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Special Collections preserves and provides access to an extensive collection of historical material related to chiropractic and the health sciences.
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Come visit us!

Take a page out of B.J.'s book and stop by Special Services to read one of our chiropractic classics.

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    Opening Hours

    The Special Collections & Archives department is located in the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library on Palmer's Davenport Campus.

    Access to materials and reference assistance is provided in the Reading Room on the first floor of the Library (L103).

    Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Hours during term breaks are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

    Please call (563) 884-5893, or email for assistance.


    This Guide

    This guide provides a general introduction to Special Services. In this guide you will find information what types of collections we have and what types of services we provide, and some of our rules and policies. The guide is divided into the following pages:

    • Overview
    • Services
    • Collections
    • Policies

    What is Special Services?

    Special Services is comprised of three units: Special Collections, Palmer College Archives and the Digital Center.


    Our Mission

    Our mission is to preserve and make accessible materials detailing the history of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, the wider chiropractic profession and related health care fields for today and future generations.


    What we have

    Special Services contains more than 10,000 books and 2,500 journal volumes, and is considered the most comprehensive chiropractic historical resource in the world. Archival material also includes Palmer's College Archives and other materials from the chiropractic profession. Resources in chiropractic, osteopathy, homeopathy, and other non-drug and non-surgical health sciences are collected, and are available for in-house use by researchers.

    Guide Author

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    Rosemary Riess, Head Librarian of Special Collections and Archives, Davenport Campus

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