We are excited to announce that a new photograph collection has been opened on the Byrd CLS website! TheHarley O. Staggers, Sr. Congressional Papers Photograph Collection features a sampling of the over 1,000 historical photographs contained in the archival collection held at the Byrd CLS. These photographs document meetings and exchanges between Congressman Staggers, Sr. and various notable figures, including presidents and congressional colleagues, foreign dignitaries, and celebrities, throughout his thirty-two year career in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Since May 2014, the staff and interns at the Byrd CLS have been working on digitizing and processing the over 1,000 photographs contained in Congressman Staggers, Sr.’s collection, which spans over 7 decades from 1916-1987. You can view a selection of unique images from this collection featured in our blog series “Posts from the Archives.” In addition to 13 document cases of photographs, the collection also contains 9 large albums which are currently undergoing digitization. Together, this large collection offers researchers a comprehensive view of the extensive career of Congressman Staggers, Sr.
The new Staggers, Sr. Photograph Gallery on the CLS website is the latest addition to our digital collections, which also include the Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers Photograph Collection, the Byrd’s-Eye View Newspaper Column Database, and our various virtual exhibits. We hope you enjoy viewing these historic photographs!
Click on the image below to begin viewing the Congressman Staggers, Sr. Photograph Collection.
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