeHaven, Ray Smock, Marc Levitt, Jay Wyatt, Malorie Matos, Sarah Brennan, Dylan Rosenlieb, and Jody Brumage

Archivist Marc Levitt Receives Byrd Center Distinguished Service Award

By Ray Smock The staff of the Byrd Center held a farewell party … [Read More...]

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A Fond Farewell

By Marc Levitt This will be my final News From the Grey Box post as … [Read More...]

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Congressman Staggers fights for National Health Care

By Jody Brumage In 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act … [Read More...]

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