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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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...]

Original Exhibit Cases in Library

A New Virtual Exhibit from the CLS

A New Virtual Exhibit from the CLS Regular followers of our … [Read More...]

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...]

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