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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Senator Byrd and Marsh Fork (Student Edition)

By Sarah Brennan Throughout his long career, Senator Robert C. Byrd … [Read More...]

The Byrd CLS archivist presenting his findings on Congressional electronic records.

CLS Archivist Presents on Congressional E-Records

This past weekend the Byrd CLS hosted the 2014 Annual Meeting of the … [Read More...]

Senator Byrd's trip to Panama in 1977 regarding the treaty.

Congress Week Kickoff: Caption Contest

As we kick off Congress Week this April Fool's Day, we thought we'd … [Read More...]

Capitol Dome

Launching Congress Week: Expressing Love for Congress

by Ray Smock The Byrd Center, along with about 40 other … [Read More...]

An example of an Edison Voicewriter disc which we recently had digitized.

Lord High Mayor Robert Byrd

The archival staff here at the CLS had been searching the records for … [Read More...]

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