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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Restoring the Capitol Dome? How About Restoring Representative Democracy?

By Ray Smock The Capitol dome is one of the … [Read More...]

L to R: Senators Ted Kennedy, Mike Mansfield, Russell Long, and Robert Byrd in a committee hearing in 1966.

Richard Russell: A Colleague, Mentor, and Friend to Senator Byrd [Student Edition]

By James Bumbera Jim Bumbera is a history major … [Read More...]


One Soldier’s Story

By Ray Smock Today is Veterans Day and I … [Read More...]

A flyer from Senator Byrd's first campaign for Congress in 1953.

In the Spirit of Election Day

Months of campaigning come to a close on Election … [Read More...]

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Sharing an Appreciation for Archives

Everyday, the staff and interns at the Byrd CLS … [Read More...]

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