World Federation of Chiropractic Reading List

Last month Palmer staff/faculty members, Barbara A. Mansholt, DC, MS, Stacie A. Salsbury, PhD, RN, Lance G. Corber, MSITM, and John S. Stites, DC had their article, “Essential literature for the chiropractic profession: Results and implementation challenges from a survey of international chiropractic faculty” was published in The Journal of Chiropractic Education. The article article aimed to “to determine “essential literature” recommended by chiropractic faculty. The purpose of…

No Shave November

We are honoring No Shave November with photos of Palmer’s past students from the 1920’s to the 1970’s with fabulous facial hair! Enjoy! Stop by right around the corner from the 3rd floor library to check out the display to see more photos!                                  …

Tales from the Archives Keeper

In the month of October, we refamiliarize ourselves with death.  Each spooky sound and question unanswered becomes a dark mystery of the unknown and unexplainable.  But for archivists and librarians, these unanswered questions and shadows beyond the shelves, are an everyday occurrence.  It’s as if unnerving scenes of digging up the dead and putting them to rest are old hat.   …

P.S.C. Cafeteria

The old P.S.C. cafeteria was originally located in the Administration Building and was opened April 26, 1920. It looked very different compared to our modern cafeteria now. It could seat 400 people, and could serve 1200 meals in an hour which was made possible by their up-to-date equipment that was described as “modern in the extreme”. Something they would have…

Palmer Singing Groups

There have been a few different singing groups created in Palmer’s history from the 1940’s to the 1970’s. This blog post highlights some of those with some information and photos! These Choral Club photos come from a 1941 (left) and a 1949 (below) Palmer yearbook. This group was formed when the 1940 Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs came together just…

Founder’s Day – September 18

The first chiropractic adjustment by D.D. Palmer is recognized as September 18, 1895, and it was performed on the first chiropractic patient, Harvey Lillard (pictured right). We have a binder full of information and images as well as a display set up right outside the 3rd floor library about Founder’s Day, with photos of past Founder’s Day celebrations, books about…

Happy Birthday, B.J.!

Today is B.J. Palmer’s birthday! He was born September 14, 1882 in What Cheer, Iowa. B.J. accomplished many things in his lifetime, and here are some highlights you may or may not have known about the Developer of Chiropractic! -B.J. started the PSC Printery here on campus and it printed millions of pieces of literature promoting Chiropractic. -B.J. wrote over…

National Yoga Month

Happy National Yoga Month! Since September is National Yoga Month, here are some of the books the library has available for checkout on the subject! There are many benefits to practicing yoga including stress relief, strengthened muscles, and it can even help with back pain so be sure to check one out. Or, if you’re on the Davenport campus, you…

D.D. Palmer and Magnetic Healing

D.D. Palmer started practicing magnetic healing in 1885 in Burlington, Iowa after he studied under Paul Caster, a highly successful magnetic healer who practiced in Ottumwa, Iowa. That same year D.D. moved to Davenport, Iowa and opened his practice in the Ryan building, where the first adjustment on Harvey Lillard would happen ten years later.   He started small with…

Palmer Flying Club

This Saturday is National Aviation Day! Did you know that Palmer once had a Flying Club? The Palmer Flying Club started in 1958 and was one of the most popular clubs and had an extensive waiting list from the start. The club was started to provide students who were interested in flying with an inexpensive opportunity to become a pilot! …

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