The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies is a private, nonpartisan and nonprofit educational organization administered by the Congressional Education Foundation, Inc., 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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Jan 2015

New Edition of “The Byrd Call” Available

The latest edition of our bi-annual … [Read More...]

The Speaker's Hall

Tour of the Speaker’s Lobby with Ray Smock

By Ray Smock Several weeks ago, when I was … [Read More...]


Free Screening of “The Loving Story” at the Byrd CLS

On Tuesday, February 3rd, the Byrd CLS and … [Read More...]

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The State of Congressional History

By Ray Smock I was pleased to participate in a … [Read More...]

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