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Senator Byrd meets with Soviet representatives at a lunch prior to his meeting with President Brezhnev.

Senator Byrd and the SALT II Treaty

By Jody Brumage In the summer of 1979, Senate … [Read More...]

Senators Lyndon Johnson and Everett Dirksen during a birthday party for Johnson on August 27, 1960. From the LBJ Library.

When Partisanship was Still Civil

By Ray Smock Partisanship in American politics … [Read More...]

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Digital Collections Expanding on the CLS Website

For our researchers who come to the Byrd Center's … [Read More...]

A before and after comparison, starting with the records in their original boxes and ending with the records re-housed in acid-free storage and placed in our archives.

Byrd Press Series Open for Research!

By Malorie Matos It was nearly one year ago … [Read More...]

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