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Little Brothers of the Poor records

Identifier: MSS0092

Scope and Contents

The Little Brothers of the Poor records include materials produced or collected by staff members of the Chicago Chapter. The bulk of the collection includes newspaper clippings, annual reports, and photographs that span the 1950s to the early 1980s.


  • 1950-2000
  • Majority of material found within 1956-1984

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Little Brothers of the Poor is an international organization founded in France in 1946 that is dedicated to loving the lonely and poor elderly. Their motto is Flowers Before Bread. They believe the disadvantaged elderly deserve beauty and love in their lives as well as the basic necessities. In 1959 Armand Marquiset, the founder of the Little Brothers of the Poor, received permission from Albert G. Meyer, the Archbishop of Chicago, to establish the Chicago Chapter.


0.50 Linear Feet (3 boxes; 1 oversize)

Language of Materials



The files are arranged by document format type and chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2000.10

Processing Information

Revised by P. Chavez 2018

Little Brothers of the Poor records
Revised by P. Chavez 2018
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614