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D.D. Palmer at the World’s Fair

The World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893 was an historic event in American history and was attended by over 2 million people, including famous inventors, politicians, celebrities, and D.D. Palmer. In 1893 D.D. Palmer was practicing magnetic healing and selling goldfish out of his office in Davenport, Iowa. It was two years before the discovery of chiropractic, but he was…

Quick Preservation Tips!

These great tips come from the American Library Association with pictures taken from Palmer’s Chiropractic Archives. Learn more at http://www.ala.org/alcts/preservationweek Take the First Step The most important part of a preservation effort is taking the first step. Don’t let the pursuit of perfection be an obstacle to getting started. A simple first step like moving photos out of the attic…

Happy Anniversary, B.J. and Mabel Palmer!

Join us in wishing B.J. and Mabel Palmer a Happy Wedding Anniversary! B.J. and Mabel were married April 30, 1904 at Mabel’s parents’ home (Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Heath) which was then at Brady and Fourteenth streets. Rev. Rutter (Spencer Memorial M.E. Church, Rock Island) officiated. Wednesday, April 30th, 1924 was the twentieth wedding anniversary of B.J. and Mabel. They…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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