The papers consist primarily of Brossard's writings and research materials, the bulk of which pertain to the history of the
Venezuelan oil industry and to modern Venezuelan politics. In addition, the papers contain a considerable quantity of research
materials relating to the general history of the international petroleum industry. The research materials are comprised largely
of reports, serial issues, and clippings, and are grouped by subject. The papers include some correspondence relating both
to Brossard's research and to her career as a professor of political science at a number of American universities.