The late Senator Robert Byrd was the United States’ longest serving member of Congress. Senator Byrd was an important member of the Appropriations Committee for 50 years, and he brought vital projects to his home state of West Virginia in the form of infrastructure and job-creating installations. This collection contains his personal papers, including constituent correspondence, speeches, legislative files, personal memorabilia, and the papers of The Friends of Robert C. Byrd PAC.
Scot Faulkner was the first Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the U.S. House of Representatives, and instituted several management reforms during his tenure. The collection consists primarily of his office files that document these reforms and materials used to write his book Naked Emperor: The Failure of the Republican Revolution.
Harley Orrin Staggers, Sr. was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginian’s 2nd district for more than 30 years. Staggers was a strong proponent and advocate of railroads, and introduced legislation that helped the industry become profitable and stable during the 1980s. The collection documents this and other accomplishments of his legislative career.
Harley Orrin “Buckey” Staggers, Jr. served as a U.S. House Representative from the 2nd district of West Virginia for ten years before he lost his seat during the redistricting following the 1990 Census. The collection documents his work on the Appropriations and Judiciary committees, his office administration, and his correspondence with his constituents.