Here are four areas where you can make a difference in preserving the profession's past:
a. Determine from the administration of your alma mater how a donation will support and/or encourage historical research at the college.
b. Determine who at your college may be doing historical research (see AMER. J. CHIRO. MED. 1990 (March), Chiropractic History 1989 (December) & 1990 (July).
c. If the results of a & b (above) are positive, make a donation to your alma mater or another chiropractic college.
a. Join the ASSOCIATION FOR THE HISTORY OF CHIROPRACTIC (AHC), and receive a subscription to Chiropractic History, the AHC's journal.
b. Attend the annual AHC historical conference (this year at Parker College of Chiropractic, June 2, 1990, Dallas).
a. Make a donation to the CHIROPRACTIC HISTORICAL FUND of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH (NICR).
a. Contribute old books, journals, legal and clinic records, advertisements, correspondence and equipment to a chiropractic college archive (e.g., PALMER COLLEGE/Davenport, LOGAN COLLEGE in St. Louis.)
Here's where to get started:
Archives of the Logan College of Chiropractic,
1851 Schoettler Road,
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
Archives of the Palmer College of Chiropractic,
1000 Brady Street,
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Association for the History of Chiropractic,
(William S. Rehm, D.C., president),
4920 Frankford Avenue,
Baltimore, Maryland 21206
(Russell W. Gibbons, editor),
207 Grandview Drive,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15215
National Institute of Chiropractic Research,
(Paul J. Osterbauer, D.C., Research Administrator),
P.O. Box 80317,
Phoenix, Arizona 85060
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