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Celebrate Congress Week with the Byrd CLS!

By Jay Wyatt Did you know that April 1st is … [Read More...]

Robert C. Byrd Library Collection, housed in the CLS Archive

Preserving Senator Byrd’s Personal Library

By Dylan Rosenlieb Senator Byrd’s appreciation … [Read More...]

This map, showing the areas of repair work following the flood, was sent to Senator Byrd to show exactly where the funds that were appropriated to the project were being used.

Saving the South Branch Valley Railroad

By Jody Brumage Beginning in the mid-1970s, … [Read More...]

Congressman Staggers at his chairman's desk in the Committee of Interstate and Foreign Commerce Room.

“The Selling of the Pentagon” – Staggers v. CBS

By Jody Brumage   "This is a matter … [Read More...]

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