Library Week 2020

Happy Library Week 2020! In honor of the 125th anniversary of chiropractic this year we’re sharing photos of the Palmer College library over the years.   By 1905 the Palmer library already consisted of over 2,000 volumes available for students to use to assist with their studies. It was described as “one of the essentials upon which this school has…

Digitization Update – The Chiropractor

Our students have been hard at work scanning issues of The Chiropractor and Clinical Journal! The Chiropractor was a monthly periodical produced by Palmer School of Chiropractic from 1904 to 1961. It featured chiropractic articles from many prominent chiropractors from the field and students and faculty of the Palmer School. We have just uploaded two full volumes to our digital…

National Poetry Month

Happy National Poetry Month! Poetry has a special place in chiropractic history and The Chiropractor and Clinical Journal used to feature at least one poem each month, often written by a student or Palmer alumnus. In honor of Poetry month here are some of those poems!                            …

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)        …

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