Sometimes we don’t have what the researcher is seeking, so we try and point them to other resources that may bear more fruit for their search.
Other times, we strike gold–the “magic bullet” of documents that are rumored to exist, but rarely seen.
There I found a binder labeled “Quotes of Shakespeare, Congressional Record.” Even more specifically, the title page read: “RCB–Quotes of Shakespeare appearing in the Congressional Record from all 37 plays, 1994.”
Needless to say, the researcher was as ecstatic as I was delighted to find such a perfect document to fulfill his needs.
This is just one illustrative example of the mission of any archive to bring their researchers exactly what they’re looking for, and the staff of the Byrd Center will always endeavor to do just that.