The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies is a private, nonpartisan and nonprofit educational organization administered by the Congressional Education Foundation, Inc., with facilities on the campus of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The mission of the Center is to help foster a better understanding of the United States Congress, the Constitution and representative democracy both historically and in a contemporary setting.

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African American Heritage in Charles Town, WV

By Ray Smock University President Suzanne Shipley led a group from … [Read More...]

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On the Campaign Trail: Exhibit of objects from the CLS Collections

The U.S. political scene is now in full campaign mode as we approach … [Read More...]

The press room before and after the rehousing of Senator Byrd's press files.

Processing Senator Byrd’s Press Files

By Sarah Brennan and Malorie Matos As interns at the Robert C. Byrd … [Read More...]

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Senator with a Camera

By Ray Smock The staff of the Byrd Center was delighted to see the … [Read More...]

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Unique Photos Discovered during Digitization Project

By Casey DeHaven In the process of digitizing Congressman Harley O. … [Read More...]

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