Clinic Gardens

The newly renovated Clinic Gardens are going to be finished soon so it’s the perfect time to learn about the history of how it came to be and how it used to look! The Clinic Gardens started out as an empty space between two buildings on campus and their first idea was to put up tennis courts for the students…

D.D.’s Bees!

In honor of both Insect Week and Pollinator Week, we’re going to talk BEES. For those of you who did not know, our founder, D.D. Palmer was an avid bee keeper before he ventured on to discover Chiropractic. He also held several other professions including grocer, magnetic healer, and he even sold gold fish!   D.D. first started his apiary in…

Did you know that June is National Great Outdoors Month? Did you also know that both B.J. and Mabel Palmer had caveologist and volcanologist degrees? B.J. and Mabel visited the best and biggest caves in the world on their travels including Mammoth, Luray, Carlsbad, and Jenolan. People used to say that they could “smell a hole in the ground like…

National Best Friend Day

Happy National Best Friend Day!   B.J. Palmer and Elbert Hubbard were close friends! They even adopted the same style of dress (loose fitting blouses, large flowing ties, and long hair)! One of the many other similarities between the two of them were that they were both businessmen, very interested in advertising, and of course writers. They each started their own printeries…

Happy Birthday, Mabel Palmer!

Mabel Palmer’s Birthday is coming up on June 5th, and we wanted to highlight some of her accomplishments in honor of that. She received special training in Chicago for anatomy and dissection in 1906 and returned to Davenport to obtain her doctor of chiropractic degree. She became an early faculty member at Palmer, and taught anatomy at Palmer for almost 40 years. She…

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor our veterans. Search for yearbooks by clicking the Digital Collection link on our homepage to learn more about the “The Glory of Carrying On” and the “Veterans Organization of the P.S.C.” which started early on in honor of those students that served in World War I. We have some promotional pamphlets and articles in the…

Resource Highlight: Photograph collection!

May is National Photography month so we’re highlighting our photograph collection in the Archives! The Archives has thousands of photos in their collection that serve as a valuable resource for researchers, history buffs, and sentimentalists alike. The photos are used to answer research questions, make the displays around the library, and the Archives also provides digital photos for Chiropractic offices for…

Clear View Sanitarium

When Clear View Sanitarium was built in 1926 it didn’t have any relationship with Palmer School of Chiropractic. A few years passed, and Palmer staff member, A.B. Hender, ended up working there also, and his son, Herbert Hender, was eventually a consultant for the sanitarium. Herbert Hender had an interest in psychopathology and was a popular lecturer on the subject.…

National Scrapbook Day – May 6th

In honor of National Scrapbook Day coming up, we’re highlighting one of the most wonderful donations we’ve ever received! This is the scrapbook of student, E. Faye Cogswell, who attended the Universal Chiropractic College that was formed in 1910 by Dr. Joy M. Loban. Loban had been a part of the Philosophy Department at Palmer before starting the U.C.C. because…

Preservation Week – The Importance of Preservation Awareness

Over 630 million items in libraries, museums, etc. require immediate attention. These places are often understaffed, and have no one specifically assigned to the care of the collection. These resources are in jeopardy if something should happen, for example natural disasters, and this doesn’t just include archives and museums. Personal collections of books, photos, or data are are risk as well. ALA…

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