In the past few weeks, the Byrd Center archives staff has been at work processing the extensive photograph collection of Senator Robert Byrd. Spanning his entire life and career, the collection includes official images from the U.S. Senate, delegation trips, campaign events, project dedications, and family photographs. Numbering in the thousands of photographs, the collection will be a long-term process to rehouse, describe, and digitize.
At the present, we are working on arranging the images we don’t have specific dates for into decades. Later in the project, we will sit down with Senator Byrd’s extensive press collection, which includes over 150 clippings scrapbooks, to find more specific information for these unknown images.