This month, Special Services received a small selection of early chiropractic journals. We will be adding them to our unbound journal collection. We are currently working on a project to make these items more visible in the library catalog.
These chiropractic journals are a great resource as they document the different chiropractic schools that existed early on. Many of these schools were started by Palmer graduates. Some of these schools did not last very long, which is why they are important because they are the only source of information on the school’s existence.
These journals provide information on the school itself, i.e. alumni directories, information for prospective students, etc, but also touch on wider, national issues related to the chiropractic profession and its gaining ground within the legal sphere. For example, The Lincoln Bulletin has an interesting article titled “Lincoln Graduates Record Before Basic Science Boards,” which highlights the struggles faced by chiropractic students to obtain their licenses.
Come visit us to see our early chiropractic journals. We are open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Special Services is located in L103, on the 1st floor of the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library.