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…

Faculty Appreciation Week!

“The P.S.C. able faculty is the one dominant force who keeps the entire ball revolving” — B.J. Palmer, 1911 Announcement, p. 95                               In honor of Faculty Appreciation Week, enjoy some photos of Palmer’s amazing early faculty!                  …

Digitize This!

New online content is now available to our students, faculty, and chiropractic history enthusiasts though our digitization project: We recently uploaded three Green Books that are now available in a searchable Flipbook format: —Spirit of the PSC —Chiropractic Gynecology —History in the Making A huge thanks to our student workers who make this possible. We could not do it without…

Preservation Week

Happy Preservation Week!    Preservation is a top priority for archives and special collections, and we are constantly working on preserving the history of chiropractic with custom book boxes, climate controlled storage, archival photo preservation sleeves, and much more. But preservation is also important for you! Family histories are irreplaceable and in order to pass them on you have to keep…

Digitize This!

New online content is now available to our students, faculty, and chiropractic history enthusiasts though our digitization project: We recently uploaded six B.J. Palmer publications that are now available in a searchable Flipbook format: –Disciplining the Hour –It is as Simple as That –Kidney Diseases –New Twist on Old Ways –New Twist on Old Ways—2nd Edition –An Invisible Government  …

Library Week 2019

In honor of National Library Week we’re taking a look back at the library over the years. Palmer has had a library since at least 1904. (1904-1905 PSC Announcement)       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…

Digitize This!

New online content is now available to our students, faculty, and chiropractic history enthusiasts though our digitization project: We recently uploaded six B.J. Palmer publications that are now available in a searchable Flipbook format: —Few Fearful…Fatal Flu Facts and Figures —Chiropractic for Men —Chiropractic Questions and Answers —Crowding the Hour —Diagnosis vs. Analysis —Chiropractic Has Earned the Right to Live…

30 Years Ago Today: Palmer College Acquires Central High

Happy April Fool’s Day! Beconned was the special April Fool’s edition of Palmer’s student newspaper, the Beacon. Every year the students running the newspaper filled an entire issue with the most ridiculous stories they could come up with. Keep reading to see a couple examples from 1989!                          …

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