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's four volume set on the U.S. Senate

Byrd’s Scholarly Legacy

Senator Byrd was an avid student of history, particularly of the U.S. … [Read More...]

Senator Byrd outside an Appropriations room (July 19, 1971)

On-Site Researcher Finds Unexpected Documents

This week the Byrd CLS is being visited by Damien Arthur from West … [Read More...]

Our Tumblr profile page, designed by CLS Intern Malorie Matos

Byrd CLS on Tumblr

Among the various social media platforms, Tumblr has become a favorite … [Read More...]

Senators Baker (left) and Byrd (right) with Senate Parliamentarian Floyd Riddick (from the Senate Historical Office)

The Passing of Howard Baker, Jr.

By Ray Smock The Byrd Center notes with sadness the passing of … [Read More...]

Senator Byrd attends a hearing in August of 1982.

A Treasure Trove of Files

After a brief survey of the 2.9 million electronic files in Senator … [Read More...]

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