Byrd’s Eye View is the name of a newspaper column that Senator Byrd sent to newspapers throughout West Virginia on a regular basis for almost 50 years. This archival file contains more than 2,500 essays beginning with the first in 1961, during his first term in the United States Senate. The final issue, dated June 23, 2010, appeared in West Virginia newspapers on June 23, 2010, just five days before his death. The range of topics includes major national issues, a wide swath of articles on West Virginia, from folklore to jobs creation, the role of the coal industry in the state, and Senator Byrd’s efforts to improve economic diversity in West Virginia.
This archive contains all issues, listed by year and title. All of the columns now have full-text search capability to facilitate your research.
Use the following link to browse by year or to search the archive.