New Display : B.J. and the National Parks

We have a new display up on the third floor of the library! “TRAVELING is an art. To know WHAT to see; to know HOW to see; to be able to systematize what you see, that it may make a lasting memory, are things that people can develop and train themselves to accomplish.” – BJ Palmer, 1928 B.J. Palmer traveled…

National Parks Month!

July is National Parks Month! Did you know that B.J. Palmer, through his radio station, WOC, hosted railroad tours?  They went to several parks in the Western U.S. Check out this brochure!                                                        …

Happy 4th of July!

“July is always remembered by the youngsters as being the month in which we celebrate Independence Day. We, as a sane people, should celebrate every month as being one in which sick men and women have declared their independence and have flocked to the Chiropractic standard.” – The Chiropractor July, 1925                  …

All Archivists Stick Together

Have you ever wondered what archivists do, or what goes on in the archives and special collections all day? Here is a song celebrating the work that archivists do!                                                       This sheet music is…

Palmer On Break

We hope all the Palmer students are enjoying some well-earned rest and relaxation over this summer break! In honor of break here are a few pictures of the Palmer family on some of their  many trips.                                                …

Converting the Millions to Chiropractic

This week’s featured book is too large to fit on our shelves, and too pretty not to share.                       Created in the 1930s to combat misinformation about chiropractic, it represents a united effort by the profession to use advertising to promote chiropractic and change the public viewpoint on chiropractors. This…

Digitize This! – The Chiropractor (1914)

The newest addition to our digital collections is The Chiropractor  by D.D. Palmer! Daniel David Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, died in 1913 and this book was published a few months later by his widow, Mary Hudler Palmer. D.D. wrote two books in his lifetime, this one, and The Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic (1910), also called The Chiropractor’s Adjuster, which is…

Historic Diplomas

With graduation fast approaching we’d like to take this opportunity to feature some diplomas from Palmer’s history. The oldest diploma we have in the archives belonged to Ernest Simon, who graduated October 11, 1899.                       Displayed next to his we have B.J. Palmer’s diploma from January 6, 1902. Fun fact:…

Recently Donated – Class of 1936

The Palmer Special Collections and Archives are constantly growing thanks to donations from generous supporters. Recently we received some really exciting items originally belonging to Anna Barker, D.C. Palmer class of 1936.                             Thanks to our donor we have this amazing photo of the 1936 PSC choir!…

Recently Researched – Chiropractic Statistics

Have you ever wondered about what chiropractic success rates used to be, or what diseases were treated by early chiropractors? We have the answer! This book of Chiropractic Statistics from 1925 includes data from 99,976 cases reported by 412 chiropractors in 110 specific conditions. We recently scanned this book for a researcher, but decided it was too valuable not to…

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