Recently Researched: 1930s Palmer Graduate Brothers

Recently we were asked for any information on two Palmer graduates, Dr. G. Bertram and Dr. Howard Harper. They were two brothers who practiced chiropractic in Massachusetts! We found the following: They both graduated from the Palmer School of Chiropractic together in June 1930. Their class was called “The Palmeronians” They were known as “Bert” and “Harp” Bert was the…

Sigma Phi Chi

For our last blog of Women’s History Month we’re featuring Sigma Phi Chi! This chiropractic sorority is the oldest women’s chiropractic organization in the world and is dedicated to empowering women in chiropractic. It was founded at the Palmer School of Chiropractic by Mabel H. Palmer and was incorporated May 19, 1914.                …

Palmera Kabana

This week we would like to feature a prominent woman in chiropractic history, Dr. Palmera Kabana!                       Dr. Kabana was born to two practicing chiropractors in 1921 and named in honor of the Palmer family. Her parents were active members of the chiropractic community, so she began attending Palmer Lyceums when…

The Library is available online

Access Palmer faculty, students, staff, and alumni/ae Access the Library and Library staff remotely. We can answer any reference questions you may have and we can deliver full-text articles through the databases directly or via Interlibrary Loan. We have a virtual chat reference service and email reference services available from the Library’s home page, look for the ask-a-librarian feature. The chat…

Women’s History Month

For the month of March we are highlighting the women who have been an integral part of chiropractic throughout its history. We have been featuring chiropractic women on our social media this month, so don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for daily posts about women in chiropractic history! Here are some important women in chiropractic and resources to learn…

International Women’s Day 2020

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day occurs every March 8th during Women’s History Month. We would like to highlight and recognize international women who have studied at Palmer and who have contributed significantly to the successful establishment and promotion of chiropractic around the world. AUSTRALIA In 1904, Mrs. Barbara Brake from Melbourne, Australia traveled to Davenport with her sister-in-law,…

B.J. Palmer – Perhaps the No. 1 Circus Fan in America!

Did you know that B.J. Palmer loved the circus? He was a huge supporter of circuses and performers and loved elephants. He even purchased a circus band-wagon from the Barnum and Bailey Circus and had it restored, earning him an honorary membership in the Circus Historical Society.       (B.J. with the Two Hemispheres Band-Wagon)        …

Digitize This! – Palmer-Gregory College of Chiropractic

Did you know that Palmer College of Chiropractic isn’t the only chiropractic college founded by D. D. Palmer? After leaving Davenport D.D. Palmer went to Oklahoma and founded another chiropractic college, the Palmer-Gregory College of Chiropractic, with Dr. Alva A. Gregory. We now have Annual Announcements from the Palmer-Gregory College for 1909-1910 and 1911-1912 available on our digital collections! We…

Happy Holidays!

The archives will be closed from December 23 – January 6th.                                                       We hope you all have happy holidays and enjoy some time for rest and relaxation, and we’ll see you next year!  

Newly Acquired: UCC Composite

We are so excited to share our newest acquisition! This 1911 composite is from the Universal Chiropractic College.                                         UCC was located in Davenport, Iowa near Palmer School of Chiropractic. It was founded by former PSC instructor Joy Loban, D.C., Ph.C.…

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