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! …

Posture Queens

  Posture Queen contests started with the ‘Most Perfect Spine Contest’ in 1927, held by the ACA, and a few more contests were held throughout the 20’s and 30’s including ‘Perfect Spine’, ‘Perfect Back’, and ‘Miss Perfection’. Men initially had their own division early on, but they were no longer considered by 1931. These contests were held as a sort of marketing…

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…

Digitization Update

There are a few new items up for viewing in our Digital Collection! One of them being this Green Book, Answers, by B.J. Palmer. Click the cover to view! We also have a new yearbook available for viewing from 1931 that is chock full of wonderful cartoons like the ones you see on the cover!          …

Resource Highlight: Chiropractic Business Cards

Did you know that the Library’s Archives has hundreds of chiropractic business cards as part of its collection? They are a valuable source of information for researchers, and can be used to find out information about past and present chiropractors and their practices. If you are, or were, a chiropractor, or have copies of old family members or even your…

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