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Donations

We wanted to write our post this week about donations for those of you who are considering donating things but aren’t sure how or what we accept, or maybe you’ve already donated something and you’re wondering what we do with it! Here is an overview of the donation process, what we accept, what we don’t accept, and more! OVERVIEW Donations…

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Happy Founder’s Day!

“I was deaf 17 years and I expected to always remain so, for I had doctored a great deal without any benefit. I had long ago made up my mind to not take any more ear treatments, for it did me no good.  Last January Dr. Palmer told me that my deafness came from an injury in my spine. This was…

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D.D.’s Wives

Since it is September, the month of Founder’s Day, this month’s blog posts will be about D.D. Palmer and different aspects of his life. This week’s is about his many wives, but don’t go thinking D.D. was some kind of playboy! It was common during his lifetime to have been married a few times over especially when there were children…

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National Dog Day!

In celebration of National Dog Day, we wanted to to talk a little bit about St. Benedict, more often than not referred to as Big Ben, the Palmer’s beloved St. Bernard! David Palmer talks about Big Ben in his book, The Palmers. Apparently, Big Ben had his run of the campus! He would wander in and out of classrooms, and…

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Fleet’s Spinal Demonstrator

We recently had a request regarding the Fleet’s Spinal Demonstrator, one of which can be seen in Vickie Ann Palmer Hall! Dr. Thurman Fleet was the creator of the Concept-Therapy approach to Chiropractic. He believed that “each individual is a triune being – consisting of a body, mind, and soul. Further, it [C-T] teaches that any of these parts can…

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The Story of the Palmer Crest

In ‘The Science of Chiropractic‘ B.J. Palmer writes that there are 45 different coat of arms that have been given to the Palmer family throughout history, and the one they have adopted was a reproduction of one of their ancestors, Geoffrey Palmer, who was a baronet in the year 1760. B.J. notes that the arms are “sable, meaning the color black in…

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Bix 7

The Bix 7 race is coming up this weekend, so we’re highlighting some of the items we have pertaining to Palmer and it’s relationship with the Bix. Above you can see highly coveted invitations to the staff skywalk breakfast gathering that is held every year. They really got creative with some of these, including one with a mylar balloon in…

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WOC/WHO Tall Corn Sweepstakes

David Palmer wrote in his book, The Palmers, that his father, B.J. was “always a man for a play on words”, and in order to “substantiate his statement of “Where the tall corn grows” both radio stations in Des Moines and Davenport held tall corn contests. They even had people send their tall corn stalks to Davenport and they were erected…

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Palmer 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!  Some of the organizations that helped make it possible for Palmer to have it’s own flying…

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Florida Campus Library News!

It has been a busy 6 months since the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library – Florida was remodeled and reopened and there have already been so many transformational changes and upgrades to our Library that an update is already long overdue.   One of the remodel’s goals was to make sure the library became a focal point of activity…