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David Palmer: Overview

David Palmer

David Palmer portrait



January 12, 1906 - May 24, 1978

David Palmer signature

Photographs are copyrighted by Palmer College of Chiropractic. For permission to use, contact us.

Opening Hours

The Special Collections & Archives department is located in the Administration Building on the Davenport Campus.

Access to materials and reference assistance is provided in the Reading Room on the first floor (A105).

Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm.

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


This Guide

This guide focuses on life and works of David Palmer. You will find resources which are about David Palmer and works authored by him, whether that be journals, books, manuscript papers or photographs. The guide is divided into the following pages:

  • Overview
  • Resources about David Palmer
  • Authored by David Palmer
  • Manuscript Papers
  • Photographs



B.J. and Mabel Palmer’s son, David Palmer was known as the Educator. David Palmer took over the school in 1961 after his father's death. He worked hard to modernize the school, renovating the classrooms and his groundwork enabled him to get the school accredited after his death in 1978.