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David Brombart collection

Identifier: LAC0015

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material related to union directors and presidents dating from 1922 to 2013. It includes correspondence, autographed clippings, photographs, internet research, a report on union conflicts written by Brombart, and memorial pamphlets related to prominent union figures.


  • 1843-2013

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Brombart biographical note

David Brombart was born in 1933 in Belgium. He served as Youth Secretary to the Parti Socialiste Belge from 1954-1958 and was Labor Secretary to the World Assembly of Youth in Paris and Brussels from 1958-1964. From 1964-1979, Brombart was the assistant to the Executive Director of the AFL-CIO African American Labor Center in New York. During his time at that position (1975-1977), he also was a member of the United States delegation to the International Labor Organization. From 1979-1983, Brombart was AFL-CIO Deputy Director for international cooperation in London followed by a position as a senior staff member at the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions in Brussels from 1983-1986. Brombart was Deputy and Acting Executive Director at the AFL-CIO African American Labor Center in Washington, D.C. from 1986-1997, and from 1997-2005, he was a senior fellow at the Institute of International Studies in Washington, D.C.


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This collection consists of materials collected by David Brombart. The collection includes both his personal files and research he collected throughout his life.


This collection is arranged by subject.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Brombart, 2016 (2016.042)
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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Washington 20052 United States of America