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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Byrd and his crew at the Koppers Store in Stotesbury, WV.

Robert Byrd: the Early Years

In our recent efforts of digitizing more than 3,000 photographs … [Read More...]

Cage is really enthusiastic about alphabetizing records...

SAA Recap

by Marc Levitt This past week, I attended the Society of American … [Read More...]

An example of a search result from the CSS data set.

CLS Archivist Presenting about the CSS at SAA’s CPR

Let's decode that title of acronyms: I'll be presenting on the Byrd … [Read More...]

President Nixon’s letter of resignation, addressed to Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State. Note Kissinger’s initials and the time he received the letter. National Archives.

Senator Byrd: The “Unsung Hero” of Watergate

By Ray Smock Saturday, August 9, 2014 is the 40th anniversary of … [Read More...]


Battlin’ Bob: West Virginia’s Undefeated Champion (Student Edition)

By Katie Noll From the moment of his election to the West Virginia … [Read More...]

Red Square, Moscow, as part of a delegation trip in 1985

Over 3,000 Photographs Digitized from Byrd’s Photo Albums

By Jody Brumage and Marc Levitt Of the remaining parts of the … [Read More...]

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