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!                          …

Recently Researched – Historic Chart

Did you know that the archives have historic charts and diagrams? Last week we scanned this Physiological Chart of the Involuntary Nervous System for an alumnus to decorate his office!     This chart was created in 1905 by George M. Goodell. The original chart measures 17.5 x 37 inches and had to be scanned in four separate sections due…

Check Out Our Digital Collections!

The Palmer College of Chiropractic Special Collections and Archives have created a repository for historical content, available for you to access anywhere, for free, online!  Using our searchable, flipbook format, you can access select Palmer yearbooks, Green Books, B.J. Palmer Pamphlets, photographs and more! You can access the digital collections from our website: www.library.palmer.edu/specialcollections A huge thanks to all our…

Intro to Special Collections and Archives

Our Special Collections & Archives are the largest collection of chiropractic materials in the world housed under one roof. We have books, manuscripts, theses, photographs, paintings, journals, research papers – the list goes on and on! And here in the archives you can view practically everything we have in the collection, whether or not it is in the catalog! We…

World Federation of Chiropractic Reading List

Last month Palmer staff/faculty members, Barbara A. Mansholt, DC, MS, Stacie A. Salsbury, PhD, RN, Lance G. Corber, MSITM, and John S. Stites, DC had their article, “Essential literature for the chiropractic profession: Results and implementation challenges from a survey of international chiropractic faculty” was published in The Journal of Chiropractic Education. The article article aimed to “to determine “essential literature” recommended by chiropractic faculty. The purpose of…

No Shave November

We are honoring No Shave November with photos of Palmer’s past students from the 1920’s to the 1970’s with fabulous facial hair! Enjoy! Stop by right around the corner from the 3rd floor library to check out the display to see more photos!                                  …

Tales from the Archives Keeper

In the month of October, we refamiliarize ourselves with death.  Each spooky sound and question unanswered becomes a dark mystery of the unknown and unexplainable.  But for archivists and librarians, these unanswered questions and shadows beyond the shelves, are an everyday occurrence.  It’s as if unnerving scenes of digging up the dead and putting them to rest are old hat.   …

P.S.C. Cafeteria

The old P.S.C. cafeteria was originally located in the Administration Building and was opened April 26, 1920. It looked very different compared to our modern cafeteria now. It could seat 400 people, and could serve 1200 meals in an hour which was made possible by their up-to-date equipment that was described as “modern in the extreme”. Something they would have…

Palmer Singing Groups

There have been a few different singing groups created in Palmer’s history from the 1940’s to the 1970’s. This blog post highlights some of those with some information and photos! These Choral Club photos come from a 1941 (left) and a 1949 (below) Palmer yearbook. This group was formed when the 1940 Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs came together just…

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