National Library Week – Palmer Library History

The library has been part of Palmer since at least 1904, originally located at 828 Brady Street. The library had 897 volumes at this point, enclosed in “Globe-Wernecke Book Case Units” and by 1911 the library’s collection had grown to several thousand volumes.  The Library was located in the B.J. Palmer classroom building during the 1920s and 1930s, and later…

National Poetry Month!

April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH, and in honor of that, the Special Collections & Archives department is highlighting some of the amazing poetry we have in our collection that is either written by D.C.’s, written about chiropractic, or inspired by Palmer in one way or another. In the 1920’s a proud Palmer graduate, William H. Rauchfuss, wrote a whopping 75…

NEW Database! Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy

We’ve added Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy, an incredible new resource to our databases! “Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy is an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research. These powerful tools can be used for in-classroom demonstrations and help with homework or research assignments. You can click through learning sessions, view relevant…

‘Twildo: The Abode for Natural Furniture and Natural People

Have you ever heard of a place called ‘Twildo? It is described in an early 1920’s P.S.C. Annual Announcement publication as, “a rustic court at the vast institution which has made Davenport the “Chiropractic City”.”  It was located between the Administration building and the Classroom building where Friendship court is now. It was essentially a student hangout and was considered a…

National Puppy Day!

In celebration of National Puppy Day, we wanted to to talk a little bit about St. Benedict, more often 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 the students loved…

Women’s History Month: Mabel Palmer

In honor of Women’s History Month, this week’s blog post is attributed to Mabel and some of her accomplishments! Mabel Sarah Heath was born June 5, 1881 in Milan, Illinois. She met Dr. B.J. Palmer while she was attending Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and they were married in 1904. She became a doctor of chiropractic one year later…

Reserve Desk Updates

We’ve got some recent changes and additions to the Reserve Desk that we’re excited to tell you about! In addition to lengthening the checkout time from 2 hours to 3 hours (Hallelujah!) and lowering the overdue fines from $1.00 per hour to $0.25 per hour, we have new models and equipment available for checkout. We now offer parallel rulers and…

The Green Book Corner

The Palmer Special Collections & Archives department were very, very excited to launch their newest project, The Green Book Corner, officially this week! The Green Book Corner is a unique study area on the 3rd floor of the library on the Davenport campus that was designed with B.J. Palmer’s eclectic style in mind to house our numerous green books and to…

Palmer Heritage Line – Coming Soon!

The Palmer Archives are partnering up with the bookstore to bring you all our new Palmer Heritage Line! Right now we have a select number of products for sale in the Davenport Campus Bookstore as a special pre-sale of sorts. The official launch of the line is COMING SOON and we can’t wait to share with you all!!! We have…

Digitization Update

We’ve got a few new things that have been added to our Digital Collection that we’re excited to tell you about!     Most notably we’ve added our very own Mabel Palmer’s Stepping Stones. Stepping Stones is a very readable and personable collection of stories about her family’s travels around the world. It is to Mable Palmer as ‘Round the…

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