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Byrd Legislative Center collects Senator's files
The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies opened at Shepherd University in August 2002 as a center to house the senator's collection and be a study and research center of the United States Constitution.
"It was dear to Senator Byrd's heart," Dr. Ray Smock, director of the center, said. "He was one of the great champions of the constitution."
To date, the center has acquired 800 cubic feet (approximately 800 storage boxes) of documents, including speeches, school report cards, childhood mementos, thousands of photos, campaign materials, audio and video of the Senator, and personal papers, including correspondence with 12 different U.S. presidents.
In the coming months following Senator Byrd's death, the center will acquire all documents from his office, including personal and staff files, which could amount to an additional 2,000 cubic feet of documents.
Read more at http://www.shepherd.edu/university/releases/2010/CLS.html