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Libor Brom Papers

Identifier: M119


  • Other: 1960-2000


Biographical / Historical

Libor Brom born December 17, 1923. He was professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures and director of Russian Area Studies at the University of Denver. He was the author of nine books and a great deal of studies in the field of Slavic culture and civilization. In addition, he lectured at numerous institutions of leaming and before many civic and religious groups on education, literature, and inrernational relations. He has appeared on three continents and often on radio and television.

A native Czechoslovakian, Dr. Brom was an American citizen. He was imprisoned by both the Nazis and the Communists. He received his education at the Czechoslovak Institute of Technology, School of Economics, the Charles University of Prague, School of law, the San Francisco State University, and the University of Colorado.

In Europe, Dr. Brom served as an economist and lawyer in International Business and as the chief planner in the research. development, and normalization of Czechoslovak river shipbuilding.

As a professor in the United States, he was selected by the Modern Ianguage Association of America as the Teacher wih Superlative Performance, named The American by Choice in Colorado, and received a National Americanism Medal. In the College Book by the Ballantine Books of New York, 1984 he is named Denver University's best professor.

Dr. Brom served in the leadership of many national and international organizations and was imprisoned by both the Nazis and the Communists. He is listed in Who'S Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

Brom died August 30, 2006.


11 Linear Feet (11 record boxes)

Scope and Contents

Course materials, student papers, professional development materials, notes, papers, language tapes, photographs.


This collection is unarranged.


There is a typed folder list in the paper finding aids in the reading room (mak3/3/2008)


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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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