Tag Archive for history

Student Picks! – Lyle Sherman

This week’s post is a fascinating introduction to Dr. Lyle Sherman written by Archives student worker, Johnny Finney!     Dr. Lyle Wheeler Sherman is a name that has gone down in history for being B.J. Palmer’s “Right-Hand Man.” Being a graduate of the 1934, “The Specific class,” the first graduating class that were adequately well versed in the Hole-In-One…

Digitization Update! – Chiropractic Educator

The Chiropractic Educator is a periodical that Palmer School of Chiropractic sent out to chiropractors in the field to help them advertise their practices. For a small fee they could have their business card printed on the issues sent to them which they could then hand out to their patients and potential new patients. The Chiropractor Educator was intended to…

New Display : B.J. and the National Parks

We have a new display up on the third floor of the library! “TRAVELING is an art. To know WHAT to see; to know HOW to see; to be able to systematize what you see, that it may make a lasting memory, are things that people can develop and train themselves to accomplish.” – BJ Palmer, 1928 B.J. Palmer traveled…

National Parks Month!

July is National Parks Month! Did you know that B.J. Palmer, through his radio station, WOC, hosted railroad tours?  They went to several parks in the Western U.S. Check out this brochure!                                                        …

All Archivists Stick Together

Have you ever wondered what archivists do, or what goes on in the archives and special collections all day? Here is a song celebrating the work that archivists do!                                                       This sheet music is…

Palmer On Break

We hope all the Palmer students are enjoying some well-earned rest and relaxation over this summer break! In honor of break here are a few pictures of the Palmer family on some of their  many trips.                                                …

Converting the Millions to Chiropractic

This week’s featured book is too large to fit on our shelves, and too pretty not to share.                       Created in the 1930s to combat misinformation about chiropractic, it represents a united effort by the profession to use advertising to promote chiropractic and change the public viewpoint on chiropractors. This…

Digitize This! – The Chiropractor (1914)

The newest addition to our digital collections is The Chiropractor  by D.D. Palmer! Daniel David Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, died in 1913 and this book was published a few months later by his widow, Mary Hudler Palmer. D.D. wrote two books in his lifetime, this one, and The Science, Art, and Philosophy of Chiropractic (1910), also called The Chiropractor’s Adjuster, which is…

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 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…

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