Note: This post was previously listed under our "News from the Grey Box" blog series
As we continue to process Senator Robert C. Byrd’s Congressional Papers, we open the parts we finish (i.e. those we have entered into our database), and then get the word out about this additional resource.
Today is such an occasion as we have just opened the Office Files series and posted the finding aid online!
During his long career, Senator Byrd had four offices; one in Martinsburg and Charleston, and two in Washington, D.C. (one in the Hart Office building and one in the Capitol while he held various leadership positions). This newly opened series documents the logistics and administration of these offices, includes correspondence about various federal nominations, contains the Senator’s schedules (both daily itineraries and for the trips he took), constituent interaction (in the form of call logs and guest books), regional casework of the state offices, and requests for Senator Byrd to attend various events and functions.
We hope you find these as fruitful for research as we have, and the cross-referencing which will enrich the different series that were already opened (such as the Projects Series).
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