A second case includes objects relative illustrative of Senator Byrd’s appropriations to West Virginia. Some of these projects related to transportation and defense, while others enhanced the state’s educational and recreational institutions. On the national level, Byrd was widely recognized for his leadership on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and over his career he appropriated approximately $10 billion dollars to projects throughout the state.
The Byrd Center invites you to take this opportunity to view a unique sampling of the hundreds of objects contained in the collections of our archive. For general questions about the exhibit or a tour of the Center, feel free to contact any of the Byrd Center staff. If you find any of these documents, photographs, or objects particularly interesting and would like to schedule a follow-up research appointment in the archive, please contact Jody.
We thank the Ruth Scarborough Library for accommodating the exhibit, which will run through January 24, 2014. For hours, please visit the Scarborough Library website.