The Federal History Journal has recently published an important article, “Senator Byrd and the Iraq War: A Case Study of Senatorial Power,” by Lori Maguire, Professor of American Studies at the University of Reims, France. We are pleased to be able make it accessible to researchers on the Byrd Center website.
The Federalist History Journal is a publication of the Society for History in the Federal Government. The Byrd Center has been honored to host the annual meeting of the Society on several occasions.
Interested readers may visit the Society for History in the Federal Government website (shfg.wildapricot.org) or download the article by clicking below.
We will partner with Shepherd University’s Appalachian Studies program to explore the rich veins of Appalachian stories they contain. She will also supervise Shepherd University student interns who gain hands-on experience working in a research archive.
Tish Wiggs holds a MSLS in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA in Public History, with a concentration in Historic Preservation, and a BA in American History with a minor in Folklore.
Before joining the staff of the Byrd Center she was Youth Services Librarian at Shepherdstown Public Library. Tish is married to Dr. James J. Broomall, an associate professor of history at Shepherd University and Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War. They have 3 children.
Welcome to the Byrd Center, Tish!
Jack was instrumental in the creation of the Lifelong Learning Program at Shepherd University, with a catalogue full of courses and travel for seniors. Today the Byrd Center is proud to be a partner of the Lifelong Learning Program, which has its offices in the Byrd Center, where most of its classes are held. Karen Rice, who directs the Lifelong Learning Program, also serves on the Byrd Center’s board of directors.
Jack was a founder of a non-profit organization called SAIL (Shepherdstown Area Independent Living) which helps seniors stay in their own homes. This network of neighbors helping neighbors is an important part of the rich social life of Shepherdstown. Jack and Martha were among the most active SAIL members, driving SAIL members to doctor’s appointments, helping with chores, and even delivering ice cream.
Ray Smock, Byrd Center Director (l) with Jody Brumage at the seasonal reception for the Friends of the Byrd Center on Dec. 8, 2022.
The plaque that will be affixed to a seat in the Byrd Center Auditorium, recognizes Jody Brumage for his work as an Archivist & Educator. For more information on how you can participate in the Auditorium Seat Naming Project click HERE
Lisa M. Welch joined the Board of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education at Shepherd University in April 2017 and has served with great distinction and vision for five years. Long before her service on the Board she was a catalyst for promoting the work and mission of the Center as an active volunteer and as the founding organizer of the Friends of the Byrd Center, a group that is vital to the success of the Center through volunteerism and monetary support.
As a member of the Board, she has been a leader in improvements in the Center’s accounting practices and reporting. She has been instrumental in recruiting new Board members, and, most significantly, in 2021-22, she led the Board in a dynamic year-long Strategic Planning process that will be vitally important in charting the future of the Center.
Lisa had been a great friend, colleague, and dedicated leader, who always had the highest
interest in the Center’s success in all her work.
While this resolution is written in the past tense, the Board does not believe that Lisa’s continued interest in the work of the Center is past. We extend an open invitation that should she decide to return to the Board she would be heartily welcomed back.
The Board thanks Lisa for her distinguished service and many contributions with great respect and affection.
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