Up-E-Nuf

  Did you know Palmer used to have an auditorium/rooftop garden? It was called Up-E-Nuf and it was located on top of the Administration building and was put in place sometime around the 1920’s. It was home to the WOC radio station and the antenna system which was at one point, the highest point in the “Tri-Cities” as it used to…

Happy Birthday, Dr. Dave!

Come check out our vertical display case on the 3rd floor and see some personal documents and objects that belonged to Dr. Dave and find out something new! Did you know? He was instrumental in the organization of the first Palmer rugby team in 1960. Palmer dominated collegiate rugby in the 1970s, winning national titles in 1972, 1973, 1978 and…

Goals for the Archives in 2017!

Happy New Year! This time of year it’s really common to reflect on the previous year and celebrate the goals you’ve achieved, but it’s even more exciting to make new goals! Here are some of the goals the archives are going to be working on, so stay tuned! We’re definitely still going to put a lot of emphasis on our Digital…

Genealogy in the Archives

    A lot of the research requests that come in are genealogy related. Patrons call or email us looking for their grandfathers, grandmothers, and sometimes even their great-grandparents. The resources we have available to us for these sorts of requests are class composites starting from the early 1900’s to the most recent graduated class. We use these most often…

Digitization Update: Big News!

We are so happy to announce that after hours and hours of scanning and digitizing, the archives has D.D. Palmer’s book, The Chiropractor’s Adjuster, uploaded as a searchable flipbook in our Digital Collection! Just in time for the winter break!! Hopefully a lot of you are familiar with this particular book. It’s a 1000+ pages collection of D.D.’s writings on…

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…

Dr. David D. Palmer: The Educator

  To celebrate the new Dr. David D. Palmer display on the 3rd floor of the library in the vertical case, this week’s blog post is going to highlight some facts about Dr. Dave’s life!   Childhood and Youth B.J. Palmer gave David numerous pets of varying kinds, which included a pair of white rabbits, a sea turtle, South American Macaws, and…

The Last Time the Cubs Won in 1908…

Here’s a little bit of what was going on in the Chiropractic world the last time the Cubs won the World Series.   The very first Philosopher of Chiropractic degree was offered to B.J. Palmer!   D.D. Palmer establishes the Fountainhead School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma which later was relocated to Portland, and named the D.D. Palmer College of Chiropractic. D.D.…

Digital Collections Update

You may or may not know that the Palmer archives department is constantly working on digitizing our materials and providing access to them through our Digital Collections on our website. Here is a brief explanation of the process. After we select items for digitization, our wonderful student workers are hard at work, scanning their little hearts out. After the archival quality…

Haunted Palmer

This was my favorite blog post from last year, so we’re publishing it again this year! Being that it’s October, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight the haunted spots on campus. These comical photos of the “ghosts” of West Hall were taken October 4, 1993. We’re unsure why they were taken, but West Hall is built on the…

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